October 24, 2018

About Us

About Us

The Center consists of an executive board, special counselors and an advisory council, all appointed by the ABA president. Liaisons to the Center are appointed by ABA entities and external organizations. The Center’s leadership typically meets four times per year and by conference call as needed.

To develop educational programs in the field of human rights; promote a greater understanding of and belief in the importance of human rights; collaborate with other ABA entities in the development and encouragement of human rights efforts, activities and programs; and assist in the development of appropriate ABA polices on human rights issues.

This mission serves the following objectives of ABA Goal IV.

GOAL IV: ADVANCE THE RULE OF LAW.

Objectives:

  1. Increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world.
  2. Hold governments accountable under law.
  3. Work for just laws, including human rights, and a fair legal process.
  4. Assure meaningful access to justice for all persons.
  5. Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.