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About Section Policy

One of the Section’s stated goals is to participate in the formation of international legal policy by “[i]dentifying and influencing public policy issues important to international law, global business, and international institutions.” The Section is uniquely positioned to influence policy on international legal matters.

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Blanket Authorities Initiatives

"Blanket authority" is the process through which an ABA section or division seeks approval from other ABA entities to present its own view, rather than an official ABA position, to a governmental body. In general, this procedure is employed when the subject matter of the position is extremely technical and when a time-sensitive need exists and it is not possible to have either the ABA House of Delegates or ABA Board of Governors go through the regular process for adopting Association policy.

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Broken Frame, Shattered Glass: Recognizing Crimes Perpetrated Against the Hazaras of Afghanistan (Report)

This report provides a brief overview of some key events that have contributed to the deteriorating human rights conditions of the Hazara people.