The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) joined Middlesex University in 2013 and is part of the School of Law.
EHRAC assists non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and lawyers in Russia and the South Caucasus in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights. Our mission is to support the long term sustainability of the local human rights communities by strengthening their capacity to litigate and project manage effectively.
We also advocate for full implementation of European Court judgments, leading to positive changes on the ground to laws, policy and practice. We bring international attention to the human rights situation in the countries where we work and raise awareness of the European Court system.
EHRAC was granted Partnership Status with the Council of Europe in 2006.
9 October 2014 - European Court: Russia found responsible for disappearance and presumed death of 18 men and women in Chechnya.
5 September 2014 - EHRAC and other human rights NGOs submitted a letter to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe requesting enhanced supervision of the implementation of several judgments against Azerbaijan. The letter also gives an update on the current situation and recent amendments to the law on NGOs. Click here to read the letter.
29 August 2014 - EHRAC and other leading human rights NGOs sent an urgent appeal to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), asking the CoE to condemn the arrests of detained human rights defenders in Azerbaijan and calling for other measures to bring about their release. To read the letter click here.