The EIN is a non-governmental organisation established to champion the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Initially conceived as a project of Judgment Watch, an NGO that supports, monitors and promotes the implementation of human rights judgments, in 2014, EIN was registered as an independent NGO under French law in January 2017, with its headquarters in Strasbourg. 

The EIN's founding members are: 

  • Andrew Drzemczewski (human rights scholar and former Head of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe)
  • Professor Başak Çalı (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Center for Global Public Law, Koç University, Istanbul)
  • Judgment Watch, represented by Malcolm Langford
  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, represented by Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska
  • Legal Resources Centre Moldova, represented by Vladislav Gribincea
  • Nigel Warner (ILGA-Europe Advisor on Council of Europe)
  • Open Society Justice Initiative, represented by Christian De Vos
  • Professor Philip Leach (School of Law, Middlesex University, London)

The EIN Board, elected for a term of four years, currently consist of: 

  • Professor Başak Çalı (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Center for Global Public Law, Koç University, Istanbul)
  • Judgment Watch, represented by Malcolm Langford
  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, represented by Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska
  • Legal Resources Centre Moldova, represented by Vladislav Gribincea
  • Nigel Warner (ILGA-Europe Advisor on Council of Europe)
  • Professor Philip Leach (School of Law, Middlesex University, London)

The EIN Bureau, elected for a term of two years, is currently comprised of: 

  • Professor Başak Çalı, Chair 
  • Professor Philip Leach, Vice-Chair
  • Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, Secretary
  • Nigel Warner, Treasurer 

The EIN is a group of people and organizations that work with each other to achieve the EIN’s vision and mission. NGOs become linked to the network through participation in its activities. The EIN is founded on the principles of transparency, participation of civil society, information sharing, and collaboration; the greater the participation of its partners, the greater the value of the network.