The IBA Council

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Summary of Last Meeting

At the Belfast Council meeting on 27 May 2017

  • The following bar was admitted as a full member: 
    Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empressa Colegio de Abogados, AC (ANADE)
  • The following bar was admitted as a Sustaining Member:
    Odessa Regional Bar Association
  • The IBA Council passed the following documents:
    Guidelines for International Regulatory Information Exchange
  • The IBA Council awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Council and Association to:
    There were no Honorary Life Memberships awarded at this Council meeting.
  • The IBA Council awarded the IBA Lifetime Achievement Award to:
    Francis Neate

What is the IBA Council?

The IBA Council is the governing body of the International Bar Association. It elects the IBA President, Vice President and Secretary-General; proposes, debates and passes resolutions; and receives reports from all IBA Divisions. When the IBA speaks, it does so as a truly international organisation which has given a fair hearing to all points of view from members representing small or developing bars countries as well as the larger ones so all organisations can find a voice on an international stage.

The council’s membership comprises up to two representatives (IBA Councillors) of each Member Organisation, the present and immediate past IBA Officers, the three senior Officers of each Division and their immediate past Chairs, Deputy Secretary Generals (DSGs), Chairs of all the IBA Standing Committees, Honorary life members and Honorary life Presidents. At the Council meeting each national/regional law society or bar association has the opportunity to discuss issues and problems facing its own organisation’s members.

The Council meets twice each year, once during the IBA mid-year meetings (usually in May), and again during the IBA Annual Conference in September/ October of each year.

Although it is the governing body of the IBA, the Council delegates the day-to-day running of the Association to a Management Board comprising four IBA Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary-General and Treasurer) and Division representatives, including the BIC Chair, BIC Senior Vice Chair and the BIC Immediate Past Chair. The Management Board meets three times a year and is concerned with matters of administration and management. Matters of policy are raised for the attention of the Council.

The role of the councillors – The IBA councillors are the key liaison between the IBA and their bar association/ law society. Up to two councillors must be appointed by the President of the Bar Association. Generally we encourage the councillors to be of a senior status within their own organisation and it is worth bearing in mind the level of time and commitment the role can involve.

Who is the IBA Council

IBA Officers

Name Position
Martin Šolc President
Horacio Bernardes Neto Vice President
James M Klotz Secretary General

Honorary Life Members of Council and Association

Name
Akira Kawamura
Alejandro Ogarrio
Andrew H Primrose
Bernard L Greer Jr
Blaise Pasztory
Charles H Lawton
David Moroney
Dianna P Kempe
Emilio Cardenas
Fernando Pelaez-Pier
Francis W Neate
Giuseppe Bisconti
J Ross Harper
J William Rowley QC
Jacques Buhart
Jan A van de Ven
John H Morrison
John R Salter
Justice Richard J Goldstone
Keith Baker
Klaus Böhlhoff
Lalit Bhasin
Madeleine May
Michael J Reynolds
Paul Hoddinott
Philip F Zeidman
R K P Shankardass
Robert E Trevisani
Sam Okudzeto
Sena Anthony
Steven B Pfeiffer
Thomas Forbes
Willem J L Calkoen
Wolf-Rainer Bentzien

Immediate Past Officers of the Council

Name
Almudena Arpon de Mendivil
David W Rivkin
Margery Nicoll
Stephen Macliver

Deputy Secretary Generals

Name
Alexander Schwarz
Ameera Ashraf
Brenda Pritchard
Carlos Dominguez
Caroline Berube
David Gutierrez
Hansel T Pham
Lamia R Matta
Nasser Ali Khasawneh
Nene Amegatcher

Standing Committee Chairs

Name
David W Rivkin
Julia Onslow-Cole
Michael P Clancy
Michael Kutschera
Simon Walker
Timothy E Powers

