Abbe Jolles, Senior Advisor
Abbe Jolles is a Washington, DC-based International Human Rights litigator. She represents clients worldwide including conflict zones. In addition, she serves as a corporate human rights advisor to various global corporations. Abbe is a founding member and executive officer of Hear Their Cries (HTC), She advises the US House and Senate on human rights issues and advises Congressional witnesses including whistleblowers. She has also testified before Congress.
Abbe has achieved several “firsts:” She is the first American woman admitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the first American admitted to the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. She achieved a landmark ruling, a historical first, in the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) and is a recognized expert on incitement to genocide.
She is admitted to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) (where she served on the Discipline Council) and the Special Tribunal of Lebanon (STL).
Abbe represents those in workplace disputes worldwide, including before the United Nations Dispute and Appeals Tribunals (UNDT, UNAT) in New York, Nairobi, and Geneva. An Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio) graduate, she has also attended the London School of Economics (London, UK), and the University of Oregon School of Law (Eugene, Oregon). She is admitted to the Washington, DC Bar. She speaks French and English.