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Vance Center Facilitates Development of Publication "KNOW MORE III"

The Alliance of Freedom of Expression released its publication KNOW MORE III: Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data, which the Vance Center helped develop through pro bono legal asisstance. Read the report here in English and Spanish.


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Latin Lawyer Interviews Tinker Program Officer Kirsten Cowal

In an article published November 11 by Latin Lawyer called, "Grants to share," Program Officer Kirsten Cowal discusses how funding organizations that promote and facilitate pro bono in Latin America helps the US-based foundation achieve its goal of developing a fair and equitable society in the region.


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Alexander Papachristou Named Executive Director of the Vance Center

Alexander Papachristou has joined the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice as Executive Director.


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Women in the Profession Summit

On April 6, a summit of women attorneys from across Latin America and the United States was held in Santiago, Chile that was co-sponsored by the Vance Center and the Universidad de Chile Law School. The more than 75 enthusiastic women who attended discussed issues of concern to female attorneys, including breaking gender barriers and strengthening the role of women in the legal profession.


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The Vance Center and Fundacion Pro Bono Chile Launch International Pro Bono Network

The Vance Center and Fundacion Pro Bono Chile gathered with leaders of the Inter-American system during the Inter-American Court's 92nd Extraordinary Session on August 31 in Bogota, Colombia to unveil a new project to strengthen human rights in the Americas by promoting the participation of pro bono lawyers in the Inter-American human rights system. Fundacion Pro Bono Colombia and members of the Colombian private bar led and participated in the meeting, at which the Vance Center, Fundacion Pro Bono Chile and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with each other to strengthen pro bono in the Americas. The initiative emerged as a project during the April 2011 Access to Justice Conference held in Santiago, Chile. More information about the Network is forthcoming.


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