[Series] Pro Se Refugee Litigation – A Story of Hope 3 In Early March, Korea was one of the countries to be most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncertainty took over the entire country, affecting every family, company, and ways of life. In those difficult moments, I was also helplessly exposed to a harsh situation: I was fired from my work for no justified reason. My contract was until June this year, but my boss gave me three days to l..
[SERIES] Pro Se Refugee Litigation – A Story of Hope 2 How successful can refugee litigations without assistance from a lawyer be in South Korea? Quite unsure about the answer, Nancen volunteer Sang Ah and I supported Deo, a refugee from Burundi, with his litigation against the Refugee Status Refusal Decision he received from the Seoul Immigration Office. Currently, we are waiting for the result of his first trial. Following the first article of the..
[SERIES] Pro Se Refugee Litigation – A Story of Hope 1 Nancen meets Burundian refugee Deo It was one busy Wednesday afternoon in January 2020 when Deo (pseudonym) visited Nancen at the office. He was in an emergency situation: the court trial for his refugee litigation was only a few days away, but he had not been able to find an attorney to represent his case. From the first day Deo prepared for his refugee application in South Korea, he had not be..