Driven by its academic and social justice objectives, the Human Rights Centre puts its expertise at the disposal of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by submitting third-party interventions in key ECtHR cases. Most third-party interventions before ECtHR are written by Human Rights Centre researchers. Some are written by students in the context of the Human Rights and Migration Law Clinic course.
To date, the Human Rights Centre has successfully submitted third-party interventions before ECtHR in the following cases:
- Garib v. The Netherlands (Grand Chamber, 2 December 2016) -> Joint intervention by the HRC and the ELC
- Nikolay Alekseyev & Movement for Marriage Equality v. Russia and Nikolay Alekseyev & others v. Russia -> HRC intervention.
- Lachiri v. Belgium -> HRC intervention; See also research on head coverings in the court
- Mahammad Majidli v. Azerbaijan (no. 3) and three other applications (Chamber; pending) –> HRC intervention joint with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai
- Fouzia Dakir v. Belgium, (Chamber; pending) -> HRC intervention
- Hudorovič v. Slovenia and Novak and Others v. Slovenia (Chamber; pending) -> HRC intervention
- Paposhvili v. Belgium (Grand Chamber; 13 December 2016) -> HRC intervention – ECtHR judgment
- Bouyid v. Belgium (Grand Chamber; 28 September 2015) -> HRC intervention – ECtHR judgment
- S.A.S. v. France (Grand Chamber; 1 July 2014) -> HRC intervention – ECtHR judgment
- Söderman v. Sweden (Grand Chamber; 12 November 2013) -> HRC intervention – ECtHR judgment
- Konstantin Markin v. Russia (Grand Chamber; 22 March 2012) -> HRC intervention – ECtHR judgment