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Created by the UNION of EUROPEAN LAWYERS (UAE), in 2001, in Luxemburg, the European Bar Human Rights Institute (IDHAE) has as its objective:

- the monitoring of human rights protection

particularly under the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of November 4th, 1950 and its Protocols as well as the Charter of Fundamental rights of the European union.


- the training of lawyers in international human rights law particularly relating to the rights of the defence before the international jurisdiction and criminal courts.


- interventions, regardless of the limitations of borders, in favour of freedom and the fundamental rights of lawyers


- organization of the World Observatory for Defence Rights and attacks against lawyers : "Attorney Urgent Alert".


- the organisation of workshops, symposia and seminars related to publications on international human rights law.


The IDHAE  participates,  in partnership by other institutes members, to the granting the "International Human Rights Prize Ludovic-Trarieux” awarded every year to " a lawyer, regardless of nationality or Bar, who thoroughout his career has illustrated, by his activity or his suffering, the defence of human rights, the promotion of defence rights, the supremacy of law, and the struggle against racism and intolerance in any form ". The award is presented every year in a city that is home to one of the member Institutes.


It is the oldest and most prestigious award given to a lawyer in the world. It commemorates the act by the French lawyer, Ludovic Trarieux (1840-1904), who founded, in 1898, in the midst of the Dreyfus Affair in France,   the " League for the Defence of Human Rights and the Citizen".


IDHAE publishes online monthly  LE JOURNAL électronique DES DROITS DE L'HOMME.


IDHAE is also publishing various human rights studies, among which the following  releases  :

·        Le procès équitable et la protection juridictionnelle du citoyen (2001)

·        Quelle  justice pour l'Europe? (2004)

·        La protection du droit de propriété par la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme (2005)

·        Handicap et protection du droit européen et communautaire (2006)

·        L'Avocat DANS le droit européen (2008)

·        La Charte des droits fondamentaux dans le Traité de Lisbonne (2009)  


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Those eligible to be a member include: :

all individual lawyers or legal persons such as Bar Associations or organisations relating to the protection of human rights, on the basis that they adhere to the IDHAE statutes. They must be introduced to IDHAE by at least two member partners and admitted following a decision of the board of directors following a majority vote..


Annual subscription fee :

r Founding Member                100 €

r Member                   100 €

r Lawyer less than 3 years 50 €

r Moral person (Bar, organisation, NGO etc. )               500 €


·  Download here the application form for IDHAE subscription


Payment of subscription fees:

Contribution to send to IDHAE asbl

by bank transfer or by cheque to the seat or to :

Banque ING-PRIVALIS, account n° 630-0275048-15

IBAN: BE 83 6300 2750 4815


agence du Palais de Justice, Place Poelaert


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Naczelena Rada Adwokacka (Warsaw)  

Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Luxembourg

Ordre Français des Avocats du Barreau de Bruxelles  

Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin

Union Forense per la tutela dei diritti dell'uomo (Roma)

Ordre des avocats de Genève

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Institut de Formation en Droits de l'Homme du Barreau de Paris

Institut des droits de l'Homme du Barreau de Bordeaux

Institut des Droits de l'Homme du Barreau de Montpellier

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The Board :

Chairman :

Me Bertrand FAVREAU

Deputy-President :

Mr Georges-Albert DAL

Mario LANA

General Secretary  :

Me Christophe PETTITI

Tresurer :


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Write to IDHAE:


Write to:


General Secretary  

Christophe PETTITI


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