Rule of Law / Goal IV
The American Bar Association Section of International Law's Rule of Law Activities are supported by the Section Support Fund through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. These activities fall under the ABA's fourth goal, "to advance the rule of law," which was adopted in 1983. The Section has actively contributed to this vital initiative since it undertook its first overseas project in 1986 and, in the more than twenty-five years since, the Section has implemented numerous short- and long-term legal capacity-building projects around the world. The Section’s Rule of Law Officer oversees the Section’s activities in coordination with Section staff. Members are encouraged to support and participate in the Section's exciting rule of law endeavors.