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June, 2020

City Bar Adopts Policy Statement on Business and Human Rights

The New York City Bar Association adopted a pioneer policy statement on Business and Human Rights. The Vance Center’s Human Rights Program had initiated the process of developing the statement ... Read More

June, 2020

Vance Center’s Women in Prison Project Recognized by International Peers

The Vance Center’s Women in Prison Project, and specifically the Project’s initiatives to address the Covid-19 pandemic in places of detention for women in the Global South, recently have rec... Read More

June, 2020

Lawyers Council Keeps Focus on Judicial Appointments in Guatemala

The Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights published a follow-up report available in Spanish analyzing Guatemala’s judicial appointments process and the new presidential... Read More

June, 2020

Vance Center Engages with the Pro Bono Network of the Americas

The Vance Center and the Pro Bono Network of the Americas launched a series of virtual conversations with respective executive directors of the Network’s member and affiliate pro bono clearingh... Read More

June, 2020

Lawyers For Reporters Gains New Staff Member

The Vance Center’s special initiative, Lawyers for Reporters, a collaboration with the Press Freedom Defense Fund to provide pro bono legal support to local journalism in the United States, has... Read More

June, 2020

New York City Bar President Greets African Legal Fellows

The Vance Center African Legal Fellows had a virtual meeting with Sheila Boston, the newly-inaugurated president of the New York City Bar Association and its executive director, Bret Parker. Also... Read More