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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. We are an independent legal centre that defends victims of human rights abuses before international courts, when they have not been able to secure justice in their country.

We work in partnership with leading human rights lawyers from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia to address systemic human rights violations and raise standards to protect victims and prevent future abuses. Find out more about our mission and goals in the ‘Our Work’ section.

Our team

EHRAC’s work is overseen by an International Steering Committee and a UK-based Advisory Board.

The International Steering Committee
Advisor
The International Steering Committee informs us of recent developments on the ground, and advises us on which issues might be suitable to challenge through European Court litigation. The Committee’s members are: Besarion Bokhashvili, Lara Aharonian, Intigam Aliyev, Galina Arapova, Prof.…
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UK Advisory Board
Advisor
Along with the International Steering Committee, the UK-based Advisory Board oversees EHRAC’s work and our strategic development. The members of the Board are: Samantha Knights, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, Prof. Joshua Castellino, Simon Erskine, Luke Harding, Natalia Prilutskaya, Sir Keir Starmer…
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We receive support from a number of grant-making organisations and would like to thank the following for their kind and generous support.

Avaaz
Supporter
Avaaz was co-founded by a global civic advocacy group, an online community that has pioneered internet advocacy in the USA. Launched in January 2007, Avaaz promotes global activism on issues such as human rights, climate change, animal rights, corruption, poverty,…
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East-West Management Institute
Supporter
East-West Management Institute (EWMI) works to strengthen democratic societies by bringing together government, civil society, and the private sector – to build accountable, capable and transparent institutions. EWMI is implementing a new five-year human rights and justice support programme funded…
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European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights
Supporter
Launched in 2006, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) replaces and builds upon the European Initiative (2000-2006). The thematic instrument has a broad scope of action. Its aim is to provide support for the promotion of democracy…
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International Partnership for Human Rights
Supporter
Based in Brussels, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) works closely with civil society groups from different countries to raise human rights concerns at the international level and promote respect for the rights of vulnerable communities. Together with partners, IPHR…
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Matrix Chambers
Supporter
The Matrix Causes Fund is a charitable fund administered by Matrix Chambers. The Fund provides support to organisations in the UK and internationally which promote access to justice, equality of opportunity or a sustainable environment.
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National Endowment for Democracy
Supporter
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1,000 projects of non-governmental groups…
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Oak Foundation
Supporter
The Oak Foundation is a group of charitable and philanthropic organisations established in various countries. It commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the…
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Open Society Foundation
Supporter
The Open Society Foundation (OSF), a private operating and grant-making foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSF implements a range of initiatives to support…
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Sigrid Rausing Trust
Supporter
The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a philanthropic foundation based in Britain. It was set up in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing as a grant giving trust and is guided by the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The funding categories…
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EHRAC at Middlesex university

EHRAC joined Middlesex University in 2013 and is part of the School of Law. EHRAC’s director, Philip Leach, is Professor of Human Rights Law. We benefit from being situated in the University, and the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in international and human rights law.

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Join our team to help advance the promotion and protection of human rights in our target region and beyond. Opportunities to work with EHRAC are advertised on this page when vacancies are available. We also periodically advertise our fellowship programmes, which offer talented candidates the chance to learn about international human rights litigation in practice.