Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) is an independent, non-profit professional organization founded in 2003 in North Macedonia, which provides legal aid and strategically litigates to protect human rights.
Equipped with the knowledge and innovative capacities of young lawyers, MYLA promotes the rule of law and influences policy through research and advocacy. MYLA is an authorized provider of legal aid. MYLA’s pool of attorneys from all regions in Macedonia and in-house lawyers provide legal aid and representation in areas related to access to justice, human rights, anti-discrimination, legal aid for persons in extreme poverty, asylum, migration, and statelessness issues.
The organization’s work focuses on:
1) Legal aid and strategic litigation;
2) Capacity building;
3) Research, policy, and advocacy.
MYLA is actively engaged on areas that include the topics migration and asylum, statelessness, discrimination, free legal aid, trafficking of persons and smuggling, improvement of polices and legal regulations and strategies of state institutions and judiciary.