We seek to help bring about change in the societies in which we live and use the law as a means to achieve this change. Here, our vision of lawyering strongly diverges from what most lawyers learn in their studies. The education and training of future human rights lawyers are part of ECCHR's organizational philosophy. The Critical Legal Training curriculum encourages trainees, fellows, Referendar*innen (German trainee lawyers), partners and alumn* to engage with critical perspectives on the law, postcolonial theory, feminism and intersectionality. Since its establishment, over 400 lawyers from almost 50 countries have taken part in ECCHR's Critical Legal Training.
Training & Co-learning
Institute – Training & Co-learning – Bertha Global Exchange
Bertha Global Exchange
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.
Institute – Networks & Exchange – Bertha Justice Network
Bertha Justice Network
ECCHR is part of the Bertha Justice Network which is comprised of 17 organizations from all continents, Bertha Justice Partners, as well as Bertha Justice Fellows and alumn*.
Institute – Networks & Exchange – ECCHR alumn*
Since ECCHR’s in 2008 nearly 400 young human rights lawyers from more than 40 countries have participated in our Critical Legal Training. Together they constitute our alumni group, and their numbers are now into the hundreds.