IBA Annual Conference, Dubai, 2011 - opening ceremony speeches

Speeches from the opening ceremony of the IBA Annual Conference 2011 in Dubai

   
 

Dr Mohamed ElBaradei,
keynote speaker

 

Michael Reynolds,
IBA Vice-President

Dr Hadef bin Jua'an Al Daheri, UAE Minister of Justice

Akira Kawamura,
IBA President

Sylvia Khatcherian,
Legal Practice Division Chair

Peter Maynard,
Public and Professional Interest Division

 

Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, keynote speaker
Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian presidential candidate, nobel laureate and former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke on the rule of law; changes in the Middle East and the challenges therein; and the role of the international community. (21:24)

 

 

Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, keynote speaker - question and answer session

Following his speech, Dr ElBaradei took part in a question and answer session with delegates. (24:30)

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Ceremony

Watch the opening ceremony introduction and the welcome address from Michael Reynolds, IBA Vice-President. (06:11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Hadef bin Jua'an Al Daheri, United Arab Emirates Minister of Justice
Dr Hadef bin Jua'an Daheri, United Arab Emirates Minister of Justice, welcomed guests to the region; discussed the importance of the conference; the UAE's justice system; and alternative dispute resolution in the UAE. (10:31)

 

 

 

 

Akira Kawamura, IBA President

Akira Kawamura, IBA President, welcomed delegates and gave thanks to those who made the conference possible. He reviewed the past year and his Presidential priorities, and discussed the forthcoming week. (11.46)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Khatcherian, Legal Practice Division Chair

Sylvia Khatcherian, Legal Practice Division (LPD) Chair, spoke about the work of the LPD, its committees and regional fora, and its planned sessions during the conference week. (7:17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Maynard, Public and Professional Interest Division Chair

Peter Maynard, Public and Professional Interest Division (PPID) Chair, discussed the work of the PPID and its sessions and events for the week. (06:46)