HIAS in Israel
REFUGEES IN ISRAEL
HIAS CLIENTS IN ISRAEL
HIAS SERVICES IN ISRAEL
For many of the asylum seekers in Israel the stakes are high — they face government proceedings that could deprive them of liberty and protection or leave them separated from their families. Being represented in these proceedings by legal service providers can significantly improve the outcome. Securing legal status is vital to refugees being able to heal and rebuild. It provides freedom from detention, access to services and public benefits, the ability to seek employment, and important legal rights. In addition to help with asylum claims, HIAS provides other forms of legal aid to asylum seekers including legal assistance regarding family law, access to social rights, humanitarian requests and other proceedings. HIAS Israel runs the only program that provides pro bono legal representation for asylum seekers in urgent family law matters in Israel. Many of our clients need legal aid to help them leave abusive relationships, support their families, or see their children.
Through the Rukin Fellows program, HIAS has built a cadre of outstanding lawyers and law students dedicated to providing legal services to those most in need. HIAS Israel collaborates with leading Israeli commercial law firms to provide pro bono support to asylum seekers. We provide firms with training and mentorship; today we have over 150 lawyers and law students in our pro bono network, and our program has assisted over 1000 asylum seekers. While our program focuses mainly on individual representation, we have had legal achievements that made a broad impact on the asylum seeker population in Israel.
HIAS’ services are free. If someone tries to charge you for services claiming they represent HIAS, please report it at our confidential email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. HIAS has a zero-tolerance policy on fraud and corruption.