Challenging Systemically Unlawful Practices in the European Asylum System
The current European asylum and migration system relies on systematically unlawful practices and the ‘out of sight-out of mind’ mechanism. This combination creates unacceptable injustices. Asylum seekers and refugees are in dire need of lawyers and interpreters who support them in enforcing their rights and fight for a humane European migration policy. We defend human rights and support our clients on their way to justice. Learn more about our projects:
Providing Free Legal Aid for Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Greece
We offer free legal aid and representation to asylum seekers and refugees in Greece. We fight for our clients throughout the entire asylum procedure, including representation before Greek and European courts.
Challenging the Legality of the EU-Turkey Deal & the Inhumane EU Hotspots
We challenge the appalling living conditions in the EU Hotspots and the unlawful rejections of asylum applications based on the EU-Turkey statement. We represent clients before Greek administrative bodies and courts as well before the European Court of Human Rights.
Fighting Against Undignified Living Conditions for Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Greece
We monitor the situation of refugees and asylum seekers who are exposed to deplorable living conditions in Greece, and take actions on their behalf before national and international courts and human rights bodies.
Challenging the Unlawful Detention of Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Greece
We challenge unlawful detention practices before Greek, European, and international courts, as well as through independent complaints mechanisms. We raise awareness about these unlawful practices through advocacy reports.
Protecting Refugees & Asylum Seekers in the EU from Illegal Deportations to Greece
We challenge the return of asylum seekers to Greece from other EU countries, which often take place within the framework of informal deals among member states, and which amount to human rights violations due to the deficient state of Greece's asylum system. We fight for the rights of those who are subject to these illegal deportation practices.
Family Reunification Within the EU
We provide legal support to asylum seekers in Greece who want to reunite with their family members in other EU countries. We provide support throughout the entire family reunification procedure. In particular, we challenge unlawful rejections of Dublin family reunification requests by the German asylum service before administrative courts in Germany.
Reuniting Families from the Middle East & African Countries
We challenge the unlawful administrative practices of German embassies in family reunification procedures. We primarily represent family members residing in East Africa and the Middle East, with a particular focus on unaccompanied minors.
Project against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
We raise awareness towards the situation of women* on the move and built support networks. Through individual legal representation we support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). We follow a holistic approach, which includes not only representation in the asylum procedure but also in criminal proceedings and matters of family law.