Uluchay helps ex-prisoners to solve their legal needs

“Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center continues providing legal aid support to ex-prisoners in the Sheki-Zagatala Economic Region. The legal aid is provided within the “Provision of legal aid to ex-prisoners in North-Western region of Azerbaijan” project funded by the European Union – Council of Europe Joint Project “Further Support to the Penitentiary Reform in Azerbaijan – 2” (JP SPERA – 2).

The legal aid and mentoring support aim to solve ex-prisoners legal needs on social and economic issues. Lawyers of Uluchay are working through face-to-face and group meetings with ex-prisoners and delivering legal awareness-raising sessions to these groups. The aid and mentoring process include supporting the development of necessary applications to courts or other government entities and general counselling to explain legal issues.

The provided support to ex-prisoners with their legal problems helps them rehabilitate and reintegrate into society and learn their rights. The project’s overall objective is to promote self-employment among ex-prisoners as a tool for rehabilitation and reintegration into society.