Asia & the Pacific

Our programs in Asia include judicial reform, legal profession development, legal education reform, anti-corruption, citizens’ rights advocacy, access to justice and anti-human trafficking.

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Featured project


For more than a decade, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has focused on improving court efficiency, increasing business sector confidence, combating corruption, advancing human rights, and expanding access to justice in the Philippines.

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The Success of the JUSTICE Project, a Six Year Effort to Advance Justice in the Philippines

Regional council

Our council members share a wide range of experiences and competencies and support our commitment to promote justice, economic opportunity and human dignity through the rule of law.

Hon. Judith Chirlin (chair)
Nobuhisa Ishizuku
Justin Gobin Persaud
Lucy Reed
Sara P. Sandford
James Zimmerman

Special Advisors
Hon. J. Clifford Wallace
Hon. Anthony Kennedy