The Essex HR Clinic assists the work of the following academic projects, non-governmental and grassroots organisations:
Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI)
The Open Society Justice Initiative
uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance,
the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. Its efforts focus on accountability
for international crimes, racial discrimination and statelessness, criminal justice reform, abuses related to national
security and counterterrorism, freedom of information and expression, and natural resource corruption. Our staff is based
in Abuja, Amsterdam, Bishkek, Brussels, Budapest, Freetown, The Hague, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Phnom Penh,
Santo Domingo and Washington, D.C.
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International
Commission of Jurists
promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law, by using its unique legal expertise to develop and
strengthen national and international justice systems. Established in 1952 and active on the five continents,
the ICJ aims to ensure the progressive development and effective implementation of international human rights
and international humanitarian law; secure the realization of civil, cultural, economic, political and social
rights; safeguard the separation of powers; and guarantee the independence of the judiciary and legal profession.
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law
organisation working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through
strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education.
The Sri Lanka Campaign
The Sri Lanka Campaign is a multi-ethnic non-partisan group who campaign for a just and lasting peace in Sri Lanka based upon
accountability and respect for human rights. We are not affiliated with any political or ethnic group inside or
outside of Sri Lanka, and we exist to fight for the rights of all those living in Sri Lanka.
We campaign across the world, at every level, to draw attention to the problems in Sri Lanka, to spread information
about the situation, and to help Sri Lankans and the international community to bring pressure to bear on the Government
of Sri Lanka so that all Sri Lankans can look forward to a future where justice, rights and reconciliation are the norm.