Recently the lawyers and attorneys of the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P) visited Lviv. And visited not just to enjoy the centuries-old architecture and magical atmosphere of this beautiful city, but also to share their experience and knowledge about refugees and asylum seekers with the government officials.
Our colleagues Oleksandra Zhurko, Svitlana Butenko, Oleksandra Novikova and Anna Khitsevych conducted two educational events for the employees of the State Migration Service (SMS) of Ukraine Departments in Lviv, Khmelnytsky, Lutsk and Zhytomyr.
«We talked about all the complex and problematic issues that usually arise when applying for refugee status in Ukraine (such as when the person is applying from the places of detention). This was a great experience for us as well – the representatives of territorial divisions of the State Migration Service told us about their own interesting and rich experience of work with refugees and asylum seekers»,– said Anna Khitsevych, Capacity Development Coordinator of the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P).
Another seminar was attended by the lawyers who work in the state secondary free legal aid centers (FLAC). Among other legal cases, they also work with the cases of asylum seekers and refugees.
«We told the FLAC lawyers about the procedure for granting refugee status, pre-trial and judicial types of appeals against negative decisions of the SMS of Ukraine, as well as the procedure for appealing decisions on extradition in cases of asylum seekers»,– added Anna.
During the seminars, all the participants engaged in solving practical problems, preparation of their own mini-presentations, as well as discussed the outcomes.
Our colleagues provided information to the representatives of both parties who work directly with refugees: the State Migration Service of Ukraine and the free state attorneys of the PRAVOKATOR law club.
- Overview of the practice of the Supreme Court in disputes concerning the recognition of persons as refugees or in need of the complementary protection (2018-2021)
- Since the beginning of the year, R2P has held 6 meetings for the Refugee Communities
- Right to Protection CF provides refugees with legal aid