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HUMAN
RIGHTS
LEGAL PROJECT

our mission

The Human Rights Legal Project is a legal aid organisation defending the fundamental rights of people on the move in Greece, and seeking accountability for state criminality at the EU border.

​HRLP is unique in challenging the systemic and individual human rights abuses that fall outside of the asylum process, including the criminalisation of asylum seekers, pushbacks, arbitrary detention, and denial of access to healthcare.  

By providing free legal aid, we support displaced people to access the justice system, and realise their rights. 

We use the law to hold states to account, catalyse change and advocate for a fair, safe and dignified migration and asylum system.  

About
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who we are

Born as a collaborative civil society initiative, we are a passionate group of human rights lawyers, advocates, and community activists. Our office is located on Samos, and our Board Members support remotely from different international locations.

what we do

Greek police blockading a refugee camp exit during COVID-19
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Protesters on Samos protesting pushbacks in the Aegean

We provide holistic legal support to empower the displaced community to access the justice system and realise their rights.

tackling Criminalisation of people on the move

We assist individuals who are accused of smuggling for the mere fact of migrating.

We challenge border violence and take legal action for pushbacks survivors.

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DEFEND THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF DISPLACED PEOPLE

Join us in fighting for the rights of displaced people at European borders, and consider donating to support our work.  

OUR PARTNERS AND ALLIES

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