No politician or military officer from a Western state has ever sat on the defendants' bench at the International Criminal Court.
Only rarely have transnational companies been held accountable to account for their role in human rights violations. But governments, non-state actors and corporations should know: Those affected by human rights abuses are not powerless. We stand by their side.
Together with affected persons and partners worldwide, ECCHR uses legal means to end impunity of those responsible for torture, massacre, rape, corporate exploitation and fortressed borders.
To counter injustice with legal interventions – this is the aim and daily work of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).
ECCHR is an independent, non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to enforcing civil and human rights worldwide. It was founded in 2007 by Wolfgang Kaleck together with other renowned human rights lawyers, in order to protect and enforce the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as other declarations of human rights and national constitutions, through legal means.