Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Georgia Pro Bono Directory

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

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.

Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA)

www.gyla.ge/
Tbilisi, Krilovi str.#15, 0102
Tel: +995 32 93 61 01 or +995 32 95 23 53
Fax: +995 32 92 32 11
Legal Aid Centre Hotline: +995 32 99 50 76 or +995 32 96 35 39, Monday-Friday 11:00-17:00 (lunch break 14:00-15:00)
Email: gylaatgyla [dot] ge

The Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting human rights and the rule of law. The GYLA provides both over the phone and online legal aid services, as well as private, in-person consultations. All consultations are confidential.

For online consultations, you must fill out the consultation form online, which can be found on their website under the Legal Assistance section. They accept requests from any part of the world, and a consultant should respond to such queries within two days, depending on the legal complexity of the question.

The Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) is an umbrella organization uniting four national NGOs based in the different regions of Georgia. The LAG Consortium offers free legal aid to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), IDP Returnees and Refugees in Georgia. The organization works to increase access to qualified legal services for all in need with a particular focus on IDPs, refugees and returnees, among other vulnerable groups. 

The LAG Consortium achieves its goals through a variety of activities implemented together with its partners which include, but are not limited to: provision of relevant legal information through printed materials, radio programs and information sessions during outreach activities; organization of thematic trainings, seminars, and workshops for the displaced, other civil society actors as well as decision makers at various governance levels, and provision of comprehensive legal counselling and assistance including in-court representation. The organization also carries out researches and analysis of the needs of the target groups and examination of policies and laws affecting them; participation in various working groups, commissions and forums to improve the coordination amongst stakeholders and to influence decision making processes; ongoing capacity building to its members and staff to continuously increase the quality performance and to improve services provided to the target groups.

TBILISI

Consortium Legal Aid Georgia
www.lag.ge/index.php
27b Mitskevich str.
Tel: +995 32 22 43 244
Email: lagatlag [dot] ge
Contact Person: Mr. Dimitri Zviadadze

Social Programs Foundation (SPF)
166/7 O. Chiladze str., flat 18
Tel: +995 32 23 79 115
Contact Person: Mr. Irakli Bokuchava

KUTAISI

Organization Future Prosperity House (OFPH)
25 Gogebashvili str. 
Tel: +995 43 12 52 502
Contact Person: Mr. Avtandil Kokhreidze

ZUGDIDI

Legal Protection Institute (LPI)
1 Tsotne Dadiani str., flat 6
Tel: +995 41 52 52 638
Contact Person: Mr. Irakli Avaliani

AKHMETA

Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (KRDF)
52 B. Cholokashvili str.
Tel: +995 34 92 25 277
Contact Person: Mrs. Tamar Bekauri

Norwegian Refugee Council Georgia

www.nrc.no/?aid=9168163
NRC Regional Office South Caucasus and Central Asia,Tabukashvili 19A, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: + 995 32 92 31 62
Contact Persons: Petr Kostohryz, Regional Director
Manana Gabashvili, Deputy Director
Email: nrcatnrc [dot] no

NRC provides humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees. Their programme activities are concentrated on five core activities, one being Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance. NRC provides legal assistance, usually through individual casework, but it may also entail class action. NRC pursues legal action through all relevant local, national and international legal systems and mechanisms, including customary law, conflict resolution and mediation mechanisms and any other prevalent systems of law - in addition to statutory law and the courts. NRC may provide training in legal issues to target groups and key local actors - to establish a platform of understanding of rights and applicable law, and subsequent legal approaches to key issues.

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