COVID-19 and its Impact on Human Rights: a discussion with Oxfam.  Tuesday 21 July 2020, 1900-2030.  Free webinar.

Join LAP for a discussion with Oxfam around COVID-19 and its Impact on Human Rights. The Covid-19 pandemic has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and could also force millions into poverty.  The impacts of the virus – and the response to it – are disproportionately affecting disadvantaged people… Read more

News from Lesvos

Lawyers Against Poverty is delighted that Oxfam in Greece, European Lawyers in Lesvos and the Greek Council for Refugees yesterday announced the release of a pamphlet on seeking asylum in Lesvos (entitled Seeking Asylum: Basic Legal Information for Applicants of International Protection). It is available in ten different languages (Amharic,… Read more

The Plight of Women Refugees

Research by Amnesty International exposes the inhumane and unsafe conditions that women refugees suffer in the course of transit to Europe and once they arrive. Interviewing 40 women and girls who had travelled from Turkey to Europe through Greece, the organisation recounted the consensus among them of feeling threatened or… Read more

Refugee Rights in 2018

On 10 December 2018, which marks seventy years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the same day in 1948, Amnesty International issued its annual review of the state of the world’s human rights. One area on which it focused was refugee rights in 2018 and… Read more

The Conditions in Moria Worsen

Last month, UNICEF issued a statement calling for children stranded in Moria on the island of Lesbos to be transferred to accommodation on mainland Greece. Many of the children are traumatised and vulnerable; they are in need of psychosocial support and at risk of violence in the camp. Conditions have… Read more