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The African Regional Forum was created to identify and address problems unique to African Lawyers.
African Regional Forum newsletter, July 2012
African Regional Forum newsletter, March 2012
African Regional Forum newsletter, August 2011
African Regional Forum newsletter, December 2010
African Regional Forum newsletter, June 2010
African Regional Forum newsletter, December 2009
African Regional Forum newsletter, October 2009
African Regional Forum newsletter, June 2009
African Regional Forum newsletter, February 2009
African Regional Forum newsletter, October 2008
The Antitrust Committee provides an international forum for the exchange of the most current thinking in the field of antitrust law.
The Arab Regional Forum provides lawyers active in, or with an interest in the region, with a means to establish contact and exchange information with each other. A particular focus of interest is the continuing economic importance of the region, including reconstruction and investment projects following peace initiatives.
The Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes.
The Committee on Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law is concerned with all aspects of law as it relates to art, artists, and cultural heritage in the broadest context; from archaeology and the protection of ancient monuments to national heritage and public and private collections to the art trade and contemporary art.
The Asia Pacific Forum provides information, news and resources relevant to the Asia Pacific region.
The Aviation Law Committee is concerned with several major areas of law: Aircraft transactions and financing; developments in international law with respect to airlines in both economic and tort areas; and it also focuses on competition issues related to aviation.
The Banking Law Committee provides a worldwide forum for banking lawyers and other legal professionals within the banking community.
The Bar Issues Commission (BIC) primarily exists to coordinate activities and projects in the interest of IBA member organisations.
The Forum for Barristers and Advocates represents those Bar Associations whose members practise as independent referral practitioners in jurisdictions where the legal profession is divided. It was formed by the Bar Leaders in these jurisdictions to give a voice within the IBA to the principles of independent advocacy.
The BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee monitors the work of the WTO Globally and provides information and guidance to Bar Associations and Law Societies on how to answer questions potentially raised by trade negotiators from their own countries.
The Business Crime Committee's primary objective is to promote awareness within the business community and among transactional lawyers of the growing significance of legal compliance.
The Capital Markets Forum is a private sector initiative set up to monitor and assist in the orderly development of capital markets, while recognising the importance of the legal role in providing a framework in which market forces can work most efficiently, and in settling the parameters of fair behaviour.
Client Protection is a subcommittee of the Professional Ethics Committee. The aims and objectives of the Client Protection Subcommittee are to promote client protection in all its forms to the public.
The mission of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee is to address issues of particular interest to startups, owner-managed, closely held and family businesses and their legal advisors, and to organisations with ambitions for growth.
The IBA Communications Law Committee is a leading global forum for legal practitioners with specialist expertise or interest in the communications sector.
The International Construction Projects Committee is for lawyers interested in construction law and in exchanging experiences from construction projects around the world.
The Corporate and M&A Law Committee is the principal committee within the IBA that covers issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.
The mission of the Corporate Counsel Forum is to be the pre-eminent forum within the IBA for discussion, education and spokesmanship by, for and among corporate counsel, respecting the proper role and expectations of the professional acting for a corporation.
The In-House Perspective: A quarterly magazine which provides in-depth articles on subjects of particular interest to corporate counsel and in-house lawyers.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is variously defined but is generally accepted to denote responsibly grounded business decision-making that considers its impact on people, communities and the environment.
The Criminal Law Committee provides a forum for members from many countries and criminal justice systems to meet regularly, communicate, exchange views, and monitor developments in substantive and procedural criminal law.
The Discrimination Law Committee is concerned with discrimination and gender equality issues which arise in the profession and under the general law.
The aims of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee are to develop and exchange knowledge of employment and industrial relations law and practice.
The objective of the Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee is to promote the knowledge and awareness in all areas of environmental, health and safety law and related issues, as well as the interrelationships between them.
The European Regional Forum was established in 1989 to provide a focus on the work undertaken by the IBA in developing the practice under changing legal systems of lawyers in Eastern and Central Europe. Since 2004 the forum has been developing and strengthening the existence of the IBA within the whole of Europe.
