Legal Centre Lesvos
Support Migrants Rights in Lesvos and fight criminalisation
With a team of Greek and international lawyers, interpreters, legally trained volunteers and founding members, the Legal Centre Lesvos works to defend the rights of migrants in a context where those are increasingly violated due to unfair and inhumane Greek and European migration policies designed to reduce access to asylum and protection for migrants in Europe. Since August 2016, the Legal Centre Lesvos provides free and individual legal information, representation and assistance to migrants who arrived by sea to the Greek island, Lesvos. Beyond this continuous and direct support, we work on documenting violations of migrants’ rights and engage in advocacy and strategic litigation to hold the Greek government, Member States of the European Union, and European institutions to account. In addition, we advocate for equal access to safe and legal routes of migration in Greece, Europe and globally. The Legal Centre Lesvos operates with the exclusive support of individual donations and from entities that are not complicit in human rights violations or environmental abuses, which allow us to maintain our independence and build relationships with solidarity organisations in Lesvos and beyond.
- 6 months
- 28. October 2020