The European Lawyers in Lesvos is a project organised jointly by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV). It seeks organise a collaboration between European lawyers sent to the island of Lesvos to support and Greek lawyers to provide legal assistance to migrants requiring international protection.

The ‘European Lawyers in Lesvos’ project was launched in July 2016. Its purpose is to give refugees in Lesvos the chance to receive individual legal advice from a lawyer. As the uncertainty amongst the more than 4,000 migrants/refugees rises in the current international climate, information about legal entitlements is extremely valuable. To support the current efforts of Greece, EU member states are also sending numerous police officers and asylum law experts to Greece.

Through its activities, the project aims to ensure that every person seeking international protection is able to consult a lawyer and thus preserve the rule of law. The project also produces and distributes general legal information for migrants requiring international protection, in cooperation with other organisations already present in Greece.

Read more about the project and its activities on their website