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ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee

ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee

About the Committee

The ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee (ABA IHRC) is concerned with all matters involving the response to and amelioration of instances of assaults on human dignity through the oppression of civil and political rights, as well as efforts to create and foster legal, business, and cultural systems and institutions that give meaningful protection to human rights.

More specifically, the ABA IHRC

  • Monitors the drafting and adoption of international covenants;
  • Advocates for foreign human rights lawyers persecuted for their work;
  • Investigates cases of alleged human rights abuses throughout the world;
  • Educates the bar, policy makers, and the public at large about human rights issues.

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Subcommittees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Message from the Co-Chairs

Welcome to the Award-Winning ABA Section of International Law, International Human​ ​Rights!

This Committee​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ premier ​forum​ and resource hub ​for​ anyone ​interested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​international​ ​human​ ​rights.​ ​It​ ​also​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​resource​ ​for​ ​the​ ​exploration​ ​of​ ​developments in​ ​international​ ​human​ ​rights​ ​laws​ ​and​ ​the​ir implications​ ​for​ ​the​ ​practice​ ​of​​ law,​ ​diplomacy, scholarship, and​ ​legal​ ​education. This year we welcome the members of the former Corporate Social Responsibility Committee as we join forces to highlight the relevance of human rights to the private sector.

The​ IHRC​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Section's​ ​most​ ​active​ ​and​ ​diverse committees. We have​ over 2500 ​members​ ​and over 7000 social media followers, representing​ ​almost​ ​every​ ​nation​ on ​​the​ ​planet!​ ​As​ ​Co​-​Chairs,​ we​ work ​tirelessly​ ​to​ ​recruit​ ​new​ ​members​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​motivate​ ​and​ inspire​ ​current​ ​ones. Our committee recently won the International Law Section's 2017 Outstanding Policy Award for our work on the R&R on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. ​

We​ cordially invite ​you​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our​ ​dynamic​ ​committee;​ ​to​ ​share​ ​your​ ​skills,​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​expertise;​ ​and​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​its​ ​numerous​ ​activities,​ ​including​ ​seasonal​ ​and​ ​regional​ ​conference​ ​programs,​ ​teleconferences,​ ​rule​ ​of​ ​law​ ​and​ ​policy​ ​initiatives,​ ​and​ ​publication​ ​opportunities​ ​(e.g.,The​ ​Year-in-Review,​ ​International​ ​Law​ ​News,​ ​International​ ​Lawyers,​ Clarion: The IHRC Journal of Human Rights, ​committee​ ​newsletters,​ ​blog​ ​posts,​ ​etc.).

Please​ ​don't​ ​hesitate​ ​to​ ​contact​ us​ ​at​ ​inthumrights@gmail.com​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions,​ ​concerns,​ ​suggestions!

Daniel Appelman--dappelman@mh-llp.com

Lisa De Gray​--lisade.gray@gmail.com

Luke Wilson--lphw44@gmail.com

International Human Rights Committee Co-Chairs

Upcoming Section and Committee Events

Section Events

    Doing Business in the Caribbean: A Primer

    10/20/2017-10/23/2017

    Due to the level of damage caused in particular by Hurricane Maria to the overall infrastructure of the island as well as to our conference facilities and other alternative venues, we are not able proceed with the San Juan module at this time. We are not abandoning it but will postpone it to a future ...

    Dinner Cruise at the 2017 Fall Conference

    10/24/2017-10/24/2017

    The event will be held on 10/24/2017. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

    2017 Section of International Law Fall Conference

    10/24/2017-10/27/2017
    JW Marriott Marquis
    Miami

    Online registration is now closed. Registration will be available onsite at the JW Marriott Marquis starting Tuesday, October 25th at 12:00 noon on the 3rd floor **Our Friday Reception venue has changed to Ball & Chain - this Cuban restaurant feautres live music and salsa dancers in the heart of ...

Steering Committee Members

Steering Committee Members are recommended by the Co-Chairs and appointed by the Section prior to the Annual ABA Conference. Steering Committee members are then assigned to subcommittee (aka "Portfolios") and work closely with their respective Vice Chairs to ensure that the Committee's annual objectives are achieved.
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Committee Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Appelman, Daniel
De Gray, Lisa
Wilson, Luke
Committee Receives 4 Awards, R&R Adopted

Vice-Chairs:

Bartlett, Jeffrey
Blackwell, Sara
Buys, Cindy
Cavazos Calvillo, Mayra Alexandra
Curtis, Michelle
Feldkamp, Claudia
Horwitz, Jessica
Mbaku, John
Nikpour, Gigi
Snow, Stephanie
Taylor, David
Wagner, Constance

Committee Roster  

Modified by Sophie Wilmot on October 10, 2017

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