Defending the
Human Right
to a
Fair Trial

Our Current Partners

Fair Trials would not be able to have any impact globally without the work of our partners. Combining our expertise with their local knowledge, our regional projects are able to affect real change. Together we work to shine a light on fair trials abuses, wherever they happen and whoever they affect. Fair Trials current partners include:

Human Rights Monitoring Institute, Lithuania

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HRMI is an NGO founded in 2003 in Lithuania with the mission to promote an open democratic society through implementation of human rights and freedoms. They are currently partners on our ongoing projects on pre-trial detention and practitioner training.

To find out more about HRMI’s work around pre-trial detention in Lithuania, click here.


University of the West of England, England

UWE WideThe University of the West of England, whose involvement is coordinated by Professor Ed Cape, is a partner on our ongoing two year project on pre-trial detention

To find out more about the need for this research into pre-trial detention, click here.


Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Hungary

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The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) was established in 1989. Since then, the HHC has been monitoring whether rights that are assured by domestic law can be effectively exercised, and whether Hungarian legislation guarantees the rights that it should under either international treaties or the general principles of human rights. They are currently partners on our ongoing projects on pre-trial detention and practitioner training.

To find out more about HHC’s work and in particular their work on pre-trial detention, click here.


Irish Penal Reform Trust, Ireland

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IPRT is committed to reducing imprisonment, respecting the rights of everyone in the penal system, and progressive reform of the penal system based on evidence-led policies. IPRT has a well-established role as the leading independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system. They are currently partners on our ongoing project on pre-trial detention.

To find out more about IPRT’s work, click here.


Leiden University, Netherlands

Leiden WideLeiden Law School, represented by Bas Leeuw, is a key partner on our pre-trial detention project.

You can read more about the state of fair trial rights in the Netherlands here.


Polish Helsinki Committee, Poland

HFHR logoThe Polish Helsinki Committee are an organization founded in 1989. Their mission is to promote the development of a culture based on the respect of freedom and human rights in Poland and abroad.  Since 2007, they have held consultancy status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). They are currently partners on our ongoing projects on pre-trial detention and practitioner training.

To find out more about the Polish Helsinki Committee, click here.


APDHE, Spain 

APDHE wideAPDHE is the oldest Spanish association dedicated to the defence of human rights, founded in 1977. It researches, defends, promotes and disseminates Human Rights, preventing and pursuing their violations in Spain, and, from Spain, whatever part of the world. They are currently partners on our ongoing project on pre-trial detention.

To find out more about the work of APDHE, click here.


APADOR-CH, Romania

APADOR WideThe Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania – the Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, established in 1990.

APADOR-CH seeks to be an influential and principled factor of reference, in dialogue with the state authorities and in cooperation with civil society, an active participant in changing the society and its institutions towards a democratic culture, based on the respect of human rights. They are currently partners on our ongoing projects on pre-trial detention and practitioner training.

To find out more about APADOR-CH’s work, click here.


CECL, Greece

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The Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation (CECL) is one of the most active Greek (non profit) research institutes.

The Centre aspires to contribute to the promotion of democratic institutions and the welfare state under the rule of law, the deepening of European integration and the strengthening of international cooperation with respect for the cultural identity of each state. They are currently partners on our ongoing projects on pre-trial detention and practitioner training.

To find out more about CECL’s work, click here.


Associazione Antigone, Italy

antigone logoAssociazione Antigone is an non-governmental organisation based in Rome, focusing on the protection of rights and guarantees in the penal system.

Formed in the late 1980’s, Antigone promotes debate on the models of criminal and procedural law in Italy as well as raising awareness of key issues within the legal environment of the country.

They are currently partners on our ongoing project on pre-trial detention.

To find out more about Associazione Antigone’s work, click here.


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