We accept requests for assistance from international human rights defenders seeking pro bono legal advice. We also welcome referrals from organizations and individuals who are aware of international human rights defenders who need assistance.
Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly
In many countries, individuals are arrested or assaulted for exercising their legitimate right to participate in a peaceful gathering or protest, form associations, or exercise their right to speech. The ABA Justice Defenders supports human rights defenders -- including journalists and labor activists -- working to amend laws that restrict these rights and to challenge them in court.