12th October 2017
After the VG Wiesbaden adopted an interim measure providing that the German authorities have to communicate to the Greek authorities that applicants – who have close family members legally resident in Germany – have to be transferred to Germany, German authorities confirmed, that family members shall be transferred in time “in the near future”.
6th October, 2017
Our board member Vinzent Vogt spoke to The Iranian about the harsh conditions on Chios. The report gives a good overview about the conditions and some of the problems we identify.
25th September, 2017
The highest Greek administrative court on 22nd September decided in the cases of two Syrian asylum applicants. The court decided that the deportations were reasonable and did not refer the cases to the European Court of Justice for clarification of the safe third country concept.
This decision will effect many Syrian asylum seekers on Chios and the other islands. There is the danger of a high number of forced returns to Turkey. We call on Greece and the EU to stop implementation of the EU-Turkey-Deal and refrain from any forced returns to Turkey!
Read the full statement.
23rd September, 2017
A single judge of the VG Wiesbaden adopted an interim measure providing that the German authorities have to communicate to the Greek authorities that applicants – who have close family members legally resident in Germany – have to be transferred to Germany.
Read the full statement.
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.
13th July, 2017
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
26th May, 2017
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
The Legal Tribune Online published a portrait on the refugee law clinics abroad.
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
10th April, 2017