Assistance to Refugees and Migrants in Legal Clinics

 

Migrants, especially refugees, do not have a real access to legal protection. At the same time, the established legal reality is often against them, and few rights they have are almost impossible to know and observe, especially in a financially and socially unfavorable context. Legal clinics could provide inexpensive and effective support to improve this situation.

One of the projects of the Legal Dialogue programme of the EU-Russia Civil Forum in 2017 included the examination of practices in specialised refugee law clinics in the EU and the analysis of existing potentials for more intensive work with migrants and refugees in Russian legal clinics.

Recent articles

15/08/2018

“Violence is usually revealed only after the woman is murdered”

We interviewed two women lawyers who litigate domestic violence cases and defend other rights of women living in the North Caucasus.
08/08/2018

Defending the right to seek asylum: a perspective from Poland

A humanitarian crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, caused by a sudden change in Poland’s migration policy, has been unfolding for two years and is still receiving very little attention from anyone other than human rights NGOs in both countries.
01/08/2018

Countries of the former Soviet Union as “Safe Countries of Origin” of asylum applicants

In EU humanitarian law, the concept of a "safe country of origin" is of utmost importance for understanding migration processes in Europe. Olga Gulina discusses why certain countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU) are recognized (or not recognized) as safe countries of origin. She outlines some of the changes in this sphere over recent years, and shares statistics of asylum applications lodged in EU member states by nationals of FSU countries.