Latin America & the Caribbean

Our programs in the region enhance legal education, strengthen the legal profession and coordinate efforts to combat transnational crime.

Featured project


Since 2019, ABA ROLI has sought to strengthen Colombia’s judicial sector through funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). With a consortium of partners, we are launching a new rule of law program under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on preventing, protecting against, and responding to human rights violations among Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees, and the receptor communities.

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ABA Rule of Law Initiative Blog

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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.

Raquel Estela Aldana, Chair
Eduardo Benavides
Hon. Judith C. Chirlin
James Karl Jackson
Alex Ponce de Leon
Luz Estella Nagle

Special Advisors
Hon. Peter J. Messitte
Carlos Urrutia