ELENA - European Legal Network on Asylum
network

The European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA) is a forum of legal practitioners promoting the highest human rights standards for the treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and other persons in need of international protection in their daily individual counselling and advocacy work.

The ELENA network established in 1985 now extends across 35 European states and involves some 500 lawyers and legal counsellors. It is coordinated by the Secretariat of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) in Brussels in close consultation with the ELENA National Coordinators. National Co-ordinators of the network include legal practitioners, legal academics and legal officers in ECRE member organisations.

Objectives:

  • Provide and reinforce contact between legal practitioners in different European countries to promote cooperation on individual cases and practice;
  • study the implementation of national, European and international law relating to refugees;
  • organise seminars on specific topics relating to refugee law and make the results available to practising lawyers;
  • promote the development of national networks of legal practitioners specialising in asylum law.

Links

Coordinator: ECRE

  • 5asy

    Asylum and forced displacement

    Asylum is a fundamental human right guaranteed universally by the 1951 Geneva Convention. The European Union’s Common European Asylum System (CEAS) set up common procedures to ensure fair...

    View Asylum and forced displacement
  • 7mgov

    International migration governance

    International migration governance refers to the complex framework of laws, regulations, partnerships, that national, subnational and international institutions adopt to manage and shape...

    View International migration governance

Additional Info

Spatial Coverage Europe
Organisation Type Expert network
Outputs
  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Courses
Members
  • Some 500 lawyers and legal counsellors

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