The ABA’s ICC Project welcomes the Honorable Navanethem Pillay to its Board of Advisors.
Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015 - The American Bar Association’s International Criminal Court Project is pleased to announce that the Honorable Navanethem (Navi) Pillay has joined the Project’s distinguished Board of Advisors. Judge Pillay has a long and distinguished career in international criminal justice and human rights advocacy.
Judge Pillay served as: United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights from 2008 to 2014; Judge on the International Criminal Court from 2003 to 2008; and Judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 1995 to 2003. She also served as the President of the ICTR from 1999 to 2003.
Judge Pillay stated, “I am very pleased to join the ABA’s ICC Project Board of Advisors and take up the opportunity it offers to further the cause of international justice and an end to impunity for serious crimes, in the interests of all victims and survivors of these crimes and to advance long term peace and security.”
Michael S. Greco, former president of the American Bar Association and Chair of the ABA’s ICC Project Board of Advisors, welcomed Judge Pillay to the Board and stated, “The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights is pleased that Judge Pillay, an eminent international jurist and human rights advocate, has decided to join the ABA’s ICC Project Board of Advisors to share her vast experience, good judgment and passion in advancing the cause of international justice and human rights protection. We look forward to working with Judge Pillay on these issues of great importance to all in the international community.”
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Project is an independent initiative of the ABA Center for Human Rights that advances international criminal justice and US-ICC relations through advocacy, education and practical legal assistance. More information about the ABA’s ICC Project can be found at its website.