Sunday, August 23, 2015

ABA International Human Rights Committee Wins Three Awards, R&R Adopted at 2015 Annual Conference

Congratulations to the entire International Human Rights Committee, which won the ABA Outstanding Committee Award. This award is given to one committee for demonstrating excellence in its commitment to its mandate and showing productivity and advancing knowledge and expertise of bar members. Great job everyone!

Congratulations to Stephanie Williams and Joseph Jacob, 2014-2015 IHRC Vice Chairs of Communication and Social Media, for winning the 2015 Best Social Media and Website Award! It is worth noting that Stephanie and Jacob received the same award last year. It is well-deserved and we appreciate all of the hard work.

Congratulations to Greg McKenzie, who was recently appointed Co-Chair of the IHRC, for winning the 2015 Best Committee Program Award. Mr. McKenzie's program at the Fall 2014 Buenos Aires Conference not only received high praise but also made the Buenos Aires Herald newspaper. Kudos Greg, you did a stellar job!

But wait, there's more good news! The ABA House of Delegates voted to adopt the International Human Rights Committee's Election Monitoring R&R. The committee's R&R is now the official position of the entire American Bar Association. The Election Monitoring R&R recommends the monitoring the of U.S. election per our OSCE participation. IHRC Vice Chair Catherine ("Cathy") Vernon lead the drafting team, but credit is due to all the IHRC members who dedicated their precious time, energy and skills to make this happen!

These awards above were present on behalf of the committees at the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting, held July 30- August 4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

We'd like to thank the ABA Section of International Law for recognizing our committee and its dedicated members.

Additionally, we'd like to extend a special thanks to you - our fans and supporters, for promoting our committee and participating in programs, teleconference, special projects and events. We couldn't do anything without you!

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