legal solidarity

There are a number of initiatives offering legal aid to refugees in Britain and across Europe.

The new Immigration Bill further reduces the rights of migrants and refugees and deters those who are keen to help. A good source of information on the bill and its impact is Migrants’ Rights Networks.

Right to Remain is a UK-based human rights organisation working on migration justice, working with groups and individuals to help them establish the right to remain, campaigning for migration justice, organising workshops and meetings with grass-roots groups and networks, exposing the human impact of unjust immigration laws and policies.

Brighton Voices in Exile (facebook # contact@bvie.co.uk # 01273 328598) is a charity working to enable, accompany and support asylum seekers and refugees in Sussex and Surrey, offering destitution support and free immigration and legal advice to asylum seekers and refugees. It is always looking for volunteers to help out locally.

Freedom from Torture is a nation-wide network focusing on the care, treatment and protection of torture survivors. It has opened a local branch to raise awareness of its work. To help, join or attend the events, see their (facebook & email)

Returnwatch: Set up following the EU-Turkey agreement of March 2016 which allows deportations of refugees from the EU back to Turkey, Returnwatch is an accessible and practical tool for people after having been forcibly returned to Turkey. It seeks to connect ‘returnees’ with lawyers and human rights NGOs in Turkey, as well as to document the procedures implemented by Turkish authorities. The website is also for third country nationals who are deported from other EU members states to Turkey.

 

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