Irish Refugee Council


Project: Early Legal Advice for Protection Applicants

Project partners: Asylum Aid, COMPAS, Estonian Human Rights Centre

In the following video from the EPIM workshop in June 2013, project coordinator Sue Conlan gives an overview of the objectives, key activities and impact of the project:

The Early Legal Advice for protection applicants project combines research at an EU and national level (in three EU member states) on the understanding and practice of early legal advice for asylum seekers. This research will be used to develop and demonstrate a variety of advocacy tools to seek change at both at national and EU level.

The main objective is to demonstrate early legal advice as effective, fair and efficient in the determination of protection claims at the initial stage by the national authorities. The key activities include research, report preparation and dissemination, and the development and use of advocacy tools. The outcomes that the project hopes to achieve are a better understanding of early legal advice at EU and national level and its acceptance at EU level as best practice.

Contact:     Second Floor, Ballast House, Aston Quay,

Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: + 35 (0)31764 5854