EDRi observer Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF, Society for Civil Rights) has launched its first case and published its website. GFF is a Berlin-based non-profit NGO founded in 2015. Its mission is to establish a sustainable structure for successful strategic litigation in the area of human and civil rights in Germany and Europe.
GFF’s initial cases will focus on protecting privacy, freedom of information and freedom of the press against state intrusion. These are the realms that GFF’s founders are most active in and that currently present both particularly critical challenges as well as litigation opportunities. GFF’s long-term mission is to help protect and strengthen human and civil rights in general by legal means, thus permanently improving human and civil rights law all over Europe.
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte
(Contribution by Malte Spitz, EDRi observer Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte, Germany)