News & Press

14th September, 2017

Legal Clinic for Human Rights in Society at University of Haifa supporting rlc abroad


From 29th of August until 10th of September, a team of University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, s
upported our team on Chios. They assisted our legal work and translated for us. Their contribution was an enrichment for our project and we will be happy to continue to work together in the future!




13th September, 2017

“Hotspots” at the EU`s external borders (GERMAN ONLY)

Catharina Ziebritzki und Robert Nestler von rlc abroad haben ein Arbeitspapier zu den Hotspots an den EU-Außengrenzen veröffentlicht. Es geht folgenden Fragen nach: Wie wirkt sich der „Hotspot Approach“ der Europäischen Union auf Asylverfahren und Aufnahmebedingungen in den Flüchtlingslagern an der EU-Außengrenze aus? Werden die Grundrechte der Asylsuchenden und rechtstaatliche Grundsätze gewahrt?

Das Papier ist hier abrufbar

9th August, 2017

TV report about rlc abroad

Our board member Catharina Ziebritzki visited the German TV format “Landesschau Baden-Würtenberg” at SWR. She talked about the work of rlc abroad on Chios. See the video of the interview.

01st August, 2017

New Flyer on WHO WE ARE

If you want to get a compact overview on who we are and what we do or know people, who are interested in our work, have a look at our new flyer on WHO WE ARE.

27th July, 2017

Joint letter of 27 Civil Society organisations regarding family unity

27 NGO`s from Greece, Germany and the EU wrote an open letter to i.a. the EU Commission, the German as well as the Greek government regarding family reunification for asylum seekers:
“we call you to take all the necessary measures in order to stop this unlawful practice, as the arrangement agreed between Germany and Greece is, which hinder core principles and rights as family unity, the best interest of the child, protection and integration of asylum seekers”

Read the open letter

18th July, 2017

Joint press release with Diakonie Deutschland (GERMAN ONLY)

Flüchtlingsalltag in griechischen Hotspots – Pressemitteilung der Diakonie Deutschland zur aktuellen Situation und der Arbeit von rlc abroad auf Chios.

Aufgegriffen von:

Neues Deutschland

13th July, 2017

“Family Life Temporarily not Available – Bilateral Limits on Family Unity within the Dublin Systems”

Vinzent Vogt from rlc abroad analysed the legality of the German-Greek agreement on slowing down the family reunification for Verfassungsblog.
See our Opinion on the agreement: refugee law clinics abroad on the intended reduction of family reunification under the Dublin III regulation

5th July, 2017

We are looking for translators for Arabic and Farsi to improve our work on Chios. See the Call vor Volunteers

09th June, 2017

Donations for covering the flight costs of the volunteers needed!

26th May, 2017

German Federal Constitutional Court halts the deportation of a Syrian refugee to Greece

17th May, 2017

Opinion: refugee law clinics abroad on the intended reduction of family reunification under the Dublin III regulation // Stellungnahme refugee law clinics abroad zur beabsichtigten Reduzierung der Familienzusammenführung nach der Dublin-III-Verordnung

17th May, 2017

Cooperation Migration Law Clinic VU Amsterdam

We are happy that the Migration Law Clinic at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is supporting our project. It is the first non-German law clinic we are working with. VU Amsterdam offers a master programme in International Migration and Refugee Law. There are already students enrolled in this master programme volunteering for rlc abroad.

27th April, 2017

“Legal Volunteering directly on the Island”

The Legal Tribune Online published a portrait on the refugee law clinics abroad.

19th April, 2017TS_Logo_ohne_DER_RZ_09

“A Feeling of Helplessness and Powerlessness Remains”

Donata Hasselmann from the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin published an article on the situation on Chios in the “Tagesspiegel”  [german only]

13th April, 2017

In the light of recent events: Completion of the “Wahlstation” for junior lawyers (“Rechtsreferendariat”) is possible refugee law clinics abroad at Chios, for more information see our recent CALL (german only)!

11th April, 2017

Our CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS remains topical and recently was shared by EURONEWS.

10th April, 2017