Member Organisations

Name Position
Ruhullah Qarizada President / Chairperson
Guillermo Lipera President / Chairperson
Maximo Bomchil IBA Council Member
Alberto Navarro President / Chairperson
Fiona McLeod President / Chairperson
Jonathan Smithers IBA Council Member
Wil Alstergren President / Chairperson
Noel Hutley SC IBA Council Member
Belinda Wilson President / Chairperson
Sue Kee IBA Council Member
Anthony Rossi President / Chairperson
Tim Mellor IBA Council Member
Ian Robertson President / Chairperson
Meredith Dickson IBA Council Member
Christopher Hughes President / Chairperson
Pauline Wright President / Chairperson
Jennifer Batreliney President / Chairperson
Matthew John Collins IBA Council Member
Rupert Wolff President / Chairperson
Michael Kutschera IBA Council Member
Michael Enzinger President / Chairperson
Michael Kutschera IBA Council Member
Kahlil Parker President / Chairperson
Juanita Lewis-Johnson IBA Council Member
Shah Khasruzzaman President / Chairperson
Liesel Weekes President / Chairperson
Jan Meerts President / Chairperson
Herman Buyssens IBA Council Member
Dominique Matthys President / Chairperson
Alex Tallon IBA Council Member
Pierre Sculier President / Chairperson
Georges-Albert Dal IBA Council Member
Patrick A Dillen President / Chairperson
Mr Peter Callens IBA Council Member
Pricilla Banner President / Chairperson
Richard Horseman President / Chairperson
Karen Williams-Smith IBA Council Member
Branislav Rakic President / Chairperson
Stevan Dimitrijevic IBA Council Member
   
Carlos Jose Santos da Silva President / Chairperson
Moira Huggard-Caine IBA Council Member
Claudio Lamachia President / Chairperson
Marcus Vinicius Furtado Coelho IBA Council Member
Ralitsa Negentsova President / Chairperson
George Dimitrov IBA Council Member
Suon Visal President / Chairperson
Saing Vannak IBA Council Member
Kerry Simmons President / Chairperson
Joan Bercovitch IBA Council Member
Maurice Piette President / Chairperson
Jonathan Herman IBA Council Member
Herman Van Ommen President / Chairperson
   
Alasdair Robertson President / Chairperson
Antonia Hardy IBA Council Member
Arturo Alessandri President / Chairperson
Jungfeng Wang President / Chairperson
Zhiqiang Li IBA Council Member
Santiago Gutierrez President / Chairperson
Diego Muñoz-Tamayo IBA Council Member
Mr Froylan Alvarado Zelada President / Chairperson
Mr David Gutierrez IBA Council Member
Robert Trauas President / Chairperson
Marijan Hanzekovic IBA Council Member
Theodoros Ioannides President / Chairperson
Andreas Michaelides IBA Council Member
Martin Vychopen President / Chairperson
Dagmar Dubecka IBA Council Member
Peter Fogh President / Chairperson
Randi Bach Poulsen IBA Council Member
Lotte Eskesen President / Chairperson
Paul Mollerup IBA Council Member
Andrew Landon QC President / Chairperson
Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC IBA Council Member
Joe Egan President / Chairperson
Robert Heslett IBA Council Member
Edward Sparrow President / Chairperson
David Hobart IBA Council Member
Elin Dukes President / Chairperson
Hannes Vallikivi President / Chairperson
Jaanus Tehver IBA Council Member
Tewodros Meheret President / Chairperson
Gebreamlak Gebregiorgis IBA Council Member
Laurel Vaurasi President / Chairperson
Aminiasi Vulaono IBA Council Member
Jarkko Ruohola President / Chairperson
Hanna Raiha-Mantyharju IBA Council Member
Pascal Eydoux President / Chairperson
Philippe-Henri Dutheil IBA Council Member
Frederic Sicard President / Chairperson
Dominique Attias IBA Council Member
   
   
   
Zaza Khatiashvili President / Chairperson
Inga Nebieridze IBA Council Member
Ulrich Schellenberg President / Chairperson
Claudia Seibel IBA Council Member
Ekkehart Schäfer President / Chairperson
Hans-Michael Giesen IBA Council Member
Benson Nutsukpui President / Chairperson
Tony Forson IBA Council Member
   
   
Paul Lam SC President / Chairperson
Jacqueline Leong QC IBA Council Member
Thomas So President / Chairperson
Melissa Pang IBA Council Member
Làszlò Reti President / Chairperson
Peter Szabo IBA Council Member
János Bánáti President / Chairperson
Peter Koves IBA Council Member
   
