On this page, you can find information about legal assistance offered by UNHCR. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact us.
Can UNHCR provide me with legal assistance?
UNHCR currently provides free legal aid and legal counselling in Herat, Paktika, Paktia, Khost, Ghazni, Kunduz and Kabul provinces. Legal counselling is conducted by lawyers, and is available to refugees, asylum seekers, Internally Displaced Persons (Afghans who have been forced to leave their home due to conflict or other reasons) and Afghans who have returned to Afghanistan after living as refugees in another country.
Legal counselling is tailored legal advice provided on an individual basis to assist with a particular legal issue. Our lawyers can help you with a broad range of issues, including:
- Family law
- House, land and property rights
- Access to civil registration and documentation
UNHCR also provides legal aid to individuals in need of civil documentation, which includes material support for the issuance of documents.
How can I get legal assistance?
UNHCR currently only provides free legal aid and counselling in Herat, Paktika, Paktia, Khost, Ghazni, Kabul and Kunduz provinces. If you live in one of the provinces and require legal assistance, please contact us to find out if you are eligible for assistance.