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Louis Henkin papers, 1940-2007, 1940-2007, bulk 1980-2005, bulk 1980-2005

Series IV: Professional Activity, 1957-2007

Henkin was involved with a number of non-profits and professional organizations related to his research interests. He founded Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in 1978 (now Human Rights First) and was active in the Aspen Institute, particularly the Justice and Society program directed by his wife. He was also an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Major organizational activity is filed, alphabetically, under Organizations. Briefer activities, including his work with the Council of Europe and the Advisory Committee on International Law, are filed under Other Memberships. Materials include agendas, announcements, clippings, conference programs, correspondence, meeting minutes, reading lists and excerpts, and reports.

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Box 6 Conferences and Symposia, 1987-2007, (12 folders)


Organizations, 1957-2006


Box 6 American Journal for International Law, 1989-2006, (2 folders)



Box 7 American Law Institute Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States,, 1957-1984, (8 folders, 35 volumes)

(Henkin served as the Chief Reporter for theRestatement (Third) of Foreign Relations Lawpublished in 1987. As reference material, this file also includes drafts and reports from the first Restatement from the 1950s and 1960s. For the third Restatement, there are three sets of bound drafts: a "Preliminary Draft" submitted to the Advisers of the Restatement, a "Council Draft" submitted by the Advisers to the full ALI Council, and a "Tentative Draft" submitted by the Council to the general ALI membership.)



Box 8 American Law Institute Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States,, 1957-1984, (8 folders, 35 volumes)

(Henkin served as the Chief Reporter for theRestatement (Third) of Foreign Relations Lawpublished in 1987. As reference material, this file also includes drafts and reports from the first Restatement from the 1950s and 1960s. For the third Restatement, there are three sets of bound drafts: a "Preliminary Draft" submitted to the Advisers of the Restatement, a "Council Draft" submitted by the Advisers to the full ALI Council, and a "Tentative Draft" submitted by the Council to the general ALI membership.)



Box 6 American Philosophical Society, 1990-2006, (9 folders)


Box 6 American Society of International Law, 1982-2006, (4 folders)


Box 6 Aspen Institute, 1988-2005, (12 folders)



Box 9 Ford Foundation, 1991-1993, (3 folders)


Box 9 Human Rights First, 1989-2006, (8 folders)

(In 1978 Henkin helped to found the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, the organization changed its name to Human Rights First in 2003.)


Box 9 Institut de Droit International, 1992-2005, (6 folders)


Box 9 Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, 1986-1993, (5 folders)


Box 9 International Association of Constitutional Law, 1983-2004, (9 folders)


Box 9 Other Memberships, 1980-2004, (17 folders)