Notes to the Editor
- The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), established in 1995 under Founding Honorary President Nelson Mandela, is an autonomous and financially independent entity, working to promote, protect and enforce human rights under a just rule of law, and to preserve the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession worldwide.
- Reprieve is a charitable organization that provides free legal and investigative support to individuals who have been subjected to state-sponsored human rights abuses. Our clients belong to some of the most vulnerable populations in the world, as it is in their cases that human rights are most swiftly jettisoned, and the rule of law is cast aside. In particular, we protect the rights of those facing the death penalty and deliver justice to victims of arbitrary detention, torture, and extrajudicial execution.
- Related material:
- Download a PDF of the background paper to the IBAHRI Resolution on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
- IBAHRI statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty
- IBAHRI welcomes the abolition of the death penalty in Colorado
- IBAHRI calls on Malawi’s president to address persecution of Constitutional Court judges