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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.

We​ ​collaborate​ ​wit​h and​ ​co​-​sponsor​ ​other​ ​ABA​ ​entities, ​SIL​ ​committee​s, ​and third-party ​groups and organization​ ​on​ ​projects,​ ​programs,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​activities​ ​of​ ​mutual​ ​interests​ ​in​ ​furtherance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​committee's​ ​annual objectives as set forth in the FY2015-16 Committee Business Plan.

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.

​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!

Stephanie​ ​Williams
Tammie​ ​Smith-Long​
Gre​​g​ ​MacKenzie
International Human Rights Committee Co-Chairs

Upcoming Section and Committee Events

Section Events

    11th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute

    08/24/2016-08/25/2016
    Walter E Washington Convention Center
    Washington

    The event will be held on 08/24/2016 - 08/25/2016. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

    “CAS”: The “Supreme Court of Sports” at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

    08/30/2016-08/30/2016

    The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio captured the attention of the world and also spawned a record-setting number of high-profile disputes involving athletes from countries around the globe, competing in a broad range of Olympic events. Nicknamed the Supreme Court of Sport, the Court of Arbitration for ...

    The Impact of TPP on NAFTA

    09/14/2016-09/14/2016

    Proponents of the TPP state that it will deepen the economic relations between NAFTA countries. The Obama Administration argues that NAFTA is strengthened because it expressly addresses workers rights and environmental issues, and imposes trade sanctions for violations. The TPP also addresses ...

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:

Long, Tammie
MacKenzie, Gregory
Committee Receives 4 Awards, R&R Adopted

Vice-Chairs:

Conde, Jimena
De La Pena Escobar, Viviana
Erhabor, Osas
Khan, Ayesha
Leddy, Nicholas
Mbaku, John
Sukhija, Tanya
Taylor, David
Vernon, M

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Vogel on August 1, 2016

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