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An Evening with Lawyers Against Poverty

On Monday 15 October, Lawyers Against Poverty hosted a discussion at Simmons & Simmons on the theme of what lawyers can do in aid of refugees. We heard from Professor Alexandra Xanthaki, Research Director at Brunel Law School, who established an initiative whereby students can offer their assistance as volunteers… Read more

Launch of Just Lawyers at the Law Society

On 13 June 2018, Just Lawyers was launched on the first day of the Law Society’s In-House Division Conference.  Our panel of speakers – Nikki Elliot (Co-Chair of Lawyers Against Poverty’s In-House Thematic Group), Mark Maurice-Jones (General Counsel at Nestlé), Claire Mortimer (Assistant Legal Adviser at the Foreign Office) and… Read more

Case Study from Greece – Mahmoud

This is the third in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  Mahmoud is a refugee from Syria and was detained on arrival into Greece.  He was a victim of torture and severely traumatised.  Despite this, however, he did not… Read more

Case Study from Greece – Amish

This is the second in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  Amish is from a country where asylum seekers have an average recognition rate at first instance of below 25% in the EU.  As an individual identified as non-vulnerable,… Read more

Case Study from Greece – M

This is the first in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  “M” is a young woman and mother from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR).  She was forced into marriage at the age of 16 and was subjected to… Read more

Report on Work in Greece

Members of Lawyers Against Poverty made a contribution of €10,000 to assist the work of Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos, a small island which receives the majority of sea arrivals (on average 1,300 asylum seekers in each month from October 2017 to February 2018).  Most… Read more

Victory for Mary Sunday

On 17 May 2018, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the Court of Justice) ruled in favour of the complainants in ECW/CCJ/APP/26/15 – WARDC and IHRDA (on behalf of Mary Sunday) v Nigeria.  This is a very significant victory for victims of domestic violence… Read more