Implementation Actions

International Law Section Policy

Implementation Actions

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession. These letters convey the Association's official policy on a wide variety of issues and provide detailed explanations of the ABA's position on pending legislation.

Below is a list of recent correspondence or other implementation actions that relates to the work of the Section. Please be advised that members must follow the policy procedure and usage guidelines outlined in the American Bar Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, Rules of Procedure of the House of Delegates. The specific procedures can be found at http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/leadership/policy.html.

April 10, 2008: Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner urging that the House of Representatives preserve, and adhere to, the Trade Promotion Authority-eligible status of the submitted implementing bill for the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

October 6, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Henry J. Hyde, Chair of the House Committee on International Relations informing him of a recent Section resolution adopted by the ABA House of Delegates concerning the Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts.

October 6, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Henry J. Hyde, Chair of the House Committee on International Relations informing him of a recent Section resolution adopted by the ABA House of Delegates concerning the Hague Choice of Court Agreements.

October 6, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Henry J. Hyde, Chair of the House Committee on International Relations informing him of a recent Section resolution adopted by the ABA House of Delegates concerning Multinational Cooperation on International Migration.

May 11, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Richard Lugar, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations urging the Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

March 30, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Condoleezza Rice recommending that the United States announce its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council and exert all diplomatic efforts to secure this seat.

March 6, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Condoleezza Rice expressing support for the United States position on reform of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

February 24, 2006: Letter to the Honorable Robert Portman on the United States’ efforts to curb harmful fisheries subsidies by strengthening WTO rules affecting such subsidies.

February 17, 2006: Meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the State Department on the Law of the Sea Treaty, Anti-Corruption and Cultural Property issues.

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