Defending Freedom. Seeking Justice.
ADF International is an alliance-building human rights organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. 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
Landmark euthanasia case to be heard by human rights court
STRASBOURG (8 January 2019) – The European Court of Human Rights agreed to consider the case of Tom Mortier. Belgian authorities have refused to pursue Mr Mortier’s case meaning the Court is now his only chance to seek justice for the loss of his mother. The doctor who administered a lethal injection to Mortier’s mother without informing her family has...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
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
In 1948, with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, world leaders launched the human rights project...Read more
Asia Bibi-the EU’s lack of leadership in protecting religious minorities worldwide
The plight of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi underscores the need for the EU to beef...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?