Board of Directors

Alice H. Henkin


Alice H. Henkin is an attorney working on international human rights law; she has been with the Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program since 1977 and serves as its Director Emerita. The Justice & Society Program convenes leaders from several disciplines and professions to help shape US policies regarding human rights, international law, transitional justice, and multilateral peacekeeping field operations.

Previously, Alice chaired the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on International Human Rights, and was vice president of the Association. She is currently a member of its Council on International Affairs.

She has written extensively on human rights, transitional justice, and human rights and multilateral peacekeeping. For her contributions to the field, Alice received the American Bar Foundation’s Fellows Outstanding Scholar Award, as well as the New York State Bar Association’s Distinction in International Law and Affairs.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Alice serves on the boards of Friends of the South African Constitutional Court, Independent Diplomat, and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. She is also on the Emeritus Board of Human Rights Watch, and serves as a member of their Europe and Central Asia, and the Children’s Rights division advisory committees.

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