Asylum means refuge. When you apply for asylum, it means that you seek protection in a country other than your home country. A person who is exposed or risks being subjected to persecution, torture or inhuman and degrading treatment in their home country can seek asylum in Sweden. An asylum seeker is in most cases entitled to a public counsel, a lawyer who represents him / her through the process free of charge. The asylum seeker also has the opportunity to choose which assistant to represent him or her. Notify the Swedish Migration Agency if you want one of our lawyers as your public counsel. The Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers represent asylum seekers on a daily basis as public assistants and are often wanted by individuals in these cases, as we have a very high level of expertise in the field. It is also possible to hire us privately.
We also represent individual asylum seekers in the so-called Dublin transfer to another EU country, as well as asylum seekers or former asylum seekers who are detained in Sweden. If you have been banned from returning, we can help you appeal this decision.
If you have been rejected in an asylum process, but there are new circumstances that have not been tried before and which mean that you may need protection in Sweden, we can help you submit a report of impediment to enforcement to the Swedish Migration Board. We can also help you appeal a decision regarding this. If you are granted a new trial, we are often appointed as public assistants in the new process.