Human Rights Defender Cases

Human Rights Defenders are people who work to promote or protect human rights. They collect information about violations, support victims, pursue the accountability of perpetrators, work to end impunity, and support the protection of human rights for all. Human right defenders play a vital role in the functioning of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

In many European countries, they are under attack - often from the governments that they are trying to hold to account. Many have won judgments in their favour from the European Court of Human Rights, but are still denied justice.

EIN works for the implementation of these judgments and the protection of human rights defenders under attack. Here are some of their stories.