Irish American Unity Conference Mourns Passing of Jim Cullen


WASHINGTON DC…Dec. 9, 2017…The Irish American Unity Conference mourns the death last night of a great advocate of Irish freedom, peace, and justice, the Honorable Brigadier General James P. Cullen, Esq. Jim was a partner in the law firm Anderson Kill and was a former Chief Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. He was Past President of the Brehon Law Society and served as Sinn Fein’s legal representative in the United States and President of Friends of Sinn Fein. It is fitting that his passing as a boundless champion of human rights coincides with International Human Rights Day, which will be recognized tomorrow, December 10.

Jim was a friend to all who knew him and a mentor to many in the Irish-American and broader human rights communities. He was a powerful and effective advocate before Congress and other branches of the United States government. Among his many endeavors, Jim provided compelling testimony to a 2013 Congressional hearing investigating the murder of Human Rights Attorney Pat Finucane, pointedly asking how high up collusion in the British government went in covering up numerous murders. Jim Cullen was a righteous man of rare integrity who worked ceaselessly to make the world a better place for all. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His legacy will continue to inspire the IAUC and others as we carry on his work.