Overview

EIN carries out a wide range of activities on all varieties of judgment from the European Court of Human Rights. We provide assistance through training, support for drafting submissions, advice on domestic campaigns, and assistance with advocacy in Strasbourg. This support is available for every type of human rights case.

Shrinking Civic Spaces

Civil society and the media are under attack in many European countries. This takes many forms: the persecution of human rights defenders, the use of lawsuits (and worse) to silence independent journalism, crackdowns on freedom of assembly, and a range of measures designed to undermine the funding or legal existence of NGOs.

This crisis is reflected in many judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, but also in the failure of states to implement these rulings.

The freedom of civil society and journalists underpin all of the freedoms in European society. To concentrate on this serious issue, in 2019-2020 EIN is prioritising shrinking space cases in our advocacy, training and events. Details of some cases pending implementation are highlighted on our website.