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 28, 2022

UN Recognition of Environmental Right Caps Long Vance Center Effort

By a vote of 161-0-8 (abstentions), the UN General Assembly in July passed a resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and called upon States, internationa... Read More

July 29, 2022

Vance Center Joins Human Rights Submission on Guatemala

The Vance Center led the drafting and submission of a joint report on the status of judicial independence in Guatemala, as part of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review process. The organi... Read More

July 29, 2022

Vance Center and Central American Judges Publish Assessments on Judicial Independence

As part of its program to support independent judicial associations in Latin America, the Vance Center collaborated with the Central American Federation of Judges for Democracy (Federación Cent... Read More