Law & Democracy Initiative in the News
Here is an editorial on the importance of the rule of law in Africa written by Law & Democracy co-chairs Kofi Annan and Walter Mondale.
A story on a recent Law & Democracy shipment to Zimbabwe is featured in the spring edition of the International Human Rights Committee Newsletter.
In honor of Billy McGee, the Minnesota Black Lawyers Association, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi,Thomson Reuters, and Books For Africa are sending a law book shipment to Ghana. Read the story here.
An overview of the success of the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative, including the MOU signed recently with Thomson Reuters, is included on page 1 of the January 3, 2011, edition of the ABA's International Human Rights e-Brief (Issue No. 43).
On June 25, 2010, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (RKMC) Law Firm hosted an event to introduce BFA to the greater Atlanta community. RKMC also stated their continued support of the Law & Democracy Initiative by providing a grant for $10,000. This is RKMC's second $10,000 grant toward the Initiative. RKMC is headquartered in the Twin Cities and has a major office in Atlanta. View photos of the event and get more info here.
Another great story about the Law & Democracy Initiative and the collaboration with West appears in the October 20, 2009, Minnesota edition of Bar Talk (pages 9-10) .
Here is a great online story about how the first Law & Democracy shipment (to Liberia) came about. Scroll down to "filling the shelves."
Chief Judge Michael Davis, a member of the Law & Democracy Initiative Advisory Board, introduced the Law & Democracy Initiative at a luncheon for the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in September of 2008. You can read his comments on page 6 of this document.
Read Congressman Keith Ellison's remarks about the Law & Democracy Initiative from Books For Africa's 20th Anniversary Gala in September 2008.
The Law & Democracy Initiative was featured in the ABA's Spring 2009 International Law News .