National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 1150 18th St. NW, Suite 950
Washington D.C.
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Research
  • Training
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law'
Short description:
The aim and purpose of the NACDL is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime, foster the integrity, independence and expertise of the criminal defense profession, and promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice. NACDL is formed exclusively for charitable, scientific, educational and legislative purposes including without limitation the following:
a) to promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and procedure and constitutional law
b) to disseminate by lecture, seminars and publications such theories, technologies and techniques that support or promote the field of criminal defense advocacy
c) to sponsor periodic meetings of the ciminal defense bar, domestically and internationally
d) to represent the NACDL before the legislative, executive, judicial and international bodies which determine policy for the state, federal and international governments in a manner that promotes the mission of the Association and its objectives and purposes
e) to preserve, protect and defend the adversary system of justice, in the US and internationally
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