"Asylum Aid was founded in 1990 to complement the campaigning work of the organisation Rights and Justice. We were established to ensure that specialist legal advice and representation was accessible to individuals seeking asylum in the UK. In the twenty years since, we have represented and advised more than 30,000 people."
- "Asylum Aid was the brainchild of a remarkable group of people: the philanthropist and newspaperman David Astor; Ernest Morton, a Jewish refugee from the Nazis who became a Quaker; and Mary Dines, an activist who had latterly worked for Rights and Justice ..." Alasdair Mackenzie, Asylum Aid 1990-2002 
Accessed April 2012: 
- Patrons: Neil Gerrard, Guy Goodwin Gill, Jeremy Hardy, Terry Jones, Miriam Margoyles, Jon Snow
- Trustees: Enver Solomon (Chair), Annie McDowall (Deputy Chair), Tyrone Silcott (Treasurer), Gabriella Bettiga, Cate Briddick, Graham Denholm, Michelle Dixon, Nat Ehigie-Obano (resigned July 2011), Tim Finch, Sarita Godber, Barbara Marsh, Tony Samuels
- Women’s Project Advisory Committee: Gabriella Bettiga, Rhian Beynon, Ayse Bircan, Cate Briddick, Moira Dustin, Juliane Heider, Rehab Jameel, Sedi Keshavarzi, Eleonore Kofman, Jo Pettitt