About our work

Securing redress, challenging impunity

EHRAC jointly litigates cases of pressing human rights issues from Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Ukraine with local partners before the European Court of Human Rights and other international mechanisms.

We mentor our partners and provide training opportunities, strengthening the capacity of a community of passionate and talented lawyers and activists.

Together, we generate lasting impact by advocating for systemic change to domestic legislation, policy and practice, and to bring these into line with standards outlined in the European Convention on Human Rights and other international treaties.

Key statistics
We are currently actively litigating over 300 cases in collaboration with our partner organisations.
Over 140 judgments have been handed down by the European Court and other international mechanisms in our cases on behalf of over 650 applicants.
96% of judgments established violations of human rights treaties;
More than €12 million has been awarded in compensation to applicants in our cases since 2003.
Find out more about our achievements to date on our interactive timeline.

Our vision: 

Every person in the former Soviet Union has a voice and 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 of Human Rights and other international mechanisms to challenge impunity for human rights violations. We raise awareness of violations and means of redress for victims, and we build the 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.

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Our values:

EHRAC is committed to upholding and embodying the following values:

  • We will work with integrity and impartiality;
  • Our decisions will be bold;
  • We will be responsive to those to whom we are accountable and to changes in the external environment;
  • All our partnerships will be empowering and collaborative;

More information about our plans for the future can be found in our 10 Year Strategy (2013-2023).