Justice Defenders Program
Supporting human rights defenders around the world who face retaliation for their work.
After observing several hearings in the cases against Jorge Acosta, an Ecuadorian workers’ rights advocate and coordinator of the banana workers’ union ASTAC, Center staff attorneys concluded that the criminal proceedings against him have been characterized by several serious irregularities. (Photo Credit: "The Banana Worker" by Sgillins13 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Read - The Report
The cases of seven full-time union or federation organizers and one garment factory worker who were allegedly involved in the 2016 Ashulia protests exemplify the ongoing anti-union discrimination against union leaders in Bangladesh.Read - The Report
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.
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