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London Legal Walk Fundraiser

17 March 2017

On the 22nd of May we will take part in the London Legal Walk to raise funds for our legal advice line

 

This year the AIRE centre is taking part in the London Legal Walk organised by the London Legal Support Trust. We will walk ten kilometres to raise much needed funds to support out pro-bono legal advice line.

 

Since last year’s EU referendum we have faced a pronounced increase in requests for legal advice from EU migrants. In 2016 alone we received 2000 advice requests and provided over 600 free, confidential and impartial pieces of advice around EU free movement, health care access, residence status and documentation.

 

These requests come from some of the most vulnerable members of our society including victims of domestic violence, trafficking victims, and the elderly. Many of these individuals are wishing to secure their status in their country by acquiring British citizenship and we are assisting these cases in the face of Home Office bureaucracy and misinterpretation. This is where your support could come in. We need donations to help keep our pro bono legal advice line running and to continue our work.

 

With over 25 years of expertise and knowledge in our sector we are well placed to assist vulnerable EU and EEA nationals and their families currently living in the UK. We have been involved in a number of key cases over the years including MSS and Tarakhel v Switzerland concerning the lack of human rights protection afforded to asylum seekers and their return to unsafe countries; P v Cheshire West & Chester Council & Another where the UK Supreme Court subscribed to the fundamental premise that the human rights of disabled people should be protected to the same degree as the human rights of everybody else; we are also successfully helping a number of EEA nationals to challenge their removal in the UK tribunals after being caught up in the government's rough sleeping provisions.

 

You can donate online here or if you prefer to make an offline donation please contact irichmond-bishop@airecentre.org

 


 

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