Lalit Bhasin President / Chairperson
Prashant Kumar IBA Council Member
   
   
Fauzie Yusuf Hasibuan President / Chairperson
Ricardo Simanjuntak IBA Council Member
Amir Hosseinabadi President / Chairperson
Alireza Azarbaiejany IBA Council Member
Mr Bahman Keshavarz President / Chairperson
Mr Hassan Sarram President / Chairperson
Dr Mahmoud Jalali Karveh IBA Council Member
Mohammad Hadi Safari President / Chairperson
Seyyed Ali Bagheri Tabar IBA Council Member
   
Baktiar H Alkad President / Chairperson
Parez Najmuldeen Kareem IBA Council Member
Stuart Gilhooly President / Chairperson
John D Shaw IBA Council Member
David Barniville President / Chairperson
Paul McGarry SC IBA Council Member
Efi Nave President / Chairperson
Mauro Vaglio President / Chairperson
Claudio Visco IBA Council Member
Remo Danovi President / Chairperson
Mauro Rubino-Sammartano IBA Council Member
   
Jacqueline Cummings President / Chairperson
Kazuhiro Nakamoto President / Chairperson
Isomi Suzuki IBA Council Member
Seishi Kanetsuki President / Chairperson
Masatsugu Suzuki IBA Council Member
Takashi Ito President / Chairperson
Shinji Kusakabe IBA Council Member
Reiko Fuchigami President / Chairperson
Kimitoshi Yabuki IBA Council Member
   
   
Isaac E N Okero President / Chairperson
Faith W Waigwa IBA Council Member
   
   
Guna Kaminska President / Chairperson
Ivars Grunte IBA Council Member
Shale Shale President / Chairperson
Tumisang Mosotho IBA Council Member
Stefan Ritter President / Chairperson
Robert Schneider IBA Council Member
Ignas Vegele President / Chairperson
Jonas Saladzius IBA Council Membe
Francois Prum President / Chairperson
Guy Harles IBA Council Member
Khumboe Bonzoe Soko President / Chairperson
Davis Banda IBA Council Member
George Varughese President / Chairperson
Brenndon Soh President / Chairperson
Roger Fong IBA Council Member
George Myzlar President / Chairperson
Stefan Camilleri IBA Council Member
Jacques Tsang Mang President / Chairperson
Tawheen Choomka IBA Council Member
Jose Mario de la Garza President / Chairperson
Claus von Wobeser IBA Council Member
Rocio Lopez President / Chairperson
Modesta Zaldivar Gonzalez IBA Council Member
Gunbileg Boldbaatar President / Chairperson
Baayar Budragchaa IBA Council Member
Ganbaatar Banzragch President / Chairperson
Batzorigt Jugdernamjil IBA Council Member
Flavio Menete President / Chairperson
Orquidea Massarong IBA Council Member
Esi Schimming-Chase President / Chairperson
Andrew W Corbett IBA Council Member
Ramon Maasdrop President / Chairperson
Anne-Doris Hans-Kaumbi IBA Council Member
Sher Bahadur President / Chairperson
Khamma Bahadur Khati IBA Council Member
Komal Prakash Ghimire President / Chairperson
Sudheer Shrestha IBA Council Member
Bart Van Tongeren President / Chairperson
Raffi Van Den Berg IBA Council Member
P N van Regteren Altena President / Chairperson
Clive Lincoln Elliott President / Chairperson
David O'Neill IBA Council Member
Kathryn Beck President / Chairperson
Bronwyn Jones IBA Council Member
Abu'bakar Balaruabe Mahmoud SAN President / Chairperson
Sir John Walsh of Brannagh President / Chairperson
Jason Kiselis IBA Council Member
Ian Huddleston President / Chairperson
Norville Connolly IBA Council Member
Liam McCollum President / Chairperson
Mark Mullholland IBA Council Member
Jes Johan Hjort President / Chairperson
Berit Reiss-Andersen IBA Council Member
Curt A Lier President / Chairperson
   
   
Ruben Antonio Galeano Duarte President / Chairperson
Nestor Loizaga IBA Council Member
Jorge Velarde President / Chairperson
Jose Antonio Olaechea IBA Council Member
   
