Christina Balta

Lawyer, Legal Team
🇬🇷 Greek

I was first registered as a Qualified Greek Lawyer in 2010. In 2016 I was employed by Greek Asylum Service, initially as a case worker trained on the Refugee Status Determination procedures and later as an Administrative Coordinator and Focal Point of Piraeus Regional Asylum Office. My willingness to work on the field and advocate for the rights of the Refugees and Asylum Seekers led me to join the legal team of Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the camps of Northern Greece in 2020. I was also assigned by DRC as an external expert to IRIDA Women’s Center in Thessaloniki, addressing the legal interests of women and their families, living in urban contexts. I am currently attending an L.L.M. program in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the European University of Viadrina in Germany.

I decided to come to Lesvos, because I think that refugees are at their greatest vulnerable condition and subsequently in most need for support at the moment they arrive at the borders. I joined Fenix because this choice represents the way I have been always seeking to work, by collaborating with various experts on conceiving the individuals as entities with much more than legal claims for international protection.