Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Croatia Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Croatia. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

w2eu.info - Welcome to Europe

Email: contactatw2eu [dot] info or w2eu_infoatyahoo [dot] com

This hyperlink -w2eu.info - leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries. 

The Croatian Red Cross

http://www.hck.hr/en
Address: Crvenog kriza 14/1, PO Box 93, HR-10001, Zagreb
Phone: + 385 1 4655 814
Fax: + 385 1 4655 365
E-mail: redcrossathck [dot] hr
Contact person: Sanja Pupačić

The Croatian Red Cross (CRC), with the support of the UNHCR and the Ministry of Interior, provides social services to asylum seekers and provides services in their asylum reception centres. Services provided in the asylum centres include the following: psychosocial support, humanitarian aid, specifically tailored care for vulnerable groups, restoring family links, organisation of social activities, sports, and educational activities, language courses, activities with local communities, provision of information and referral and need- based advocacy.

The CRC provides support to persons granted international protection during the process of integration and facilitates their access to basic services such as health, social services, education and employment. Other activities include prevention of human trafficking and assistance to victims, psychosocial support to potential victims of torture, humanitarian aid and psychosocial support to migrants in detention.

During refugee crises, the CRC assumes a significant role as one of the leading humanitarian organisations working with the government, other NGOs and international/UN organisations.

Centre for Peace Studies

(Member of ELENA)

Selska cesta 112a, Zagreb
tel +38514820094
Email: cmsatcms [dot] hr

Promotes integration of recognized refugees and foreigners under subsidiary protection, further work with asylum seekers.

www.center4peace.orgIn English
Fra. Antuna Tomaševića 32, 32 000 Vukovar, Republic of Croatia
Tel/Fax: +385 (0)32 41 33 19
Tel: +385 (0)32 41 33 17
Email: centar-za-miratvk [dot] t-com [dot] hr
Working hours: Monday - Friday 08:00-17:00

Provides free legal advice. Focuses its work on refugees and ethnic minorities

Center for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights

www.centar-za-mir.hr
Augusta Square Šenoe 1, Osijek
Tel: +385 (0) 31 20 68 86
Fax: +385 (0) 31 20 68 89
Email: centar-za-miratcentar-za-mir [dot] hr

Legal Center: Gundulića 34, 31000 Osijek
Tel/Fax: 031 20 68 87
Email: ljudska-pravaatcentar-za-mir [dot] hr
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-13:00

Provides legal assistance and facilities durables solutions for refugees located in the Croatian Danube region. Cross-border cooperation with NGOs in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the return.

Legal assistance for refugees and IDPs is also supplied in the following areas: Property law, former tenancy / housing, restoration, Status Rights, criminal acts / law on amnesty, labour law, validation, pension rights, health and social rights (including welfare and health insurance).

Croatian Law Centre

http://www.hpc.hr
Hebrangova 21, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: (01) 48 73 967
Fax: (01) 48 35 013
Email: hpcathpc [dot] hr

Their website provides information for refugees on the asylum process in Croatia and who can help them in 10 languages. The organisation researches, educates and lobbies for changes in the law and social attitudes.

Serbian Democratic Forum

www.sdf.hr
Gundulićeva 55, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 (1)4 92 18 62
Fax: +385 (1)4 92 18 27
Email: zagreb-sdfatsdf [dot] hr

Details of regional offices are available on their website

Free legal aid to refugees and displaced, particularly to returnees attempting to reclaim property and access to social welfare and pensions.

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