International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute

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

High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom

The IBAHRI has been appointed as the Secretariat to the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, an independent body that was convened at the request of the UK and Canadian governments. The High Level Panel comprises a diverse group of leading lawyers from around the world. The Chair is Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury and his Deputy Chairs are Can Yeginsu and Catherine Amirfar.

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IBAHRI Activities

Human Rights in the Administration of Justice

Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly

Independence and Support for the Legal Profession

Equality and Non-discrimination

International Accountability

United Nations Programme

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Media and resources

Support the IBAHRI

An independent and effective legal profession plays a fundamental role in facilitating access to justice, ensuring accountability of the state and upholding the rule of law. As a member of the IBAHRI you will be supporting lawyers and judges around the world to fight human rights abuses, impunity and injustice.

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Freedom of Expression Bulletin

The IBAHRI Freedom of Expression Bulletin provides an insight into issues relating to the freedom of expression globally, highlighting current threats and trends to this fundamental right, and monitoring cases and situations where this right is violated.

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25th anniversary of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

In a short film, the IBAHRI reflects on the nascent hope and promise towards the end of the 20th century and the start of the new millennium for a more just world. It then looks at the reality of today and the swift diminishing of that hope, brought about by reduced freedoms across the globe and a creeping resurgence of authoritarianism.

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Legal Internship Programme

Intern positions are available for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and newly qualified lawyers.

How to apply