The Legal Centre Lesvos AMKE is a civil non-profit organisation, registered in Greece and previously operative as a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund (UK).
Since August 2016, we provide free and individual legal information and assistance to migrants who arrived by sea to Lesvos, where our office is based. Beyond this continuous and direct support, we work on documenting violations of migrants’ rights and engage in advocacy and strategic litigation to hold the Greek government, Member States of the European Union, and European institutions to account. In addition, we advocate for equal access to safe and legal routes of migration in Greece, Europe and globally.
We are partnered with the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.
DOCUMENTARY – MORIA 35
A documentary produced by Joinda Production in collaboration with the Legal Centre which chronicles the months of organized resistance by migrants in Moria Refugee Camp in 2017, prior to the 18 July 2017 violent police raid and arbitrary arrest of 35 men who face trumped up criminal charges. The “Moria 35” will go to trial in Chios 20 April 2018.
Documentary – Inadmissable
A documentary produced by Thraedable in collaboration with the Legal Centre which highlights the various and severe breaches of human rights on the island of Lesvos.