ECCHR pushes for accountability in clinical trials in India
11 February 2014 - ECCHR submitted an Affidavit to the Indian Supreme Court concerning a petition on human rights violations in a clinical trial. 24,000 girls in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancer cases. After news reports about irregularities, a parliamentary inquiry committee concluded that the trial was conducted without proper informed consent or monitoring. The Affidavit discusses the responsibility of trial sponsors.
The International Criminal Court must investigate UK military abuses against Iraqi detainees from 2003 to 2008 as war crimes
10 January 2014 - ECCHR together with Public Interest Lawyers Birmingham UK (PIL) today submitted a Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague requesting action with respect to the abuse and mistreatment of Iraqi detainees by UK military forces.
Inadequate investigation by Germany into US drone strike in Pakistan
23 October 2013 - Today ECCHR published an expert opinion criticizing the findings of investigatory proceedings into a US drone strike on Bünyamin E., a German citizen. Bünyamin E. was killed by a drone on 4 October 2010 in Mir Ali, Pakistan. Subsequently, the German Prosecutor General commenced criminal investigations. These investigations, however, were closed on 20 June 2013.