The Family Law Committee provides a unique forum for members from different countries and different legal systems to exchange views, meet during conferences and debate issues concerning the substantive and procedural aspects of family law.
The International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) was formed in early 2010 for the purpose of developing a global and strategic approach to the main legal issues in the human resources and human capital fields for multinationals and worldwide institutions.
Founded in 1991, the Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy consists of a group of experts representing the key interests of economists, lawyers, academics, practitioners and national and international policy-makers who are committed to expanding the global discussion of the ramifications of competition policy for global trade and investment.
The IBA Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) works to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the judiciary under a just rule of law.
The IBAHRI conducts capacity building projects with developing bar associations such as inAfghanistan; carries out judicial training, most recently in Rwanda (July 2011) and Brazil (April 2011), and undertakes trial observations, where there is concern over the independence of the judiciary or a lack of due process, for example in the Khodorkovsky trial. The IBAHRI also undertakes high-level fact-finding missions to examine the independence of the legal profession and the rule of law; our 2011 missions include: Syria, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Egypt.
The IBAHRI also carries out a number of thematic projects: abolition of the death penalty campaign; justice for Burma campaign; terrorism and international law; and freedom of expression.
For more information about the HRI and their work visit their hompage. To view legal internships at the IBAHRI click here.
The Immigration and Nationality Law Committee is concerned with all aspects of immigration and nationality law on a worldwide basis, including business-related immigration, family reunion policies, refugees and compassionate cases.
The Indigenous Peoples Committee was formed to look at questions of development as it affects both land and people. It approaches the subject from the legal perspective of the people and the land affected rather than that of developers or proponents of projects, governments or business in general.
The individual tax and private client committee of the IBA is the committee for all practitioners who advise individuals in respect of international or cross-border situations.
The Section on Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors Rights is the most prominent international association of lawyers interested in insolvency and creditors' rights law.
The committee aims to provide its members, and the Division as a whole, with information about developments in insurance and reinsurance law and markets throughout the world as well as with specialist knowledge to assist in the efficient solution of practical insurance problems.
The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law.
The International Franchising Committee focuses on the law and business of international franchising.
The International Sales Committee examines legal issues fundamental to the growth and development of international commerce.
The Investment Funds Committee provides a convenient forum for its members to consider current developments in the global investment funds industry, including both regulatory and product development.
The Judges' Forum offers an opportunity for judges from all jurisdictions to meet and discuss issues that are of common and current interest to members of the judiciary.
The Latin American Forum covers all countries in Latin America as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spanish-speaking areas of the Caribbean.
The Law Firm Management Committee provides lawyers with the practical tools that they need in order to enhance their practice, their business development skills and their management capabilities.
The Leisure Industries Section comprises more than 250 international lawyers practicing in the fields of travel, tourism, hospitality, sports and gaming law.
The Litigation Committee focuses on the legal, practical and procedural issues involved in conducting litigation. Differences and developments in individual jurisdictions are compared. The issues arising in international litigation receive particular attention, including issues such as jurisdiction, choice of law, and the role of international judicial assistance in dispute resolution.
The Maritime and Transport Law Committee is one of the oldest and most well-established committees of the IBA. Formerly known as Committee A, it has more than 650 members worldwide.
The committee has a tradition of being the platform where leading maritime law professionals meet, create connections and discuss the most current legal issues in the field of maritime and transport law.
The Media Law Committee is dedicated to gathering and disseminating, amongst its members and friends, knowledge in all areas of law related to the media industry.
The Mediation Committee focuses on laws, practices and procedures relating to the mediation, conciliation, and negotiation of transnational disputes, as well as other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.
The objective of the Mining Law Committee is to promote an interchange of information and views, and to advance knowledge among individual members of the committee and others as to laws, practices and procedures affecting all activities concerning minerals and mining throughout the world.
The global travel supermarket presents new challenges and opportunities to personal injury and other litigation lawyers worldwide.
