Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The U.S. Embassy in Asmara is not able to offer legal representation, assistance or advice nor are we able to recommend a specific attorney or medical provider. If you have been the victim of a crime, please contact the Eritrean Police, Ambulance or Fire Patrol.

The local equivalent to the “911” emergency lines in Eritrea are

(+291)1-20-29-14 / 20-19-17 / 20-16-06 for medical emergencies

(+291)1-12-77-99 for police emergencies

(+291)1-20-20-99 for fire emergencies

The Embassy also strongly suggests that you hire the services of a local attorney who will be able to provide detailed and accurate information on legal proceedings in the Eritrea. For your information, a link to a list of local attorneys is found on the right side bar.