About our work

Our vision: 

Every person in the former Soviet Union has a voice, access to justice, and can hold their state to account over human rights violations.

Our mission:

EHRAC is an independent apolitical organisation that stands alongside victims of human rights abuse in order to secure justice. Working in support of civil society organisations, we bring strategic cases to the European Court to challenge impunity for human rights violations. We raise awareness of violations and means of redress for victims, and we build capacity of individuals and organisations through mentoring, training and advocacy. Each judgment we secure contributes to an objective account of human rights abuse that cannot be refuted.

Our goal for the next decade is to strengthen our position as a leading human rights organisation, specialising in the European Convention on Human Rights, and recognised by peers and partners for our expertise, experience and integrity.

Key statistics

  • We are currently working on over 300 cases in collaboration with our partner organisations
  • Over 140 judgments have been passed down from the European Court in our cases
  • 97% of judgments established violations of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • More than €11 million has been awarded in compensation to applicants in our cases since 2003