The Vance Center provides pro bono legal representation to dozens of social justice organizations and engages hundreds of law firms in this worldwide work, while promoting diversity in the legal profession.

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Areas Of Practice

We provide pro bono legal representation worldwide to dozens of NGOs and international governmental bodies in three areas: human rights and access to justice; environment; and good governance.

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Our Programs

The Vance Center engages lawyers in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the United States, to enhance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, as well as pursue social justice through pro bono practice.

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June 30, 2021

Vance Center Co-Sponsors Business and Human Rights Events

Vance Center conducted a series of events with the New York City Bar Association’s Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Launched in 2019 at the initiative of the Vance Center, the Workin... Read More

June 30, 2021

Vance Center Highlights the Financial Crisis Threatening the Special Tribunal in Lebanon

The Vance Center initiated a letter from the New York City Bar Association to UN ambassadors of the United States and several other countries on the financial crisis threatening to close the UN S... Read More

June 30, 2021

Vance Center Participates in Roundtable on Persons Deprived of Liberty

Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste joined a two-day roundtable on the “human rights of persons deprived of liberty and regional challenges” hosted by the Observ... Read More