Education Program

We want to change the societies in which we live by using law as a tool. Thus, our vision of legal work is very different from what most lawyers learn during their studies. The education and training of the future generation of human rights lawyers are therefore part of the organizational philosophy of ECCHR. With the Legal Training Program, we offer trainees, fellows, alumni, volunteers and partners from all over the world a curriculum that opens up critical perspectives and contextualizes the practical experience gained from the individual cases.

Berlin

Legal Training Program

ECCHR's Legal Training Program offers participants a unique platform for the theory and practice of international human rights law. We aim to develop and further a well-founded and critical analysis of the most pressing contemporary issues of law and society.

Berlin

Bertha Global Exchange

Professional Training

ECCHR has been able to invite colleagues from international partner organizations to come to Berlin for a set period of time as part of an intensive exchange of experiences and know-how. Bertha Global Exchange Fellows are actively involved in ECCHR’s day-to-day work and contribute to issues and cases that their sending organizations are also working on.

Berlin

Bertha Justice Fellows

Professional Training

With the help of the Bertha Foundation ECCHR has the capacity to offer two-year fellowships to particularly qualified candidates from our alumni. Bertha Justice Fellows are part of the global Bertha Justice Network comprised of organizations whose goal is to enforce human rights by legal means.

Berlin

Scholarships

The Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung scholarship for ECCHR's Legal Training Program offers young people with limited financial means and/or from underrepresented geographic and social backgrounds the chance to gain professional experience in human rights work.

Berlin

Alumni Network

Alliances

Since the establishment of ECCHR in 2008 nearly 400 young human rights lawyers from more than 40 countries have participated in our Education Program. Together they constitute our alumni group, and their numbers are now into the hundreds.

London

Bertha Justice Network

Alliances

ECCHR is part of the Bertha Justice Network which is comprised of 14 organizations from all continents, Bertha Justice Partners, as well as Bertha Justice Fellows and alumni.