Chair's Column



International Law

ILEX Briefing Trip to Croatia and Serbia

In February and March of this year, several members and leaders from the ABA and the ABA Section of International Law traveled to Croatia and Serbia for the ABA 2017 International Legal Exchange (ILEX) Briefing Trip. The ILEX delegation included ABA President Linda Klein, ABA President-Elect Hilarie Bass, the Chair of the House of Delegates Deborah Enix-Ross, member of the ABA Board of Governors Ben Griffith, past ABA Secretary Judge Cara Lee Neville, Section Chair Sara Sandford, Section Chair-Elect Steven Richman, Immediate Past Chair Lisa Savitt, Liaisons to the Croatia Bar Association Boris Babić and Mario Kranjac, and other colleagues from the Korean Bar Association, AIJA, and Section committee leadership: Cecil Chung, Adam Farlow, Stephen George, Orsolya Görgényi, Deniz Tamer, and Wiebe de Vries.

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International Law

ABA New Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

At its Midyear Meeting in Miami, the ABA House of Delegates adopted a policy resolution urging governments worldwide, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the United States, and the United Nations to improve donor coordination, transparency, and accountability for programs and services provided to victims of sexual and gender-based violence, including in armed conflict areas. In the resolution, the ABA recommends better data collection, independent audits, evaluations, and disclosure of how funds are spent and calls upon governments, donors, NGOs, and multilateral institutions to work together to develop and implement methodologies to create publicly accessible national databases with data about programs and the number of victims.

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