The Human Rights League has been supporting refugees and foreigners in Slovakia since 2005.Watch a short video about the activities we do at the Human Rights League:
We believe that Slovakia can become a new home for refugees and provide women, men and children with security, stability and a new beginning. Over the years, we have witnessed refugees from various countries find a home in Slovakia with the help of local Slovakians, and we believe that there are many people in our community like this who are willing to join in the effort to help refugees integrate into the local community. We are here to gather such people together and show them how it is possible to do so.
We believe in the universality of human rights, values of human dignity and equality. This is why we strive for transparent, dignified and responsible migration, asylum and integration policies. We work to protect the rights and strengthen the status of refugees and foreigners in Slovakia.
We trust in the positive benefits of migration and diversity in society.
What does our work consist of?
We combine direct, high-quality and free legal assistance to refugees and migrants in the Slovak Republic with advocacy and strategic litigation in the creation, enforcement and implementation of Slovak migration, asylum and integration policy. At the same time, we also strive to educate the next generation of young lawyers in the field of asylum and migration law by leading the Asylum Law Clinic at the Faculty of Law of Trnava University.
The Human Rights League introduced the following topics to the field of migration and asylum in Slovakia:
- Protection of the rights of unaccompanied minors and research on the countries of origin of asylum seekers (Katarína Fajnorová)
- Case law in Slovak and international courts (lawyers and co-operating lawyer Miroslava Mittelmannová)
- Legal Aid to Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings (Alexandra Malangone)
- Integration of knowledge from legal and linguistic anthropology (Helena Tužinská)
- Development of legal aid for foreigners living in Slovakia (Zuzana Bargerová)
- Development of individual social work with refugees (Katarína Marinová)