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Global Insight

Magazine February / March 2019


Brexit: an uncertain future

Democracy in crisis

The legal profession in the MeToo era

Bill Browder

IBA News and Initiatives

London premier screening

‘The Long Haul’ – a film inspired by Sir Nigel Rodley, who dedicated his working life to human rights.

New IBA President

Brazil’s Horacio Bernardes Neto announced as the new President of the IBA.

New Vice-President

Canada’s James Klotz is the IBA’s new Vice-President. He is also Chair of the IBA Task Force on…

New IBA Secretary-General

Spain’s Almudena Arpón de Mendívil takes up IBA Secretary-General role after October electio...


The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute works with the global legal community to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession.

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...

Ariel Dulitzky discusses new study on enforced and involuntary disappearances - interview

Former Chair-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearancesin(2013-2015), talks...

Open letter to Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

IBAHRI and Anti-Torture Initiative call for Turkey to quash Dr Sebnem Korur Fincanci’s prison sentence.

IBAHRI condemns violent crackdown in Zimbabwe

Amid reports of excessive violence resulting in the deaths of 12 people, the arrests of more than 700 people


The International Bar Association’s Legal Policy & Research Unit undertakes research, develops, and implements innovative strategies and initiatives that are relevant to current contemporary global issues.

Harassment in the legal profession global survey

Bullying and harassment survey now closed Please check back for details on launch of results and ultimate report

Cybersecurity guidelines

Cybersecurity guidelines for law firms of all sizes available here.


Following the launch at The Guardian, 7 June, ‘Whistleblower Protections: A Guide’ and video of launch discussion available here

Business and human rights

Practical guides and online training tools for corporate lawyers.