EuropeDefending Freedom and Seeking Justice


ADF International is located in some of the most legally and politically strategic cities in the world. These cities are home to institutions whose influence extends across the globe. Our presence in these places means that we have a voice where it matters and can respond quickly to important issues.

The ADF International European offices are strategically located to provide us with easy access to the EU institutions, OSCE, Council of Europe, and the UN.

Key institutions
European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union made up of 28 Member States. Decisions taken by the EU affect millions of European citizens. In particular, all Member States must adapt their civil and criminal law codes to reflect any changes in EU law.

Council of Europe

With its 47 Member States, the Council of Europe affects an even larger population. As a condition of membership, all Member States are required to accept the European Convention on Human Rights, which supersedes the constitutional law of each State. The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, is the primary supervisor of the convention.

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

As part of the Council of Europe, the decisions made at the European Court of Human Rights impact its 47 Member States.  ADF International has been involved in over 50 cases at this court, including many precedent setting Grand Chamber cases.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization with 57 participating States. Freedom of religion and freedom of expression are among the key concerns of the OSCE’s human rights arm.

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