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What we do

The program of our Association closely follows the scope of its creation and consists of two main components:

- training of the main users of the Convention,

  1. -providing research, analysis and expertise in national and European human rights field to international and national human rights institutions as well as private professionals practicing in the area of human rights, counseling law-makers and other national institutions and relevant bodies.

Who we are

Europe’s unique system of human rights protection is now part of the Continent’s heritage. But its effectiveness still relies on knowledge and understanding. For applicants and their counsel, how to use it responsibly; for judges, prosecutors and officials, how to apply it in the exercise of their duties.

EHRA was founded by a group of young legal professionals committed to bringing their professional knowledge and the experience gained working at the European Court of Human Rights, to improving the effectiveness of the system.

Through its Europe-wide network of legal experts the Association develops and delivers tailor-made training for contracting States’ judicial and legal communities, provides awareness-raising activities and carries out research and other knowledge assignments.

In partnership with the users of its services EHRA helps disseminate the knowledge needed to promote respect for human rights at home and to minimise mistaken or abusive recourse to the Court. In so doing, EHRA undertakes to play its part in promoting universal access to justice.

EHRA is a non-profit organisation incorporated as an association under French law, with members active in respect of most European States (learn more....)

Our network

EHRA’s pool of Court-trained human rights experts, made up of lawyers from almost all Council of Europe Member States, are a unique and wide-ranging source of expertise and advice on the European Convention of Human Rights and its implementation, from both country-specific and Europe-wide perspectives. 

They can in particular provide users of the Convention with first-hand practical training on its key technicalities: case-law, procedures, admissibility criteria.

News from EHRA


1-5 July 2013 - The first summer course in Romanian on the practice of the ECHR organised by EHRA in partnership with the West University of Timisoara and the Training Institute for Lawyers - details here:



24 May 2013: EHRA member Stefan Sirbu held a series of workshops for French young lawyers admitted to the Professional Bar School of Paris (Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris, EFB) on Article 3 of the Convention and Article 1 of the Protocol 1 to the Convention.


13 December 2012: EHRA member Ana-Maria Telbis held a seminar for practicing lawyers from the Timis Bar Association in Romania on the new ECHR admissibility criterion followed by a presentation of the CoE HELP Programme.

27 November 2012: EHRA member Lucja Miara held a lecture on balancing rights under Articles 8 and 10 of the ECHR at the Seminar on freedom of expression organised in Strabourg by the Academy of European Law.

November 2012: EHRA participated in the ECtHR-NGO and execution of judgments meeting for assessing training needs of civil society on ECHR implementation.


The first article officialy published by the EHRA: LucjaMiara, Victoria Prais, "The Role of Civil Society in the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights"' European Human Rights Law Revew, issue 5/2012, pp. 528-537.


European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

EHRA’s members will act as judges in the first edition of the English-speaking moot court organised at the European Court of Human Rights in cooperation with the Communication Department of the Council of Europe and the European Law Students Association (read more....) http://www.humanrightsmootcourt.org/

Official partnership with the Council of Europe in the framework of the HELP Program

EHRA members share their knowledge and expertise being involved in the “HELP” Program  (read more....)

Traineeship for the national security forces

An individualised training programme for members of the Polish Central Investigation Bureau will be organised by EHRA, including a visit and meetings with CoE/Court agents (read more....)

Training for legal professionals given in Romania

A one-day training session for barristers on the case-law of the ECHR  (read more....)

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Knowledge serving justice