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Global Insight

Magazine December / January 2019


Brexit: an uncertain future

Democracy in crisis

The legal profession in the MeToo era

Bill Browder

IBA News and Initiatives

International Labour Standards

This joint IBA and International Organization of Employers report provides guidance to businesses on the ILO's International Labour Standards

Access to justice in hybrid tribunals

This report, launched on 5 December at a high-level side event to the 17th Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), focuses on the important role of defence and victims’ counsel in ensuring fair trials and access to justice for victims at hybrid tribunals and specialised chambers.

Rule of Law - short videos

'Look after the Rule of Law, and it will look after you.' A video series showing the importance of the rule of law

Cybersecurity guidelines

The IBA has launched cybersecurity guidelines for law firms to protect themselves from breaches of data security


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.

Helena Kennedy QC appointed Director of IBAHRI

Baroness Kennedy QC will assume the post in January 2019.

New video on combatting atrocity crimes

Hon Justice Michael Kirby, Catherine Marchi-Uhel and others discuss role of civil society organisations in combating impunity for atrocity crimes.

Seminar - Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2019

IBAHRI and the Law Society will hold a seminar focusing on the situation in Turkey to mark this yearly event

Forensic questions for torture investigations in Brazil

Following two years of trainings and discussions, IBAHRI, ATI and SIRA issue expert note on standard forensic questions for torture investigations in Brazil


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

New cybersecurity guidelines for law firms of all sizes launched 10 October, 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.