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The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) of the American Jewish Committee, founded in 1971, strives to narrow the gap between the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights agreements and the realization of those rights in practice. To this end, JBI strengthens scholarship designed to clarify basic human rights concepts; helps develop tools and strategies for protecting human rights; conducts programs that nurture and strengthen human rights organizations worldwide; and supports education and training programs to promote knowledge and use of international human rights instruments and institutions.

Robert S. Rifkind, Chair, Administrative Council. Felice D. Gaer, Director.


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Government ID number: 13-5563393

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Phone: 212-751-4000

New York, NY, 10022, US

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