International Commission of Jurists

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    International Commission of Jurists   (ICJ)

    EU Transparency Register

    941916711102-62 First registered on 13 May 2013

    Goals / Remit

    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.

    Main EU files targeted

    Protection of international human rights law in the EU – in particular:
    -Protection of the Rule of Law and implementation of Article 7 TEU and the Rule of Law Framework
    -Protection of the HR rights of minors (particularly procedural rights in the criminal proceedings)
    - Implementation of EU law in the field of migration and asylum and revision of Common European Asylum System (CEAS)
    - Implementation of Directive on Combatting Terrorism
    -EU accession to the ECHR ( e)- EU (EEAS) human rights policies and dialogues with third countries, especially in the EU neighborhoods and Central Asia.


    Head Office
    Rue des Buis, 3
    Geneva 1211 - 1740
    EU Office
    Rue de la source 66
    Brussels 1060


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Apr 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Gryte KULIEŠIŪTĖ-PIRLOT 08 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Ms Cassandra BOCKSTAEL 23 Jan 2020 01 Jul 2020
    Ms Karolína Babická 23 Oct 2019 23 Oct 2020
    Ms Roisin Marie PILLAY 11 Sep 2019 11 Sep 2020
    Ms Louise JANSSENS 27 Feb 2019 01 Sep 2019
    Ms Karolína Babická 06 Nov 2018 23 Oct 2019
    Ms Dorottya PEDRYC 10 Jul 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Ms Roisin Marie PILLAY 03 May 2018 03 May 2019
    Mr Kevin TORO SÁNCHEZ 12 Feb 2018 01 Sep 2018
    Ms Karolína Babická 27 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2018
    Ms Roisin Pillay 20 Mar 2017 07 Mar 2018
    Ms Hélène Debaty 07 Feb 2017 04 Jul 2017
    Ms Martyna BALCIUNAITE 30 Sep 2016 24 Feb 2017
    Ms Karolína Babická 15 Sep 2016 14 Sep 2017
    Ms Tanja Fachathaler 19 Jan 2016 18 Jul 2016
    Ms Roisin Pillay 14 Oct 2015 12 Oct 2016
    Ms Tessa Antonia Schrempf 14 Feb 2015 12 Jul 2015
    Mr Massimo Frigo 12 Sep 2014 10 Sep 2015
    Ms Roisin Pillay 12 Sep 2014 10 Sep 2015
    Ms Ellen Gorris 01 Aug 2014 31 Oct 2014
    Ms Ellen Gorris 13 Feb 2014 12 Jul 2014
    Ms Roisin Pillay 19 Jul 2013 16 Jul 2014
    Mr Massimo Frigo 17 Jul 2013 16 Jul 2014

    Complementary Information

    1 permanent member of staff; interns and consultants are regularly involved in research and advocacy related to the EU as needed by projects.

    The ICJ employs about 100 staff and consultants worldwide, whose work may also inform engagement with EU institutions.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Member of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC):
    Member of the Human Rights and Democracy Network:
    Member of Frontex consultative forum, and the FRA Fundamental Rights Platform
    Member of EPAM, the European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution SIDA 1,247,988€
    Contribution UNW 1,098,719€
    Grant EU Commission 1,175,815€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Commission 421,933€

    Other financial info

    In 2021 ICJ received EC funding for earmarked projects (only the indirect costs contribute to operating costs).
    The amount indicated is the total amount of committed EC grants to ICJ for 2021 and 2023 based on contractual agreements.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    The ICJ has regularly published analyses of EU legislative initiatives, including proposals for revision of the CEAS, and the Regulation on Sea Borders Surveillance and proposals in the field of criminal justice and counter-terrorism. The ICJ has analysed these measures in light of the international human rights law obligations of EU Member States, and made proposals for amendments to ensure effective protection of human rights.
    The ICJ has regularly commented on rule of law issues in the EU and on EU frameworks and systems for rule of law protection, including by responding to the European Commission on the Rule of Law Consultation.
    As an observer organisation of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Human Rights, the ICJ has followed negotiations on the accession agreement and has participated in consultation meetings in Strasbourg on the draft agreement.
    The ICJ is a member of the FRONTEX consultative forum on fundamental rights, since the establishment of the forum in 2012. It is also a member of the Human Rights and Democracy (HRDN) network and EPAM, the European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration. The ICJ is a member of the Fundamental Rights Agency Fundamental Rights Platform.

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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