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
Indian pastor charged under anti-conversion law
NEW DELHI (13 March 2019) – Hostilities against Christians and other religious minorities are on the rise in India. A telling example is the ongoing case against Pastor Balu Saste, his wife, and eleven other parishioners. After a mob stormed their place of worship in a small village in Madhya Pradesh, the victims were detained and charged under existing...Read more
Persecution of Christians in India
Tehmina Arora is interviewed by BBC World in Delhi concerning the persecution of Christians in India. "For the first time,...Read more
The Wunderlich ruling and Germany’s ban on home-schooling
On 10 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights handed down a judgement on the case of Wunderlich...Read more
The Human Rights Declaration Turns 70
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The blueprint for modern international law...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?