Justice Defenders Program
Supporting human rights defenders around the world who face retaliation for their work.
The Center urges the government of Tanzania to immediately lift the suspension of Kwanza Online TV and ensure the rights of journalists and broadcasters to carry out their legitimate work free of intimidation and harassment.
With the blessing of the Roosevelt family, CHR in 2018 established the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Prize for Global Human Rights Advancement to recognize persons and organizations having a positive, enduring, and global impact in advancing the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Eleanor Roosevelt championed.
The Center consists of an executive board, chaired by Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr., special counselors and an advisory council, all appointed by the ABA president. Liaisons to the Center are appointed by ABA entities and external organizations.