The Justice Defenders program provides public and private assistance to human rights defenders around the world. We use various methods to protect human rights defenders facing repercussions for their work, including observing trials to ensure fair trial standards are met, petitions to the UN, advocating for the repeal of laws that violate international human rights standards and other means necessary to hold those accountable for violations of human rights.
To better understand the assistance we have provided, view examples of our public work. Sort by Region, Theme, or Type of Public Advocacy. If you would like to request assistance or refer a case to the Justice Defenders Program, please contact us at JusticeDefenders@americanbar.org