Litigation & Advocacy Support

IJRC provides litigation and advocacy support to individual plaintiffs, organizations and attorneys in the form of: research and analysis on international human rights law; participation in amicus curiae or third-party intervenor briefs;  and, procedural and practical guidance on engaging with regional and international human rights mechanisms, including tribunals, special rapporteurs, the Universal Periodic Review, and other bodies or processes. Much of this work is confidential. For examples of our advocacy support that is not confidential, see our efforts on forced sterilization in Canada and migrants’ rights in the United States.

We are also available to review and provide feedback on complaints and other submissions that individuals or organizations intend to submit to a regional or United Nations human rights body.

IJRC has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), allowing us to attend and participate in the activities of the United Nations human rights mechanisms, among other bodies.

Please contact IJRC to request support in ongoing or planned litigation or other advocacy.