IBA Annual Conference Vienna 2015

The Annual Conference brings together thousands of international legal professionals through a wide variety of working sessions and social events.

Featured video

José Manuel Barroso, immediate Past President of the European Commission, delivered the keynote address at the conference’s opening ceremony, attended by thousands of delegates and the world's media.

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From the Opening Ceremony

David W Rivkin
IBA President

David W Rivkin addresses delegates.

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Conference film

All showcase sessions are now available to watch on the site
'A conversation with...': interview sessions with Jose Maria Aznar, Fatou Bensouda (pictured) and Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Interviews with key speakers and delegates incuding Kofi Annan

Business and human rights part 1

Kofi Annan and John Ruggie discuss the role of lawyers in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Business and human rights part 2

Panellists’ perspectives on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in practice.

Combating judicial corruption

What causes judicial corruption and how can it be tackled? Plus a look at programmes like the IBA’s Judicial Integrity Initiative.

UN Security Council and human rights

How does the UN Security Council fulfil its obligations under the UN Charter? Are members acting in an appropriate manner?

Blurred lines – what it means to be a lawyer in the 21st century

Examining the balance between society's demands and maintaining professional standards.

No independent courts without independent lawyers

How practising lawyers and cooperation between lawyers' bodies can underpin the independence of the judiciary.

Showcase sessions

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IBA Annual Conference Washington 2016

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In September 2016, the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference will be held in the diverse and beautiful capital of the USA, Washington DC. Home to an impressive list of monuments, museums and attractions, Washington is most famous as home to all three pillars of the US government – the President, Congress and the Supreme Court, as well as the Pentagon, State Department, World Bank and embassies from most corners of the globe.

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Conference Headquarters

Austria Center Vienna
Internationales Amtssitz- und Konferenzzentrum Wien, AG
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Wien