ABA Global Impact

ABA Global Impact Travel around the world and explore some of the activities the ABA and its nearly 200 international committees are doing to support the legal profession.


ABA Around the Globe
Statements Issued by
Hilarie Bass, ABA President

ABA President Bass stresses importance of ensuring independence for Special Prosecutor Mueller
Feb. 2, 2018


Statement of ABA President Hilarie Bass Re: 2018 International Day of the Endangered Lawyer
Jan. 24, 2018


Statement of ABA President Hilarie Bass Re: Immigration reform
Jan. 11, 2018


Statements Issued by
Linda A. Klein, ABA Immediate Past President 2016-2017

Letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia re: Threats to the Independence of the Legal Profession in Malaysia
Sept. 23, 2016


Statement of ABA President Linda Klein Re: Terrorist attack on district court in Mardan, Pakistan
Sept. 3, 2016


Letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan re: Assassination of Bilal Kasi and Attacks on Lawyers
Aug. 17, 2016



Statements Issued by
Paulette Brown, ABA Past President 2015-2016

Statement of Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association Re: Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Families Seeking U.S. Protection
Jan. 6, 2016

Statement of ABA President Paulette Brown Re: Trials for atrocities in Syria
Jan.5, 2016

Letter of Condolence to Paris Bar President Sur re: Attacks in Paris
Nov. 17, 2015


Statements Issued by
William C. Hubbard, ABA Past President 2014-2015

Hubbard protests conviction of human rights activist in Angola
May 29, 2015 

ABA Questions Pending prosecution of Eric Paulsen and Azmi Sharom
March 13, 2015

Statement on Judicial Independence in Timor-Leste
Dec. 17, 2014

ABA Letter to Secretary General of the United Nations on Sustainable Development Goals
Dec. 12, 2014 

Hubbard Statement on Executive order by President Obama on immigration reform
Nov. 21, 2014

Hubbard praises legal improvements in Kyrgyz Republic
Sept. 14, 2014


Statements Issued by
James R. Silkenat, ABA Past President 2013-2014


Silkenat statement to U.N. Security Council on Syria vote
May 21, 2014



ABA praises Obama administration for directive on U.S. arms exports
Apr. 14, 2014


Silkenat urges inquiry into Guatemalan justice’s death
Mar. 4, 2014

Amid escalating violence, ABA weighs in on Ukraine
Feb. 6, 2014

The Life of Nelson Mandela
Dec. 5, 2013

  • President Hilarie Bass