Justice Initiative lawyers have represented scores of individuals and groups before domestic and international human rights courts and tribunals around the world. These cases seek not only to vindicate individual claims, but to establish and strengthen the law’s protection for all.
Democracy and Human Rights Resource Centre and Others v. Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's freezing of the bank accounts of NGOs and human rights activists represents a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Huseynov v. Azerbaijan
Emin Huseynov, an Azerbaijani journalist, argues that a declaration renouncing his nationality—made under duress—cannot be used by the government to revoke his citizenship.
Chowdury and others v. Greece
The European Court of Human Right found that a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers had been subjected to forced labor in Greece.
Seydi and others v. France
Racial profiling by the police is pervasive in France. This case argues that the application of Article 78-2 of the French Criminal Procedure Code violated numerous fundamental rights and freedoms.
S.A.S. v France
In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the wearing of any clothing which fully covers the face in any public space. In effect the law is intended to regulate the burqa and niqab.
IHRDA v. Mauritania
This case is about statelessness and discrimination against non-Arab citizens in Mauritania.