The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) works with the global legal community to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession worldwide.
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We provide human rights training and technical assistance for legal practitioners and institutions, building their capacity to effectively promote and protect human rights under a just rule of law.
A leading institution in international fact-finding, we produce expert reports with key recommendations, delivering timely and reliable information on human rights and the legal profession.
We support lawyers and judges who are arbitrarily harassed, intimidated or arrested, as well as advocate for the independence of the legal profession through advocacy work and our Geneva based UN Programme.
The IBAHRI sends impartial international observers to attend hearings and assess the independence of the legal profession. It aims to ensure the right to a fair and public trial through the impartial administration of justice and the proper functioning of the court.
A focus on pertinent human rights issues, including the abolition of the death penalty, poverty, and sexual orientation and gender identiy rights forms the basis of targeted capacity building and advocacy projects.