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Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in the USA.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Guantanamo Bay, 2009 Guantanamo Bay, 2009

During 2008 the IBAHRI conducted indepth research into issues surrounding detention and interrogation in Guantanamo Bay during the USA’s ‘war on terror’, releasing papers on legal status of detainees, detention and trial, extraordinary renditions, future of guatanamo bar and case studies from United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Kenya, Morocco and Indonesia.

Thursday, 23 April 2009 Monday, 17 December 2012
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IBA Concerned by US Defense Department Attack on Law Firms Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees  IBA Concerned by US Defense Department Attack on Law Firms Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees

IBA Concerned by US Defense Department Attack on Law Firms Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Monday, 15 January 2007 Tuesday, 18 December 2012
United States, Amicus Curiae, Hamdan v Rumsfeld, 2006 United States, Amicus Curiae, Hamdan v Rumsfeld, 2006

An Amicus Brief was submitted to the US Supreme Court in January 2006 in partnership with the New York City Bar in Hamdan v Rumsfeld.

Sunday, 1 January 2006 Wednesday, 2 April 2014
G8 summit: ‘proper tax justice’ or ‘hot air’? G8 summit: ‘proper tax justice’ or ‘hot air’?

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has gained a reputation for tough talk on corporate tax avoidance over the last 12 months. Earlier this year, for example, he said it was time for multinational companies to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ over tax reform and change the way they do business.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Cyber surveillance: whistleblower Snowden’s defence underway Cyber surveillance: whistleblower Snowden’s defence underway

Despite attempts by authorities to bring the National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden to the United States to face criminal charges, at time of going to press, his whereabouts was unknown.

Friday, 28 June 2013 Monday, 1 July 2013
Drone strikes: US must explain legal interpretations and respond to allegations of civilian harm, says UN Inquiry advisor Drone strikes: US must explain legal interpretations and respond to allegations of civilian harm, says UN Inquiry advisor

Controversy continues to surround the ongoing use of drone strikes. Serious concerns focus on the lack of clarity on rules of engagement that ought to govern this proliferating form of warfare. What accountability attaches to the architects of drone warfare in international law and which laws apply to ‘targeted’ killings by drones? This is the focus of the inquiry led by UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of remote killing in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency initiatives.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 Friday, 19 July 2013
The DOJ’s holding pattern: antitrust and US Airways The DOJ’s holding pattern: antitrust and US Airways

The decision in mid-August by the US Department of Justice to bring a lawsuit against the proposed $11bn merger between US Airways and AMR Corp, the parent corporation of American Airlines, appears to fit neatly into a widely accepted narrative of antitrust under President Obama.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 Monday, 9 September 2013
US surveillance requires greater transparency, says former NSA legal chief US surveillance requires greater transparency, says former NSA legal chief

Controversial electronic surveillance programmes operated by the US National Security Agency (NSA), exposed in June by whistleblower Edward Snowden, require far greater transparency and accountability, according to a former NSA legal chief.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 Thursday, 24 October 2013
Judicial election by popular vote may violate international principles on independence of judiciary Judicial election by popular vote may violate international principles on independence of judiciary

News release: 19 December 2013 - In a new report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) warns that judicial elections by popular vote may become politicised and the principles of judicial independence violated. Furthermore, the report finds that the judicial retention elections in the United States’ state of Iowa, in 2010...

Thursday, 19 December 2013 Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Asia-Pacific: dispute between Japan and China remains in the balance Asia-Pacific: dispute between Japan and China remains in the balance

When US President Barack Obama touched down in Tokyo in April, one of his principal challenges was reassuring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Washington will uphold its binding commitments to defend Japan. Specifically, Obama emphasized that ‘The Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands.’

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 Tuesday, 6 May 2014
BNP Paribas sanctions case highlights US power over international deals  BNP Paribas sanctions case highlights US power over international deals

At the start of July 2014, France’s largest bank BNP Paribas agreed to pay $9bn to settle with US prosecutors over accusations of sanctions violations. The bank also agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges of violating United States sanctions against trade with Cuba, Iran and Sudan between 2005 and 2012. It pledged to dismiss and not re-employ 13 individuals associated with these violations and accepted that, from the beginning of 2015, it would not be able to clear certain transactions in US dollar

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 Friday, 20 February 2015
Internet surveillance: Twitter challenges US government over right to disclose information requests Internet surveillance: Twitter challenges US government over right to disclose information requests

US-based microblogging platform Twitter has decided to sue the US government. The company says the Department of Justice (DoJ) is only allowing it to release limited information about the government’s national security requests for information about its users, which it says violates its First Amendment rights.

Thursday, 27 November 2014 Thursday, 27 November 2014
Data privacy: ECJ rules Safe Harbour agreement for US-EU data sharing invalid Data privacy: ECJ rules Safe Harbour agreement for US-EU data sharing invalid

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found the US Safe Harbour scheme to be invalid. ‘We are all safer as a result,’ Edward Snowden tweeted following the ruling. His revelations in 2013 disclosing mass surveillance by US security agencies began the unravelling of the scheme.

Monday, 26 October 2015 Monday, 2 November 2015
Open letter calls on President-Elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States Open letter calls on President-Elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States

News release: Saturday 10 December 2016. To mark Human Rights Day 2016, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute has penned an open letter to the President-Elect of the United States Donald Trump, calling on him to reassert the US as a leading model for championing individual liberty and human rights.

Saturday, 10 December 2016 Friday, 9 December 2016
IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration

News release: Thursday 12 January 2017. Ahead of the forthcoming inauguration of the new President of the United States of America, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is republishing an open letter first sent to President-Elect Donald Trump in December 2016 in which he is called upon to prioritise human rights in the US.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 Friday, 20 January 2017
American presidency: Trump brings seven years of TPP negotiations to an abrupt halt American presidency: Trump brings seven years of TPP negotiations to an abrupt halt

It was one of his first executive acts in office. Exactly as he foretold, a few days after his election victory, President Trump signed an order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) bringing seven years of negotiation to an abrupt halt. Trump’s reasons were that the mega-regional trade agreement between twelve countries (including long sought-after trading partner Japan) was ‘harmful’ to American trade and American jobs: ‘a potential disaster for the country’.

Thursday, 2 March 2017 Monday, 6 March 2017