George Varnavas

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George Varnavas
George Varnavas
Title Legal Advisor
Key Project(s) Provision of Free Legal Assistance to Asylum Seekers
Degree(s) Law Degree (LLB); Master of Business Administration (MBA)
University(ies) University of the Aegean; Hellenic Open University (MBA); University of Nicosia (LLB)
Specialization(s) Strengthening Asylum

George Varnavas is a lawyer-legal consultant who is currently subcontracted by Future Worlds Center as a legal advisor focused on the "improvement of the situation of Asylum Seekers in Cyprus", funded by the German Empassy, which offers legal services free of charge to asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, undocumented persons and detainees

He was subcontracted from February 2014 to June 2014 by the Future Worlds Center as a legal advisor focused on the Provision of Free Legal Assistance to Asylum Seekers, funded by European Refugee Fund Solidarity Funds, which offers legal and social support, free of charge, to asylum seekers and refugees currently in Cyprus.

His duties include providing information on the asylum procedure, representation of asylum seekers through procedures before the Asylum Service and Refugee Reviewing Authority, visiting asylum seekers in detention facilities, reviewing asylum seekers files and preparing written interventions to the appropriate authorities.

Short Bio

George Varnavas holds a a Bachelors degree in Mediterranean Studies, International Relations and Organizations from the University of Aegean (Greece) and a degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). He also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

He speakes Greek, English and Spanish.

George became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association in 2013 and he is specialized in human rights.

He is interested in humanitarian and environmental issues.