American Friends of the ICJ

To protect and promote human rights through the rule of law.

ICJ - International Commission of Jurists (CH) A Project of I | KBFUS Funds

Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International Commission of Jurists promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law, by using its unique legal expertise to develop and strengthen national and international justice systems. Established in 1952 and active on the five continents, the ICJ aims to ensure the progressive development and effective implementation of international human rights and international humanitarian law; secure the realization of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights; safeguard the separation of powers; and guarantee the independence of the judiciary and legal profession.

Some ICJ achievements:

  • Trained more than 700 lawyers and judges in developing countries in international human rights law during the past 3 years
  • Fought for victims in more than 50 countries on 5 continents
  • Helped defend human rights by intervening in over 60 emblematic cases over the last 4 years
  • Published over 600 groundbreaking legal texts since 1952
  • Developed international human rights standards used by lawyers and judges worldwide.

​Your contribution will:

  • Provide legal tools for lawyers in the developing world
  • Defend victims of human rights violations
  • Protect the rights of LGBT people in court
  • Fight for women's rights in Africa
  • Train lawyers and judges to respect universal rights

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of the ICJ" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.