chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.
March 02, 2022

Statement of ABA President Reginald Turner Re: Invasion of Ukraine

The American Bar Association joins the world community in condemning the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. The invasion violates the United Nations Charter on the principles of national sovereignty, rule of law, due process and universal human rights. 

The response from nations and institutions that remain committed to the principles of international legal order has been encouraging as they provide economic, military, and diplomatic support for Ukraine and exert financial pressure on Russia and its leaders through legal sanctions. The spirit and resilience of the Ukrainian people have been inspiring despite their substantial suffering. 

The ABA and the legal profession will remain steadfast in the defense and promotion of human rights and the rule of law and in the support of the Ukrainian people.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at and on Twitter @ABANews.