About the Association

The American Association for the International Commission of Jurists (AAICJ) was founded in 1967 to uphold and strengthen the principles of human rights and the Rule of Law on a global scale.

Who We Are

The AAICJ is affiliated with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a Geneva-based international NGO with consultative status at the United Nations and selected specialized agencies. The ICJ membership includes leading jurists around the globe committed to the protection and advancement of human rights.

The International Commission of Jurists is a non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organization of eminent jurists devoted to the Rule of Law and the legal protection of Human Rights in all parts of the world. Based in Geneva, its membership consists of jurists drawn from the different legal systems of the world.

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What We Do

The AAICJ undertakes, either independently or in conjunction with the ICJ, observer missions and commissions of inquiry in such diverse countries as Iran, Nicaragua, the Philippines and South Korea. It has sponsored seminars and colloquia on significant human rights issues in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Western Europe and North America.

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