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Freedom of expression: UK libel regime failing abuse victims Freedom of expression: UK libel regime failing abuse victims

A dispute before the Supreme Court of England and Wales has prompted calls to grant abuse victims legal aid to help address the glaring ‘inequality of arms’ perpetuated by the UK’s libel system.

Friday, 15 February 2019 Friday, 15 February 2019
Analysis of overcrowded and under-examined areas Analysis of overcrowded and under-examined areas

This report is based on a four-week mapping exercise of the work of more than 20 organisations and initiatives involved in supporting, in diverse ways, national trials for international crimes. Organisations were asked to provide an overview of their relevant work, and the challenges they routinely encountered.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Wednesday, 13 February 2019
IBAHRI condemns persecution of human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir in Turkey IBAHRI condemns persecution of human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir in Turkey

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the repeated arrests and longstanding criminal proceedings, as well as the recent disciplinary procedures initiated by the Istanbul Bar Association, against human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir. Further, the IBAHRI calls on the authorities of the Republic of Turkey to adhere to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals and the rule of law.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Editorial - February/March 2019 Editorial - February/March 2019

IBA Global Insight February/Marchy 2019. It’s become traditional for the edition of Global Insight that follows the IBA’s Annual Conference to publish an extensive selection of highlights from the event. So, as well as the vibrant photo-spreads from this year’s event in Rome, we include edited excerpts of keynote speeches and various in-depth and exclusive interviews conducted with leading authorities on some of the major issues dominating the international agenda.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Bringing the Paris Agreement to life Bringing the Paris Agreement to life

The latest UN climate change talks in Katowice – Europe’s ‘capital of coal’ – sought to finalise the rulebook for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement. But, while the December talks made a breakthrough on transparency and reporting on action to tackle global warming, measures to engage markets and business proved a stumbling block.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The SDGs: investing in the future The SDGs: investing in the future

Business and investors need to play a huge role in financing
the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals over the next decade
but, three years into the journey, progress is proving slow.
Global Insight explores the challenges facing companies and legal practitioners in closing the gap between ambition and action.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The pardon: politics or mercy? The pardon: politics or mercy?

The pardon exists in many countries around the world, regardless of political systems or religious ideologies. However, its use has the power to ignite controversy, not least because some view it as an outdated, archaic power.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Tuesday, 12 February 2019
President Trump’s lasting legacy President Trump’s lasting legacy

The Trump administration has transformed the federal courts with unprecedented speed, largely by ignoring widely accepted norms for judicial appointments. The question now is what the response should be, in order to protect the rule of law.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Tuesday, 12 February 2019
China’s design  for human rights China’s design for human rights

President Xi’s China is now a major player at the United Nations, supporting peacekeeping operations and emphasising global cooperation to protect human rights. But there are fears that China’s more active role could erode multilateral intervention and even lead to the demise of international human rights laws.

Monday, 11 February 2019 Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The dark side of NDAs The dark side of NDAs

The Harvey Weinstein scandal sparked #MeToo and #TimesUp, simultaneously putting previously obscure non-disclosure agreements centre stage. Global Insight examines gagging orders and the role of lawyers and regulators in perpetuating a culture of sexual harassment.

Monday, 11 February 2019 Thursday, 14 February 2019
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