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May 01, 2015

International Human Rights Lobby Day

The third annual Human Rights Lobby Day, coordinated by the ABA Section of International Law’s International Human Rights Committee and the Governmental Affairs Office, brought members to Capitol Hill April 28 to urge Congress to act on several international issues of concern to the ABA.

Following a morning briefing by ABA Governmental Affairs Director Thomas M. Susman and Senior Legislative Counsel Kristi Gaines, participants headed to Capitol Hill for their individual lobbying meetings, where they urged their members of Congress to advance the following: the bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act, the administration’s funding proposals for the international affairs budget, and Senate advise and consent to ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

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