With the implementation of the EU-Turkey Deal, access to justice for refugees has become increasingly difficult. Samos Volunteers supports the work of the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin and Avocats sans Frontières France by funding the Samos Legal Centre. The Samos Legal Centre provides the two legal teams with a space counsel clients, provide asylum information and protect fundamental human rights.
The legal teams provide:
Workshops on the asylum process;
Individual counselling and support ahead of asylum interviews, and accompaniment to the interview; and
Support in family reunification cases.
The counselling sessions give refugees the chance to understand the asylum process in sufficient depth, with regard to their individual history. Although the legal team works tirelessly, they are only able to cover around 100 cases per month, a number that pales in comparison to the current size of the camp.