ADF International

What We Do

Developing comprehensive legal strategies

At ADF International we recognize that there is strength in partnership

That’s why we focus on building alliances with lawyers and like-minded organizations, who we work with to develop comprehensive legal strategies that protect religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family around the world.

Because we're committed to engaging in effective advocacy around the world, we conduct our work in several different languages: English, French, Spanish, and German. We also communicate in a number of other languages when there are opportunities to positively influence the global conversation about fundamental rights.

Three key components are essential to these strategies

ADVOCACY

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.

TRAINING

ADF International is transforming legal systems by building a strong alliance of Christian professionals through several world-class training programmes.

FUNDING

ADF International provides funding for cases with high potential to set major international legal precedents. Since our launch, we've provided more than €40m ingrant funding for hundreds of cases and legal projects.

Advocacy

Whether working with our allies or through direct litigation, we select cases that will establish legal precedents and therefore have a lasting impact. We engage in advocacy before national and international institutions and tribunals, where we have a notable record of success. We have the ability to take cases to the highest level, and have achieved success at the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

All our legal services are provided on a pro bono basis.

At the national level, we’re able to link with local allied lawyers to assist with domestic matters. At the international level, we have a full-time presence at all of the world’s major institutions. This enables us to effect positive change for the future.

Training

ADF International is transforming legal systems by building a strong alliance of Christian professionals through several world-class training programmes. Whether you’re a lawyer, law student, or university student, we have a programme that’s tailored for your chosen field of practice. Our programmes equip you to engage all aspects of the legal culture so that you can make a lasting impact in the preservation of religious freedom.

ADF SummitSummit trains international lawyers how to engage the culture and defend religious freedom. The programme is taught by renowned academics and lawyers and is run by Alliance Defending Freedom, a partner of ADF International.

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Funding

In collaboration with our global partner, Alliance Defending Freedom, 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.

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Winning for Good

ADF International is committed to winning every case in which we’re involved. Because we’re committed to seeing fundamental human rights flourish across the world. In our short history, we’ve already been part of victories which have set international legal precedents.

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Faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.