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IBAHRI welcomes High Court order against  South Africa’s exit from the ICC IBAHRI welcomes High Court order against South Africa’s exit from the ICC

News release: Friday 24 February 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the ruling by South Africa’s North Gauteng High Court ordering the Government to revoke its notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Friday, 24 February 2017 Friday, 24 February 2017
US presidency: undermining ‘hallmark’ of democracy with attacks on judiciary US presidency: undermining ‘hallmark’ of democracy with attacks on judiciary

Many legal observers fear the Trump administration’s attacks on the judiciary undermine rule of law and could send a ‘chilling’ message to lawyers and judges.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Lessons for President Trump on executive power - from an unlikely source Lessons for President Trump on executive power - from an unlikely source

It’s one thing for moderate George W. Bush adviser John Bellinger to voice discomfort with President Trump's draft executive order on treaties (see related links). But ‘moderate’ is rarely used to describe John Yoo, the Justice Department official who was convicted in Malaysia for drafting Bush's ‘torture memos,’ and once cancelled a backpacking trip to Europe because Spanish judge Balthasar Garzon was investigating him for war crimes. Even Yoo has upbraided President Trump, in a recent newspaper article.

Monday, 20 February 2017 Wednesday, 22 February 2017
L’IBAHRI appelle à une procédure équitable dans le procès de l’avocat Agbor-Balla devant le tribunal militaire au Cameroun L’IBAHRI appelle à une procédure équitable dans le procès de l’avocat Agbor-Balla devant le tribunal militaire au Cameroun

Communique de presse: lundi 13 février 2017. L’International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Institut des Droits de l’Homme de l’Association Internationale du Barreau, IBAHRI] exprime ses inquiétudes alors que doit s’ouvrir, ce lundi 13 février 2017, le procès de l’avocat Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla en République du Cameroun, un pays d’Afrique centrale et occidentale. Alors que l’homme de loi s’apprête à comparaître devant le tribunal militaire, l’IBAHRI en appelle aux autorités de la nation afin...

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Tuesday, 14 February 2017
IBAHRI calls for due process in Cameroon military trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla IBAHRI calls for due process in Cameroon military trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News Release: Monday 13 February 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is concerned by the trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, commencing Monday 13 February 2017 in the Republic of Cameroon, West-Central Africa. As he prepares to face a military tribunal, the IBAHRI calls for the nation’s authorities to ensure that national and international obligations to legal and transparent due process are met. Barrister Agbor-Balla faces wide-ranging and serious charges...

Monday, 13 February 2017 Tuesday, 14 February 2017
IBA calls for end to undermining of US judiciary and the rule of law by US President IBA calls for end to undermining of US judiciary and the rule of law by US President

News release: Friday 10 February 2017. The International Bar Association (IBA) calls for a halt to President Donald Trump’s undermining of the United States judiciary – and consequently the rule of law – through personal attacks on respected jurists. Following the unanimous decision of the judges of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco, not to reinstate the President’s recently issued Executive Order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior.

Friday, 10 February 2017 Friday, 10 February 2017
Hong Kong - healing a divided society Hong Kong - healing a divided society

IBA Global Insight Feb/March 2017. With the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in 2014 exposing divisions in Hong Kong society, the election of the territory’s fourth chief executive in March comes at a critical time. Whoever gets the top job must balance growing calls for
democratic reform while retaining the trust of Beijing.

Thursday, 9 February 2017 Thursday, 9 February 2017
Hitting the right notes Hitting the right notes

IBA Global Insight Feb/March 2017. High-stakes copyright claims have seen superstars and labels facing off in court in recent years. But where does creative inspiration end and plagiarism begin, and how might the latest landmark judgments impact an industry in the digital age?

Thursday, 9 February 2017 Thursday, 9 February 2017
Paul Rawlinson, Global Chairman, Baker McKenzie - interview Paul Rawlinson, Global Chairman, Baker McKenzie - interview

IBA Global Insight Feb/March 2017. Having taken the helm at Baker McKenzie soon after the Brexit vote and the month before the US elections, Paul Rawlinson is well placed to discuss how leading international law firms can help clients adapt to the fast-changing world. In conversation with former CNN anchor Todd Benjamin, he also offers predictions on new technology and legal services.

Thursday, 9 February 2017 Thursday, 9 February 2017
China spreads its wings China spreads its wings

IBA Global Insight Feb/March 2017. As some economies adopt a protectionist approach to trade, China is doing the opposite. A recent $295m acquisition in Australia of land twice the size of Belgium is the latest example of the country expanding its trade and investments worldwide, presenting itself as a responsible global leader.

Thursday, 9 February 2017 Thursday, 9 February 2017
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