Hans-Litten-Award 2016 goes to Wolfgang Kaleck and Miriam Saage-Maaß
4 July 2016 - Wolfgang Kaleck, Secretary General of ECCHR and Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß, Vice Legal Director of the organization will be awarded this year’s Hans-Litten-Award by the German Association of Democratic Lawyers (VDJ). With the prize the VDJ acknowledges the work of Kaleck and Saage-Maaß on the strategic litigation of ECCHR’s projects. As examples the VDJ points to the case work on the textile industry, US drone wars and migration.
"Universal Jurisdiction in Germany?" Report on the Congo War Crimes Trial
8 June 2016 - With "Universal Jurisdiction in Germany? The Congo War Crimes Trial: First Case under the Code of Crimes against International Law" ECCHR has published its final report on the trial of two Rwandan leaders of the Hutu militia 'Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda' (FDLR) at the Higher Regional Court in Stuttgart. It was the first trial held under Germany’s Code of Crimes against International Law. Based on trial monitoring carried out over four and a half years, the report examines the background, the course and the significance of the trial.
ECCHR Annual Report 2015
20 May 2016 - Our new annual report offers an overview of ECCHR’s cases, both new and longstanding. It also describes and reflects on some of the milestones of our work from 2015. Once again we have been breaking new legal ground. We are helping refugees and migrants to enforce their right to have rights and we are using legal tools to hold transnational corporations liable for their unlawful practices in the sale of pesticides in the Global South.