Our partner organisations

Memorial Human Rights Centre (Memorial HRC) – Russia

Memorial was EHRAC’s first partner organisation, and is one of the leading human rights NGOs in the Russian Federation. It was established in 1991 and has 58 branches across the Russian Federation. EHRAC works with lawyers in their strategic litigation department who bring cases to the European Court. The Centre also focuses on politically motivated persecution in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, discrimination on ethnic grounds and analysing the situation of refugees and forced migrants.

Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) – Georgia

EHRAC has worked with GYLA since 2006 on various cases, including multiple cases arising from the 2008 South Ossetian conflict. GYLA is the original and largest professional union of lawyers in Georgia. It is committed to establishing standards of professional ethics, providing legal and civic education, and raising awareness among and providing legal aid to vulnerable members of the Georgian population. Currently, GYLA brings together more than 800 lawyers and law students from all over the country, working through its head office in Tbilisi and eight regional branches.

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor (HCAV) – Armenia

HCAV is EHRAC’s second partner organisation in Armenia. The organisation works mainly in support of those in the Lori Region of Armenia but it also operates across the whole country. HCAV a non-political, non-religious NGO which supports the principles of democracy, tolerance, pluralism, and human rights. Its focus areas are human rights, civil initiatives and advocacy, and peace-building through seminars, public hearings and actions, trainings, legal actions, studies/research, monitoring and lobbying. EHRAC and HCAV are jointly litigating several cases before the European Court.

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) – Ukraine

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) is the largest association of human rights organisations in Ukraine. The Union brings together 29 non-government human rights organisations. The goal of UHHRU is to protect human rights. The UHHRU constitutes itself as the part of the Helsinki movement and continuator of traditions and activities of the Ukrainian Public Group to Promote the Implementation of the Helsinki Accords on Human Rights – the UHG.

We also work with the following organisations:

Planet of Hopes (Russia)
Article 42 of the Constitution (Georgia)
Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre (Georgia)
Union Sapari (Georgia)
Legal Education Society (Azerbaijan)
Legal Guide (Armenia)
Foundation against the Violation of Law (Armenia)
Europe in Law Association (Armenia)
Women’s Resource Centre (Armenia)
Women’s Rights Centre (Armenia)
Public Information and Need of Knowledge (Armenia)
Regional Centre for Human Rights (Ukraine)

In the past, we have collaborated with:
Jurix (Russia)
Nizam (Russia)
South Siberian Human Rights Centre (Russia)
The Slavic Centre for Law and Justice (Russia)
Russian Justice Initiative (Russia)
Democracy and Human Rights Public Union (Azerbaijan)
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Ukraine)

We also respond to requests from individual lawyers if cases fall within our legal and geographical priorities. Contact us if you would like to enquire about partnering with us.