International Human Rights Committee

The International Human Rights Committee is committed to strengthening the rule of law across the globe and in particular promotes adherence to international human rights law. The Committee follows legal developments, including the passage of new legislation and policies and investigates and analyzes legal developments and their impact on the full enjoyment of human rights. The Committee also monitors cases where lawyers are prevented from performing all of their professional functions through intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference, or suffer or are threatened with prosecution or other sanctions are a result of their work. The Committee has a long history of promotion of human rights standards both inside and outside of the United States.

As part of its work, the Committee sponsors human rights speakers and events, many of which are open to the public. The Committee aims to promote the role of lawyers, judges, and other jurists in the promotion of human rights in their individual countries, and regularly meets with prominent bar associations and other leading legal professionals. The Committee also engages with other individuals and organizations working on human rights, including governmental and non-governmental groups and individuals, as well as intergovernmental organizations and advocacy groups.