The recipient of the Section of Litigation’s 2008 International Human Rights Award is Karen I. Tse. The Award will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City at the Jumeirah Essex House on Friday, August 8, 2008.

The International Human Rights Award recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to the cause of human rights, the rule of law, and the promotion of access to justice. This award is presented annually during the ABA Annual Meeting. Award recipients must be nominated and meet certain selection criteria.

This year’s award recognizes Ms. Tse as an international human rights lawyer for her efforts and contributions as the founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice (IBJ). IBJ is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 2000 that strives to protect due process and achieve fair trials for the accused throughout the world and is dedicated to the mission of protecting basic legal rights for ordinary citizens in developing countries. IBJ now operates in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Burundi and will be expanding into other parts of the world in response to urgent requests for aid. Learn more about International Bridges to Justice.

We invite you to learn more about Karen Tse and past award recipients. For more information, contact Sharyne Tu at 312/988-6069.

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