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Who we are

With Justice. Against Injustice. Justified.

To counter injustice with legal interventions – this is the aim and daily work of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.

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 and other international human rights lawyers to protect and enforce the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as other human rights declarations and national constitutions, through legal means.

Together with those affected and partners worldwide, ECCHR uses legal means to end impunity for those responsible for torture, war crimes, sexual and gender-based violence, corporate exploitation and fortressed borders.

About us

  • Who we are
  • What motivates us
  • How we work
  • Which tools we use
  • Critical Legal Training
  • Funding
  • Transparency
  • Partner lawyers
  • Work with us

Team

  • Wolfgang Kaleck
  • Miriam Saage-Maaß
  • Albert Koncsek
  • Andreas Schüller
  • Cannelle Lavite
  • Christian Schliemann-Radbruch
  • Chloé Bailey
  • Maria Bause
  • Thomas Babyesiza
  • Marie Badarne
  • Arne Bardelle
  • Abby d’Arcy
  • Laura Duarte Reyes
  • Rieke Ernst
  • Judith Hackmack
  • Hanaa Hakiki
  • Natalie Hauser
  • Sönke Hilbrans
  • Sarah Imani
  • Magdalena Kaffai
  • Antonia Klein
  • Patrick Kroker
  • Delphine Rodrik
  • Silvia Rojas-Castro
  • Joanna Samuels
  • Anne Schroeter
  • Eva Seeliger
  • Joumana Seif
  • Matthias Tasser
  • Claire Tixeire
  • Rahel Weldemariam
  • Allison West
  • Dave Youssef
  • Nicolina Zimmermann

Consultants

  • Daniel Augenstein
  • Carsten Gericke
  • Chantal Meloni
  • Ben Vanpeperstraete

Research Fellows

  • Ibrahim al-Kasem
  • Alev Erhan
  • Xuchen Zhang

Council

  • Lotte Leicht
  • Tobias Singelnstein
  • Dieter Hummel

Emeritus advisory board

  • Theo van Boven
  • Peter Weiss

Advisory Board

  • Alejandra Ancheita
  • Priya Basil
  • Markus N. Beeko
  • Reed Brody
  • Andrea Bührmann
  • Joshua Castellino
  • Gastón Chillier
  • Colin Gonsalves
  • Florian Jeßberger
  • Bonita Meyersfeld
  • Manfred Nowak
  • Jennifer Robinson
  • Ole von Uexküll
  • Vince Warren

In Memoriam

  • Michael Ratner
  • Simon Rau