Legal Assistance

UNHCR’s Legal Partner, Cabinet Maître LEMSEGUEM, operates across all provinces in Morocco. As an asylum-seeker or a refugee, you have the right to approach and request legal assistance from UNHCR’s Legal partner for any legal dispute you may face.

➡️ Legal assistance is available for cases of:

  • Deportation
  • Administrative detention
  • Abuse and violence
  • Other cases falling under civil law (such as divorce, custody, and birth registration), rent law, commercial law, and labour law.

In addition, UNHCR’s legal unit provides counselling and assistance by:

  • Disseminating information on rights and duties of recently registered asylum seekers and providing them with legal counselling.
  • Providing information on obtaining national documentation (residence permit, work permit, civil status- birth certificate/marriage certificate/death certificate, etc.)
  • Legally representing refugees and asylum seekers with authorities (before the courts, before the police in case of detention)

➡️ Who can benefit from counselling and legal assistance services?

Any refugee or asylum-seeker registered with UNHCR’s office in Morocco can benefit from services provided by UNHCR’s Counselling and Legal Assistance Unit and UNHCR’s legal partner Cabinet Maître El Kbir LEMSEGUEM.

➡️ How to seek counselling and legal assistance?

You can seek counselling and legal assistance through UNHCR’s partner:

Maître El Kbir Lemseguem

  • Address: Cabinet Maître El Kbir LEMSEGUEM, 55 bis, bloc 4, Takaddom, Rabat
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday from 08h00 until 16:30
    Tel: +212 (0)5 37 80 54 35/+212 (0)6 06 35 35 06. It is recommended to call to make an appointment.

You can also contact UNHCR office at +212 (0) 537 545400 from 09:00 to 12:30 from monday to friday or UNHCR Protection Hotline on +212(0) 666 58 43 61 every Friday from 09:00 to 12:30.

➡️Where Can I get help if I am arrested?

If you are under arrest, at risk of refoulement or expulsion, please call UNHCR arrest hotline +212 (0) 6 61 29 67 73 from 9 am to 10 pm everyday.

ATTENTION! ALL services provided by UNHCR or any of its partners are FREE of charge.

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