Ukraine Assistance: Pro-bono Legal Counsel Panel
We are coordinating and inviting practitioners to participate on a register of EU lawyers to assist immigration and refugee NGOs and civil society organisations
The nature of this emergency assistance can relate to the legal complexities in respect of Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) immigration, applications for international protection or other issues relating to permission to enter and to remain in the State.
Expertise in many other relevant areas of law which would be of interest to new arrivals, on an emergency basis, include social welfare, housing, employment, education law.
How it will work
Legal Counsel: Members of The Bar of Ireland are invited to participate, and offer legal assistance on a pro-bono emergency basis by providing their details and of their area of legal specialism as well as any language proficiency to firstname.lastname@example.org
NGOs & partnering EU Bar Associations will have available to them a resource of expert Counsel in order to assist those fleeing the Ukraine crisis seeking particular assistance in coming to Ireland.
Where an NGO/Bar Association registers a query, it will be triaged and assigned to one of our volunteering barristers who then will be your primary contact on your matter.
We list below some links to publicly available resources relevant to Immigration and Protection Law and procedure in the context of the Ukraine Crisis. We draw particular attention to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for nationals and residents of the Ukraine on the Department of Justice website.
Department of Justice – Immigration Service Delivery
for official government policy on immigration
for information on temporary protection for people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine
FAQs for nationals and residents of Ukraine
Department of Justice – visa / preclearance application process
for official government policy on visa applications for people located outside Ireland
IPO (International Protection Office)
for details on how to apply for international protection in Ireland
for important information for Ukrainian nationals
Department of Social Protection
for official governmental policy on social welfare payments
for guidance on how to apply for asylum in Ireland
for information for people fleeing Ukraine
for guidance on Irish law and policy
IRC (Irish Refugee Council)
an NGO supporting refugees in Ireland
IRC Ukraine information note
ICI (Immigrant Council of Ireland)
an NGO supporting migrants in Ireland
for information on migrants’ rights in Ireland
Mercy Law Resource Centre
an NGO supporting people with housing needs
guidance from the EU for people fleeing Ukraine
IOM (International Organisation for Migration)
an international organisation to assist migrants worldwide
Irish Red Cross
the Irish branch of an international organisation supporting refugees and their family members worldwide
Information for Ukrainian Nationals
EU Asylum Agency
Rapid response by EU+ countries to address the needs of displaced people from Ukraine