Despite the constant expansion of international law seeking to protect human rights, governments and private parties continue to commit human-rights violations.

Amsterdam & Partners is committed to holding states accountable for violating the human rights of their citizens and residents. Through high-profile political advocacy, engagement with international and regional institutions, and collaboration with human-rights organisations, the firm continues to challenge the abuse of state power on behalf of affected individuals and organisations.

Amsterdam & Partners maintains an award-winning pro bono practice in human rights, including the defense of the award-winning democracy activist Dr. Chee Soon Juan of Singapore, Ilya Ponomarev, an exiled Russian State Duma Deputy, and journalist Stephan Templ. The firm has also represented Georges Tadonki, a United Nations employee who survived a campaign of intimidation by officials in Zimbabwe. In 2013, Amsterdam & Partners LLP received the 2013 Global Pro Bono Dispute of the Year Award from American Lawyer.