George Appointed to ABA Human Rights Board

Erika_George_yptriiProfessor Erika George has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Human Rights Board.

The Center’s multi-faceted mission includes helping to fulfill the ABA’s potential to advance human rights and the rule of law in the United States and around the world. This includes facilitating a broad range of ABA human-rights activities and, where necessary, establishing Center-based projects to respond.  It also includes recommending ABA policy on human rights issues and advocating for implementation of those policies.

Current projects include the Justice Defenders Program, the International Criminal Court, the Atrocity Prevention and Accountability Project, the Anti-trafficking Project and the Business and Human Rights Project. George notes that the latter two are closely tied to her academic research.

“I am excited for this opportunity to reach a broader audience with my research and potentially influence policy as interest in these areas develop,” George said.