The Negligence and Damages Committee has the object of providing information from a range of jurisdictions worldwide.
The North American Forum covers Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, and English-speaking areas of the Caribbean.
The Oil and Gas Law Committee focuses on issues such as: Exploration and production for all forms of hydrocarbons, Onshore and offshore oil and gas, Joint Operating Agreements and other usual contracts used by the industry, Financing and insurance, Comparative tax regimes, State participation and national oil companies , Trans-national pipelines storage and refining, Sales and shipping agreements, Alternative dispute resolutions, Exploration and production – Licensing, PSA, other regimes, Downstream issues – Oil and Gas trade and marketing, Natural Gas Transportation and Distribution, LNG chain, Hydrocarbons regulatory bodies and agencies.
The mission of the Power Law Committee is to provide a forum where energy lawyers with different legal backgrounds from around the world can interact and learn from one another in a setting encouraging collegiality and the friendly exchange of ideas.
The Pro Bono Committee’s objectives are to foster worldwide recognition of the principle that access to justice is the right of all individuals and to promote access to justice for all, regardless of their financial means, race, age, ethnicity, gender, or popularity of cause.
The committee covers a broad range of topics and problems which are of increasing importance to the international lawyer, in both national and transnational work in the field of product law and advertising.
Professional ethics involves an area that all lawyers must be familiar with regardless of their field of practice. The Professional Ethics Committee seeks to promote the high standards of professional conduct and ethics on a global basis.
The Public Law Committee provides a worldwide forum where all topics of public law are discussed and ideas are exchanged and developed.
The Real Estate Committee is the only truly international forum for lawyers interested in real estate law.
The main goal of the Securities Law Committee is to bring together securities lawyers from a broad range of countries to follow, discuss and shape public policy in a world of rapidly globalising capital markets.
Formed in 2005 primarily to represent the interests of senior lawyers, regardless of their status within the IBA, this Committee is now attracting much interest from younger members of the IBA keen to participate in a forum where they can meet and learn from the experience of senior lawyers, otherwise than in the context of specialist committees of the LPD and purely social events.
The Space Law Committee provides a forum for outer space lawyers to address the increasing number of practical legal issues arising in commercial and regulatory activities in this specialised area of domestic and international law.
The Taxes Committee offers its members access to the highest quality technical, practical and professional tax expertise to assist in understanding and finding solutions to international tax issues and concerns.
The Technology Committee of the International Bar Association brings together lawyers practising aspects of the law particularly relevant to modern technologies.
The IBA’s War Crimes Committee is the only IBA committee of its kind focused specifically on international criminal law. The committee works alongside the IBA Human Rights Institute to promote justice around the world and uphold the principle of accountability.
The goal of the Water Law Committee is to examine: Quantity and quality rights in international rivers, National water allocation systems, National water quality protection systems, Water resource related aspects of natural resource development, Hydroelectric , Water transfers, Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms, Institutional issues in water resources development and distribution.
The Women Lawyers' Interest Group of the International Bar Association offers a forum for women members from Australia to Zambia to discuss topics of global significance to women practitioners.
The aim of this working committee is to oversee IBA contacts with the UN and other world organisations, ensuring that the relevant IBA committees are fully informed and their inputs coordinated.
The Young Lawyers’ Committee was founded with a clear focus on young colleagues and their specific aims and interests; encouraging them to become further involved in the IBA.
The Student Committee was founded as a platform for students to access the wealth of information and experience available through the IBA and its committees.
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Global Insight: The IBA's flagship magazine
Judge Thomas Buergenthal
Dr Mohamed ElBaradei
The Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition IBA Breakfast
The Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition Final Gala and Announcement of Awards
The Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition Opening Ceremony
Terrorism and International Law
Hague ICC Roundtable
International Bar Association Student Committee & Bahamas Law Students' Association drinks reception.
Speakers: Mr Peter Lodder QC, introduced by his Excellency High Commissioner Paul H. Farquharson QPM