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Human Trafficking- Legal Advice and Aid

The Legal Aid Board provides legal services on certain matters to persons identified by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) as “potential victims” of human trafficking under the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008.

There are no merits or means testing involved and the applicant is not required to make a financial contribution to the Legal Aid Board. The service will be provided by solicitors who have received specific training in human trafficking issues.

The service provides initial advice to persons identified as “potential victims” of human trafficking on their legal rights. It also provides legal advice and aid to “potential victims” of human trafficking offences acting as witnesses in prosecutions taken under specified provisions of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008.

If you have any queries to make in relation to this service, you should contact the office outlined below. In addition, should you as a “potential victim” be required to act as a witness in respect of a prosecution to be taken on human trafficking matters and if you require legal aid or advice, the form below will enable you to register with the Legal Aid Board in connection with your application for such legal services.

It should be completed and sent as soon as possible to –

Human Trafficking / Administrative Support Unit,
Smithfield Law Centre
Georges Lane,
48 / 49 North Brunswick Street,
Dublin 7.

Freephone: 1800 238343.
Telephone: (01) 6469600.
Fax: (01) 6710200.

Human Trafficking Registration Forms

Information Leaflets for potential victims of trafficking