Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas agreed to allow the fixed presence of lawyers in two refugee hospitality centers in Eleonas, Attica, and in Moria, Lesvos, following a meeting with the head of the Athens Bar Association, Vasilis Alexandris, on Tuesday.
The program will be launched tentatively under the responsibility of the Bar’s committee for refugees and migrants issues, headed by Panagiotis Perakis, who also participated in the meeting. The ministry said the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has also expressed an interest in offering legal aid to refugees in Moria.
Mouzalas also briefed the representatives on the current situation in the centers, the problems facing the government, while the association presented their proposals on the refugee issue.
Before the meeting, members of the association visited the refugee centers in Ellinikon, Eleonas, Piraeus, Skaramangas, and outside Attica, in the city of Patras and the island of Rhodes, where they offered refugees a basic briefing on their rights and the current legal framework.