William J. Aceves is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at California Western School of Law. Aceves frequently works with Amnesty International, The Center for Justice & Accountability, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union on projects involving the domestic application of international law. He has also represented several human rights and civil liberties organizations as amicus curiae counsel in cases before the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Aceves is the author of The Anatomy of Torture and the Amnesty International USA report "A Safe Haven for Torturers." He has served on the Board of Directors of AIUSA and is presently the Ombudsperson. He is a member of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union and serves on the Board of the Center for Justice & Accountability. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association and a member of the Human Rights Committee of the International Law Association. Aceves has appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Migrants, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.