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We are lawyers and human rights experts.

We work with human rights defenders in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine, to identify systemic abuses and urgent threats to civil society and marginalised communities. Together, we undertake strategic litigation to secure justice and accountability.

Our focus

Our work falls under three intersecting themes: Civic Space and Democratic Accountability; Discrimination; and Conflict and Security Force Abuses.

The Enforced Disappearance Legal Database

The Enforced Disappearance Legal Database is the first and only resource of its kind for lawyers litigating cases involving enforced disappearance.
With content available in English, Spanish, French and Russian, it includes nearly 200 case summaries, drawn from the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, UN treaty bodies, and domestic courts. It provides international standards on enforced disappearances as set out in international humanitarian law and international criminal law, and information on international and regional human rights systems.
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Our Impact

Over the past twenty years, our work has secured landmark judgments that have improved the lives of our applicants, their communities, countries and – in some cases – people across the entire Council of Europe region.


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Explore our legal resources

Our Legal Resources section includes Legal Guides and Briefing Notes; Case Summaries; access to EHRAC’s library of Rule 9 Submissions and Third Party Interventions; and the latest news on our cases.

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