The ABA International Human Rights Committee (IHRC) is concerned with all matters involving the response to and amelioration of instances of assaults on human dignity through the oppression of civil and political rights, as well as efforts to create and foster legal, business, and cultural systems and institutions that give meaningful protection to human rights.

More specifically, the ABA-SIL IHRC:
★ Monitors the drafting and adoption of international covenants;
★ Advocates for foreign human rights lawyers persecuted for their work;
★ Investigates cases of alleged human rights abuses throughout the world;
★ Educates the bar, policy makers, and the public at large about human rights issues.

The ABA IHRC leaders are charged with the day-to-day business of the committee, which includes, but is not limited to: overseeing all committee related communication; retention and recruitment of IHRC members; ensuring compliance with ABA Diversity programs and goals; drafting, circulating  and publishing relevant material pertaining to human rights; coordinating programs, special projects, teleconferences, human rights lobby day, and other events and activities.

Co-Chairs: Greg MacKenzie, Tammie Smith-Long, and Stephanie Williams

Vice Chairs: Jimena Conde, Viviana de la Peña Escobar, Justy Erharbor,  Ayesha Khan, Nicholas Leddy,  Prof. John Mbaku, Ryan McClure, Gigi Nikpour, Will Pons, Kathleen Shay, Tanya Sukhija, David Taylor, Catherine Vernon, Luke Wilson

Senior Advisors: Robert “Bob” Lutz, Cara Lee Neville, Gigi Nikpour, and Elizabeth “Liz” Turchi

Human Trafficking Subcommittee Chairs: Catherine Vernon and Stephanie Williams

Steering Committee: Daniel Appelman, Kay Bridger-Riley, Sara Blackwell, Timothy Burns, Cindy Buys, Michele Curtis, Garry Farley, Julie Gharagouzloo, Kimberly Goins, Lisa de Gray, Tracy Hannan, Alejandra Franco, Sharon James, Paul Johnson, Eva Nudd, Deepali Lugani, Meredith Parenti, Charlotte Ricketts, Vasco de Jesus Rodrigues, & Stephanie Snow

Y2015-16 Subcommittees: Diversity, Policy, Programs, Publications, Rule of Law (ROL), Special Projects, Year in Review (YIR)


End of the Year Newsletter 2015

2015 ABA SIL Fall Conference
Where: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Blvd.
W Montreal QC H3B 4A5 Canada
Date: Oct 20 – Oct 24, 2015

ABA IHRC Fall Teleconference
Title: UNPRECEDENTED: The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 1: A True Account of a Syrian Refugee’s Journey to Safety
Speakers: Jacob Joseph, Syrian/ Fmr IHRC Vice Chair (USA) & Joseph Khoury, Syrian Refugee (Germany)
Moderator:  Stephanie Williams, IHRC Co-Chair
Date: November 2015 (TBA)

2015 Asia Forum – Beijing
Where: China World Hotel,
No 1 Jianguomenwai Ave. 100004
Beijing, China
Date: Nov 16 – Nov 17, 2015

2016 ABA SIL Spring Conference
Where:The Grand Hyatt New York
109 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
Date: April 12 – April 16, 2016

ABA IHRC Leadership Meetings*
Where: Conference Call
Date: Monthly, 3rd Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm EDT

ABA IHRC Steering Committee Meetings*
Where: Conference Call
Date: Monthly, 4th Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm EDT

Note:  Special meetings (e.g., Co-Chairs, Vice Chairs, Subcommittee Members, etc) are scheduled as needed.

Contact us at inthumrights@gmail.com for more information about the ABA International Human Rights Committee.

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ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee ● 1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 400 Washington, D.C. ● United States 20036 ● (202) 662-1000

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