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Internationally, we engage at the highest levels of law and governance. Through our advocacy at these international institutions, we can affect change across the globe.

Our International Engagement

United Nations
HQ

United Nations

Our full-time presence at UNHQ in New York, where we hold ECOSOC consultative status, allows our reach to extend around the globe. Because of its widespread influence, the UN is at the center of the global conversation on life and family.

Organization
of American States

OAS

Our Latin American team maintain accreditation and a full-time presence at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC. A multi-national organization, this body is designed to preserve state sovereignty while upholding human rights for its 35 Member States throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Inter-American
Commission on
Human Rights

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

We engage with the Commission, which has the task of promoting the observance and defense of human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. It meets several times a year to examine violations of human rights in the region.

Inter-American Court
of Human Rights

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Our team intervenes at the Court, which enforces and interprets the provisions of the American Convention on Human Rights, the main human rights instrument of the OAS. It hears and rules on specific cases, and also issues opinions on matters of legal interpretation.

Council
of Europe

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe (COE) is Europe’s leading human rights organization and includes 47 Member States. We maintain a full-time presence in Brussels in order to positively impact the COE's mission is to advocate for freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and protection of minorities.

OSCE

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

In Vienna, we engage with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. It is an advisory body with 57 participating States that focuses on human rights issues.

European Court
of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

We advocate before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which rules in cases in which there is an alleged violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court’s decisions affect more than 800 million Europeans across 47 Council of Europe Member States.

European
Union

European Union

The EU’s decisions affect millions of European citizens across 28 Member States. We hold accreditation with the European Commission and Parliament and participate at the EU's Fundamental Rights Platform in order to have a voice in its increasing involvement with social policy and human rights activity.

UN Human
Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council

With our ECOSOC consultative status, our team of advocates at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva have a voice at the inter-governmental body made up of 47 States, responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Our International Offices

Vienna

We engage with the OSCE and the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union. Located strategically where Western and Eastern Europe meet, our office provides a strong base from which to coordinate our advocacy efforts around the world.

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