We carry out strategic human rights litigation.

CEHRI is a non-profit organisation building on three thematic pillars:

First, we combat severe human right violations. This is a broad topic and ranges from furthering the development of international criminal law to systematic abuses carried out by state agencies.

Second, we carry out anti-poverty litigation. Our primary goals are to show that poverty is linked to human rights violations on an individual and structural level and to ensure that its causes and effects become better anchored in the human rights lexicon.

Third, we deal with environmental human rights. We promote initiatives such as the Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations and work to solve issues such as abusive corporate practices with an adverse impact on our environment and lives.

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13 August 2020: CEHRI’s and the Justice Initiative’s battle for accountability for grave human rights violations committed in Syria
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17 December 2018: CEHRI Board Member Tatiana Wittek in conversation with the Institute for Human Sciences
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November 2018: Austrian prosecutors initiate investigations into Syrian torture regime More →

May 28, 2018: Complaint submitted to the European Commission against the Government of the Italian Republic More →