The Association of Humanitarian Lawyers is dependent
upon donations from individuals, corporations, or foundations
and funding from other humanitarian organizations with specific
needs for legal counsel. Our involvement with the United Nations
and other international humanitarian organizations is completely
supported by these donations and funding. Our ability to be
proactive and assertive is dependent upon your donations. Donations
of any amount are greatly appreciated and needed. Thank you
in advance for your belief in human rights and your generosity.
How to Make Donations
Individuals may contribute by mailing a check
to our office. For more detailed information about the Association,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 668-2752.
Mail donations to:
Association of Humanitarian Lawyers
154 Fifth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118 USA
Ralston Fund (University of California at Berkeley School of
Law) These grants (from 1982) paid for expenses for sessions
of United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities for 6 years.
Hunt Alternatives Fund
This 1984 grant paid for expenses for
1984 session of United Nations Commission on Human Rights and
the 1984 session of the Economic and Social Council.
J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation
A 1984 grant paid expenses at the United Nations
sessions during which AHL secured the appointment of a special
rapporteur for human rights and disability and for the DPI/IDL
legal action at the Organization of American States Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (mentally ill and mentally retarded
persons killed or injured when their hospital was bombed during
US military action in Grenada.) (Note: this landmark case was
the first in any human rights forum admitted against the US).
A 1986 grant paid continuing expenses for UN and OAS work.
Capp Street Foundation
This 1986 grant paid partial expenses for a human
rights mission to Pakistan.
American Friends Service Committee
This 1987 grant was for secretarial services,
donations to peace charities and for expenses for continued
work at the United Nations Human Rights forums.
This grant provided expenses for 4-person delegation
to the 1988 US-USSR Summit in Moscow where we raised human rights
concerns, especially of Native Americans. (Karen Parker, Nilak
Butler, Antonio Gonzales and Russ Redman).
Hunt Alternatives Fund
This 1990 grant paid for expenses for United
Nations Sub-Commission and for DPI international meeting in
Bangkok (Jim Donald and attendant)
This 1990 grant supported on-going initiatives
at United Nations from 1990 to 1994.
Kashmiri American Council
These grants from 1993 to 2004 paid partial expenses
for AHL investigations in Indian-occupied Kashmir and for publication
Friends of Falun Gong
These 2003 and 2004 grants helped pay for expenses
involved in several US cases against Chinese officials accused
to human rights violations.
In 2000 AHL received a bequest that has been
used to support our interns and other expenses from 2000 - 2005.
From its inception, much of AHL's income has
come from unsolicited donations from individuals from many countries
and from all professions. Because of work promoting protection
of hospitals in armed conflicts, AHL has received unsolicited
donations from a number of medical doctors and specialized medical
facilities. Donations vary in amount from several hundred to
several thousands of dollars. Some of the donations are "matched"
by a donor's employer. AHL has engaged in very limited direct
solicitation due to lack of support staff and the additional
financial burdens to pay for extra time for our accountant.