Defending Freedom. Seeking Justice.
ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people. We are at the forefront of defending religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family around the world.
How We Help
We engage in advocacy before national and international institutions and tribunals, where we have a notable record of success. Our high profile cases have a far-reaching, long lasting legal impact.Landmark Advocacy Work
ADF International is transforming legal systems by building a strong alliance of Christian professionals through several world-class training programmes.Training Programmes
ADF International provides funding for cases with high potential to set major international legal precedents. Since our launch, we’ve provided more than €40m in grant funding for hundreds of cases and legal projects.How Funding Works
Top European court to hear child welfare case, Bodnariu family forced to flee Norway
STRASBOURG (5 July 2019) – Does a government have the right to take children away from their families without sufficient reason? On 4 July, ADF International filed an intervention in Bodnariu v. Norway at the European Court of Human Rights. In 2015, the five children of the Bodnariu family were taken away from their parents by Barnevernet, the Norwegian...Read more
The Rise of ‘Hate Speech’ Policing in Europe
Free speech is increasingly under attack on college campuses — but if you think it’s bad here, look across...Read more
The global persecution of Christians
This week, the UK foreign secretary and Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt suggested that a new term equivalent to...Read more
Israel Folau is another victim of GoFundMe’s double standards
Controversy over a Christian rugby player's comments on homosexuality has blown up into a further...Read more
You Can Make an Impact
We are committed to cultivating a future in which truth and justice are upheld, and where religious freedom is robustly protected and culturally embraced. Will you join us?