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Working at ECCHR

Together with affected parties and our global partner network, we intervene legally to combat human rights violations and to advocate for the enforcement of universal human rights.

Are you interested in a job at ECCHR? Learn more about us as an employer and our open positions here. 

Current openings


Fight for justice!
We support those affected by human rights violations in their struggle for justice, hold those responsible accountable, and seek to contribute to social change by making injustice visible. 

People at ECCHR 
Our work benefits from the diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from people of all cultures and backgrounds with their diverse experiences. We create the necessary conditions to enable all colleagues to work independently.

A global network 
Diverse, challenging, international – you will work together with partners worldwide and enter into dialogue with lawyers, artists and activists. 

Room for growth 
Open to new ideas? We are a dynamically developing organization – and you can develop with us. We offer you spaces for creative freedom.

You will fit in with us if...

  • you want to do meaningful and challenging work in an internationally active human rights organization 

  • you want to help expose structural injustice and make human rights a universal reality

  • you seek continuously to further your education 

  • you are interested in discussions, exchanges and critical-progressive human rights work 

  • you are enthusiastic about human rights issues and enjoy interdisciplinary thinking

What we offer you 

We offer an appreciative working environment, flexible work scheduling options and also take into account the (time) needs of parents and other people with care work responsibilities. In addition, we offer many other benefits – from a beautiful, central office space to team activities and free yoga classes. 

The benefits of working with us: 

  • 30 days of vacation

  • fair remuneration in the NGO sector 

  • option of part-time work 

  • option of home office or remote work

  • beautiful, central office space with good transport connections in Kreuzberg

  • critical and self-critical exchange with colleagues

  • regular team activities

  • annual budget for additional training

  • company doctor

  • free yoga classes


Do you have any questions? Please contact
Eva Seeliger
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 296 805 94

Looking for an internship?

Internship in the communications department 
We are looking for an intern in the area of media and communications to start in January 2023, as well as in April 2023. We are delighted to accept applications at any time. More information on the internship.

The Critical Legal Training program 
Education, shared learning and cooperation in transnational networks and universities make up an essential area of ECCHR’s work. In order to foster progressive human rights work in the future, we work to generate critical exchanges with young lawyers in the framework of the Critical Legal Training program. Learn more about the program.

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


  • 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
  • Judith Hackmack
  • Hanaa Hakiki
  • Natalie Hauser
  • Sönke Hilbrans
  • Sarah Imani
  • Arite Keller
  • Antonia Klein
  • Patrick Kroker
  • Delphine Rodrik
  • Silvia Rojas-Castro
  • Joanna Samuels
  • Anne Schroeter
  • Eva Seeliger
  • Joumana Seif
  • Matthias Tasser
  • Claire Tixeire
  • Michelle Trimborn
  • Allison West
  • Nicolina Zimmermann


  • Carsten Gericke
  • Chantal Meloni
  • Ben Vanpeperstraete

Research Fellows

  • Ibrahim al-Kasem
  • Alev Erhan
  • Xuchen Zhang


  • 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