Maciej Bobrowicz President / Chairperson
Szymon Kubiak IBA Council Member
Jacek Trela President / Chairperson
Tomasz Wardynski IBA Council Member
   
   
Gheorghe Florea President / Chairperson
Ion Turculeanu IBA Council Member
   
Yury Plipenko President / Chairperson
Vassily Rudomino IBA Council Member
Georgy A Voskresensky President / Chairperson
Dmitry Kravchenko IBA Council Member
   
Julien Kavarvganga President / Chairperson
Rwabigwi Augustin IBA Council Member
   
Gordon Jackson President / Chairperson
Angela Grahame IBA Council Member
Graham Matthews President / Chairperson
Lorna Jack IBA Council Member
Ron Mackenna President / Chairperson
Andrew Stevenson IBA Council Member
Dragoljub Djordjevic President / Chairperson
Dejan Nikolic IBA Council Member
Rhoda Sufian-Kargbo President / Chairperson
Maurice Garber Esq IBA Council Member
Gregory Vijayendran President / Chairperson
Kuah Boon Theng IBA Council Member
   
Tomas Borec President / Chairperson
Katarina Cechova IBA Council Member
Roman Završek President / Chairperson
Pavle Pensa IBA Council Member
   
Vuyani Ngalwana President / Chairperson
Craig Watt-Pringle IBA Council Member
Walid Brown President / Chairperson
Tshepo Shabangu IBA Council Member
Mbulelo Jolwana President / Chairperson
Umesh Jivan President / Chairperson
L Sigogo President / Chairperson
M J S Grobler IBA Council Member
Hyun Kim President / Chairperson
Sungman Kim IBA Council Member
Victoria Ortega Benito President / Chairperson
Joan Miquel Font Servera IBA Council Member
Sonia Gumpert President / Chairperson
Alejandro Alonso Dregi IBA Council Member
Josep Oriol Rusca President / Chairperson
Jani Trias IBA Council Member
   
Rafael Bonmati President / Chairperson
Magdalena Mata IBA Council Member
Geoffrey Alagaratnam President / Chairperson
Amal Randeniya IBA Council Member
Mohamed Abdallah Aldouma President / Chairperson
Elasdig Ali Hassan Elbesri IBA Council Member
Bengt Ivarsson President / Chairperson
Anne Ramberg IBA Council Member
Sergio Giacomini President / Chairperson
Urs Haegi IBA Council Member
Lionel Halperin President / Chairperson
Olga Larionova IBA Council Member
Marc Nater President / Chairperson
Daniel Maritz IBA Council Member
Tundu Lissu President / Chairperson
Godwin Simba Ngwilimi IBA Council Member
Richard Mugisha President / Chairperson
Mussa Kombo IBA Council Member
   
Veerpol Tangsuwan President / Chairperson
Cheep Jullamon IBA Council Member
   
   
   
Metin Feyzioglu President / Chairperson
Uemit Herguener IBA Council Member
Mehmet Durakoglu President / Chairperson
Metin Uracin IBA Council Member
Francis Gimara President / Chairperson
Alice Namuli IBA Council Member
   
Andriy Stelmashchuk President / Chairperson
Vladimir Sayenko IBA Council Member
Valentyn Gvozdiy President / Chairperson
Ivan Grechkivsky IBA Council Member
Yosyp Bronz President / Chairperson
Andriy Kostin IBA Council Member
Hilarie Bass President / Chairperson
Carolyn Lamm IBA Council Member
   
   
Steven M Richman President / Chairperson
Roberty Hille IBA Council Member
Neil Quartaro President / Chairperson
Nancy Thevenin IBA Council Member
William K Weisenberg President / Chairperson
Harvey Jay Cohen IBA Council Member
   
Lara Phillip President / Chairperson
Bruce Thelen IBA Council Member
John Kiernan President / Chairperson
Bettina Plevan IBA Council Member
Thinh Do Ngoc President / Chairperson
Chien Nguyen Van IBA Council Member
Linda Chishimba Kasonde President / Chairperson
Eddie Kalela Mwitwa IBA Council Member
Mischeck Hogwe President / Chairperson
Thandaza Masiye-Moyo IBA Council Member

 

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