Institute - Networks & Exchange - ECCHR alumn*
Our alumn* network
Anyone who undertakes a legal traineeship, Bertha Global Exchange or Justice Fellowship, or who works or volunteers for ECCHR is a partner for mutual learning: ECCHR CONNECT is a membership-based online platform for our alumn* and team.
They use ECCHR CONNECT to network, develop ideas, share expertise, and stay up-to-date with each other and with ECCHR.
Since ECCHR’s establishment in 2008, around 400 young human rights lawyers from more than 50 countries have joined ECCHR’s Critial Legal Training as volunteers or trainees.
We would like to once again thank all of you for your participation! If you would like to support us financially, we appreciate your donation.
Our Critical Legal Training is a hub for up-and-coming human rights defenders from all over the world. Participants are involved in ECCHR’s daily work within its key program areas and receive a practical training in strategic litigation. The core aim is to further social justice by enforcing human rights and in doing so to find creative ways to push legal boundaries.
Coming back to ECCHR has meant constantly meeting new interesting people from all over the world, whose passion and talent makes you want to be better.
ECCHR alumnus 2008
Thank you for the package of new ideas and perspectives that continue to enrich my thinking and that turned out to be crucial for the direction of my professional life!
ECCHR alumna 2016, Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung Fellow
My four years at ECCHR certainly shaped and determined my professional career and had an enormous formative influence on me as a human rights lawyer.
ECCHR alumna 2011, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (Oxford University)
I found ECCHR to be an exceptionally warm and welcoming workplace. The office serves as a space for continuous learning, of many stimulating debates and discussions, which form an integral part of ECCHR’s work culture.
ECCHR alumna, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
ECCHR has a voice that is holding governments and corporations to the standards they set for themselves and reminding them over and over again: You’ve enshrined these things in law, you have to live up to them.
ECCHR alumnus 2012, Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte