10 Years ECCHR


In 2007, we set up ECCHR to challenge injustice through legal action. Since then, our work has shown how legal means can help curb human rights violations. Today, ECCHR works on over 80 cases around the world, seeking to ensure that powerful perpetrators are held accountable for torture, repression, exploitation and violent border practices.

Our 10 year anniversary publication from 2018 documents the cases we litigate and the partners and communities we work with, as well as the legal strategies and policy aims underpinning our casework.  

In 2018, we also established the Institute for Legal Intervention to increase the impact of our work beyond individual cases. The institute aims to contribute to global legal, political and societal debates, expand the education and training of young lawyers, and strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue.