Human rights and pro bono

Our lawyers have a long history of advising on international human rights law, including business and human rights issues.  We have worked on cases before various regional human rights tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).

We are committed to utilising our international law expertise and our experiences working with governments, international organisations and NGOs to service our pro bono clients.  We are particularly dedicated to the provision of pro bono legal support to address international human rights and humanitarian emergencies, promote environmental protection and cooperation, and assist the progressive development of international law.

Highlights of our international human rights and pro bono experience include:

  • representing the applicants in a leading case before the ECHR about the interplay between international environmental law and human rights, arising out of a major pollution incident in the River Danube
  • advising an NGO on a range of international law issues arising during the negotiation of the Arms Trade Treaty
  • advising the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on a number of matters relating to the treatment of refugees in Eastern Europe
  • advising a United Kingdom NGO in connection with an anticipated third-party intervention in proceedings before the International Criminal Court
  • advising an organ of the United Nations and others on access to remedy in business and human rights
  • advising a US museum in a dispute with a European State related to the provenance of fine art looted by the Nazis during the Second World War