On August 11, the Rule of Law Initiative will present its annual Rule of Law Award to Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and past Rule of Law Initiative Pro Bono Volunteers. The ceremony will take place in San Francisco during the Rule of Law Initiative Luncheon & Award Ceremony, one of the marquee events of the 2007 ABA Annual Meeting.
Justice Breyer is a Special Advisor to the Rule of Law Initiative and a longtime board member of the Latin America & Caribbean Division. The Rule of law Initiative's past Pro Bono Volunteers will be collectively honored for their essential contributions to the ABA’s worldwide rule of law programs. This group of committed individuals, from the United States and elsewhere, have contributed in excess of $200 million in pro bono technical legal assistance since 1990.
Past honorees of the Rule of Law Award include, among others, Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Hilario Davide, Jr., the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, Founder and President of The Humanitarian Law Center Natasa Kandic, Former President of The Czech Republic Vaclav Havel, and former President of Romania Emil Constantinescu.