Refugees and asylum seekers have the right to free legal assistance provided by UNHCR’s partner, the Arab Institute for Human Rights (IADH).
The legal counseling and assistance unit can help you by:
- Disseminating information about the rights and duties of the asylum seekers who have been registered recently and providing them with legal counseling.
- Facilitating the obtainment of documents (residence permit, work permit, civil status- birth certificate/marriage certificate/death certificate, etc.…)
- Representing refugees and asylum seekers with the authorities (before the courts through the network of AIHR lawyers, before the police in case of detention, on the borders, …)
Who can benefit from the counseling and legal assistance services?
Any refugee or asylum-seeker registered with the UNHCR offices in Tunisia can benefit from the services provided by the Counseling and Legal Assistance Unit.
The Unit shall examine any legal issues that concern refugees and asylum seekers at the request of UNHCR or any of UNHCR’s partners who can receive applications for legal assistance. The Unit shall not examine any applications at the direct request of the refugee or asylum seeker or any other channels.
How to seek counseling and legal assistance?
You can seek counseling and legal assistance through UNHCR’s partners, Tunisian Council for Refugees (CTR) and Tunisian Association for Management & Social Stability (TAMSS), or by booking an appointment with the Arab Institute for Human Rights at the following phone number: 23 452 006.
IADH conducts monthly “know your rights” information sessions. This is an opportunity for both refugees and asylum seekers to learn about their legal rights in Tunisia. If you wish to attend these sessions, contact CTR on their helpline 58 574 595 for registration.
Please note that the Arab Institute for Human Rights staff dedicate Wednesdays for legal consultations at CTR premises in Tunis.
Address: 9, rue Abdelmajid Ibn Badis. Cité jardin-Belvédère. 1002 Tunis
Tel: 00216.23 452 006