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.
Open Society Institute–Budapest v. Hungary
The Open Society Foundations are calling on the European Court of Human Rights to address violations of the rights to freedom of association and expression by the Hungarian government.
HCLU v. Hungary
In this case involving a Hungarian NGO denied access to information, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the denial interferes with the group's right to information.
Bumbeș v. Romania
Together with Greenpeace Romania, the Justice Initiative argued that activist Mihail-Liviu Bumbeș should not have been required to give three days' notice when he and three others chained themselves to the gate of a Romanian government building.
Girleanu v. Romania
A Romanian journalist was temporarily detained, charged, and fined for having confidential information related to national security in his possession.
Al-Nashiri v. Romania
The complaint calls for a proper investigation into Romania's responsibility for the CIA's abuse of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri at a secret prison on its territory and other violations of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Huseynov v. Azerbaijan
Through this application before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Emin Huseynov, an Azerbaijani journalist, is seeking a ruling that a declaration renouncing his nationality—made under duress—cannot be used by the government to revoke his citizenship.