The Freiplatzaktion Zürich (FPA) is committed to asserting the rights of asylum seekers and migrants. To this end, it offers professional and state-independent legal advice, brings legal irregularities to public attention and is involved in local and national political projects. In its activities, Freiplatzaktion Zürich is guided by the principle of “activist legal work”. In its understanding, legal work is “activist” when people are given unrestricted access to legal work, when legal workers show solidarity with their clients and when legal work is political. Activist legal work stands up for the right to rights – for all people regardless of their residence status.


Workshop: Activist legal work
Asylex, Freiplatzaktion and Zurich Legal – three organizations that
understand their legal activities as activist work. This workshop enlightens problems around the topics
such as asylum procedures, administrative detention and criminal law relating to foreigners.
Together, low-threshold support options shall be worked out for persons who are affected by repression due to their status.