The CRSJ International Human Rights Committee is filled with passionate and devoted lawyers and activists who strive to address human and civil rights concerns in the United States and globally. More specifically, this committee undertakes all matters which involve the denigration of civil and political rights of individuals worldwide. In responding to these assaults, the dedicated members of this committee strive to forge and bolster an interconnected legal, business, and cultural network of lawyers, activists, and institutions to tangibly protect human rights. Through establishing rapid response webinars, organizing panels of renowned speakers, drafting policies and reports on pressing international issues, and engaging the legal community in necessary debate and discussion, this committee propels the values held most centrally to the ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section.
To learn more about the nuances of this important committee, we turned to Committee Co-Chairs, Daniel L. Appelman and Jaclyn Fortini Laing, to shed light on their leadership and hear what propelled them to pursue this field.