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Whether she’s saving lives through AJ Global Legal or confidently getting her voice heard at the White House, Abbe Jolles is an undeniable force in Human Rights Litigation. #Iconic
I am a Washington, DC-based international human rights litigator working worldwide. I achieved a landmark decision at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. I was the first American woman admitted to the International Criminal Court and the first American admitted to the African Court of Human and People’s rights. I have tried hundreds of cases.
I handle all types of cases involving human rights violations including class actions, property confiscation and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). I have a trusted network of lawyers and investigators working with me to rescue those in trouble/jail worldwide. I am the human rights advisor to several global corporations and work closely with the US House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on human rights issues.
Training is crucial to an effective international human rights litigator. It is important to have sharp skills before venturing out into the international human rights field. Sharp well-honed trial skills facilitate saving lives.
I work on all types of human rights cases including sex trafficking.
RELATED TO JUNE ISSUE | HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING IN MODELING WORLD
One of the worst reported sex trafficking cases is that reported by Katherine Bulkovac in the book, Whistleblower. UN Staff and US contractors held sex slaves in Bosnia for some years. To date, none of the perpetrators have gone to jail.
Work-life balance is challenging particularly when you have small children. My daughter (21 now) held a grudge for years for missing her entry to the “double digits” because the judges insisted I be in court in Africa. With time she has forgiven me though.
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I continue to look forward offering life-saving services around the world.
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