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A Message from New York City Bar Association Executive Director

The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice was founded in 2003 to honor the memory of Cyrus R. Vance, a past president of the New York City Bar Association (1974-1976) and former U.S. Secretary of State, and gives continuing substance to his conviction that lawyers have an ethical obligation to play an active role in the promotion of peace, democracy, and social justice.

The Vance Center continues to collaborate with committees of the Bar Association on complex pro bono projects and international delegations such as the ones to Guatemala and Montenegro in 2013. The Vance Center has been key in transporting the best ideas and practices of the Bar Association, especially the very concept of pro bono legal services, around the globe.

Bret I. Parker

Executive Director
The New York City Bar Association

Collaborations between the Vance Center and New York City Bar

Amicus Brief: Granier v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights [English | Spanish]

Rodas v. Notaria Cuarta del Circuito de Cali, et al. (click here for report).

The Guatemalan Delegation Urges Early Resumption of Genocide Trial (click here for report).

Study by Swedish and NYC Bar Associations Raises Concerns on Press Freedom in Montenegro (click here for report).