Criminal defence of migrants and human rights defenders

The LCL has taken on criminal defence in cases of migrants or those in solidarity with them who are criminalised for political acts, or who are subject to abuse of state power or collective punishment. These cases have included representing alleged migrant ‘boat drivers’ charged with smuggling, migrants who are arbitrarily detained, and individuals arrested following migrant-led protests.

Aerial photo of the migrant boat taken by HCG prior to its sinking

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Prosecution following the deadly 2023 Pylos shipwreck

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Prosecution for the 2020 destruction of Moria camp

Justice for Amir & Razuli

The prosecution of alleged boat drivers

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