Human Rights

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Section ProspectusThe Human Rights Section Council:

  • educates the people of Illinois about their human rights and the human rights of others;
  • informs the people of Illinois about the impact on such rights by existing or proposed laws, and the policies and actions of governments or other actors;
  • assists the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) membership in understanding and protecting the human rights of their clients; 
  • encourages solidarity between the Illinois bar and all members of the national and international legal profession as a means of strengthening human rights and the rule of law;
  • advises the ISBA on issues related to human rights; and
  • promotes the legal recognition and protection of human rights.


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