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Anna Graff

Project Officer, European Lawyers in Lesvos

Greece

Bio

Anna-Lucia Graff is a sociologist of law. She is passionate about questions of human rights and migration policy and has held roles in non-partisan research institutes providing actionable policy advice, as well as working for the UN in Tajikistan on access to justice.

Contribution to Legal Tech

In April 2020, she joined European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) as a Project Officer for a pilot programme on Samos. As part of the role and together with her colleague Serena Ariello, she set up and implements BRYTER’s legal tech tool, which allows the organisation to be more efficient and increase its ability to provide legal support to more refugees.

ELIL is an NGO providing free, independent legal assistance to asylum seekers on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos. The organisation is committed to upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights and ensuring the asylum procedure is fair, efficient and robust. 

In Anna’s role as Project Officer, she set up the BRYTER app, which facilitates the collection of data and helps to streamline the legal registration process, and implements and trains the legal teams on Samos and Lesvos to use it and to appreciate its significant benefits. As a result, the organisation has noted a significant improvement in its operational ability, increasing efficiency at a time when many services were restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the ongoing challenges of the context, Anna and Serena are continuously working on new tools to further improve ELIL’s legal services and support asylum seekers on the Greek islands.

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