ECCHR’s human rights work is about more than merely applying the law as it stands. Law is an expression of societal power relations and thus an instrument of hegemony. However, law also has an emancipatory potential and we use that potential to highlight unjust power relations and to further social justice. ECCHR’s approach is unique in the way that it combines legal theory and practice. The Institute for Legal Intervention focuses on critical perspectives on the law, particularly concerning power and power dynamics. We aim to make a long-term contribution to societal, legal and political debates through exchange with universities and research institutions, through our training and co-learning activities, through collaboration with our partners worldwide as well as in dialogue with artists and activists.