About us

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) was set up in 2003 by a team of human rights lawyers and experts with a wealth of experience of taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

From 2003 and 2012 we were based at London Metropolitan University, and at the start of 2013 we relocated to Middlesex University, joining the School of Law. We benefit from being situated in the University and the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in international and human rights law.

The majority of our work is done in close collaboration with our partner organisations, based on the ground in the countries we operate in.

To complement the work of our small team in London, we benefit from the contribution of professionals offering pro bono legal services, interns and volunteers. They contribute in the following areas:

  • Professional legal advice on a case-by-case basis by practising lawyers and experts in human rights law
  • Office administration through the NGO Skills Internship programme
  • Legal support through the Legal Internship programme
  • Translation and interpreting: 90% of translators used by EHRAC are volunteers

Our work is overseen by an international Steering Committee and a UK-based Advisory Board.

Find out more about internship and volunteering opportunities, and current vacancies within EHRAC.