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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September 29, 2021

Environment Program Assists UN Expert on the Right to Science

The Vance Center Environment Program assisted the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics, Dr. Marcos Orellana, in preparing a report delivered to the United Nations Human Ri... Read More

September 29, 2021

Vance Center and ILAC Host Webinar on Rule of Law Assessment in Haiti

The Vance Center and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) presented the findings of a study on the rule of law in Haiti at a webinar this month. Read More

July 29, 2021

Vance Center Analyzes New Environmental Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Environment Program is supporting the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN International)  in a research project to evaluate how it can use the Escazú Agreement, a new environmen... Read More