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25 Jan 1999 - 20 Jan 2022
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INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. We do so by providing legal expertise to lawyers, judges, human rights defenders and other partners concerning international and comparative human rights law.
The main focus of our work is strategic litigation – bringing or supporting cases in critical areas where there is either a potential for human rights standards to be developed or where existing standards are under threat.
INTERIGHTS complements its litigation work through legal capacity building and standard setting activities and by publishing and disseminating legal information.
Through all of these activities, we seek both to promote the enforcement of human rights standards at the international, regional and domestic levels and to empower legal partners around the world to do the same.
African Commission urged to take on groundbreaking extraordinary rendition case
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights should require Djibouti to answer for abuses it committed as part of the CIA’s secret detention and rendition programme, said the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law and INTERIGHTS in a legal filing on 28 February 2011.
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Libya: Africa's human rights body should act now
INTERIGHTS, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and Human Rights Watch submitted a request to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 24 February 2011 regarding the ongoing serious human rights violations taking place in Libya.
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Areas of Work _
The thematic areas we tackle, taking into account shifting areas of threat and new opportunities for jurisprudential development, are:

-       economic and social rights
-       equality
-       security and the rule of law

We work regionally in Africa, Europe, the Commonwealth, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and South Asia.  The organisation has a number of lawyers who work thematically as well as lawyers who are from and have years of experience litigating in the regions in which we work.  These thematic and regional lawyers work together on cases, bringing their particular knowledge, contacts and experiences to bear. We are thus able to bring an international and comparative law perspective to our work - whether in the form of submissions before an international tribunal, or individual advice to local lawyers.
Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc
INTERIGHTS has filed a joint amicus curiae brief before the US Supreme Court challenging the blanket approach of US Courts to national security, whereby rendition victims cases have been thrown out on states secrets grounds at the government's behest.
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David Kato
INTERIGHTS is shocked and saddened by the news of the murder of David Kato in Uganda and we send our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. David was a leading light in the broadening of access to justice, particularly legal representation, for sexual minorities in Uganda.
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The current situation in Egypt is unfolding rapidly. INTERIGHTS submitted a request to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 1 February 2011 in collaboration with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), an Egypt based human rights organisation.
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Guest speaker series
INTERIGHTS is launching a speaker series in which external human rights experts will lead brief discussions on cutting edge international human rights topics. The series will be attended both by staff at INTERIGHTS and colleagues from UK-based partner organisations and experts.
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