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The International Law Section is uniquely positioned to influence policy on international legal matters.

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About Section Policy

The Section is uniquely positioned to influence policy on international legal matters. Section members can draft resolutions with reports and recommendations for approval by the ABA’s House of Delegates.

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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.

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

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

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ABA Policy Resources

ABA House of Delegates

The ABA House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the association. The House meets twice each year, at ABA Annual and Midyear Meetings.

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ABA Policy and Procedures Handbook

The ABA Policy and Procedures Handbook (“Greenbook”) is the official publication of policies relevant to the operation of the Association.

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Presidential Rule of Law Letters

Rule of Law letters by the ABA president to national governments express the Association's concerns about alleged intimidation, harassment, or abuse of lawyers, judges, and human rights advocates.

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Rule of Law Statements Creation Deadlines

Creating new policy initiatives that address pressing international issues is a key Section function.

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