Events and Campaigns
The Role of the UPR in advancing human rights in the administration of justice
Thursday 17 March 2016, 1600h-1800h. The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations invite you to the launch of the IBAHRI report, 'The Role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing human rights in the administration of justice'. Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
Human Rights: Can we go it alone?
Human Rights: Can we go it alone? Thursday 10 September - Following the General Election, a national debate has arisen in the UK regarding the suitability of the Human Rights Act and the country's relationship with the European Court of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. For our 20th Anniversary Speaker Session, the IBAHRI delved deeper into this debate by asking whether regional mechanisms are an essential part of human rights protection, or can countries 'go it alone'?
Roundtable discussion - Witnesses under threat? 15 July 2013
On 15 July 2013, the IBA ICC Programme hosted Witnesses under threat? a roundtable discussion on the ICC’s efforts and challenges in managing and protecting witnesses. The event, held at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, marked the launch of the Programme’s latest report, Witnesses before the International Criminal Court, which encourages reflection on the Court’s reliance on witnesses, assesses its challenges and accomplishments in supporting, protecting and managing witnesses, and provides recommen
Rountable discussion - Raising the Bar: Assessing the relationship between lawyers and the ICC after ten years, November 2012
On 20 November 2012, the IBA ICC Programme held a panel discussion to launch its report Counsel Matters at the ICC: The role of lawyers in establishing international criminal courts and safeguarding their legacy, during the 1th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) Meeting, in The Hague.
Roundtable discussion - Great Expectations: exploring individual and mutual responsibilities of states and the ICC, Nov 2010
The IBA hosted an experts’ roundtable discussion entitled ‘Great Expectations: exploring individual and mutual responsibilities of states and the International Criminal Court’ on 30 November, 2010, at the Peace Palace, The Hague. The panel – comprising ICC Second Vice-President Hans-Peter Kaul, Ambassador of Ireland and ASP Facilitator on Cooperation Mary Whelan, University of Amsterdam Professor Göran Sluiter and ICC International Cooperation Adviser from the Office of the Prosecutor Olivia Swaak-Goldman
Calling African Female Lawyers - IBA/ICC campaign
On 12 May 2010, the IBA and the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched a campaign to encourage qualified African women lawyers to apply for admission to the ICC List of Counsel and Lists of Assistants to Counsel. The campaign was launched during a press conference held at the ICC in The Hague.
Reflections on the 2010 Review Conference: legacy, impact and sustainability of the Rome Statute System, January 2010
On 19 January 2010 the IBA ICC Programme organised a roundtable discussion on ‘Reflections on the 2010 Review Conference: legacy, impact, and sustainability of the Rome Statute System’. The event featured: Judge Philippe Kirsch, Ambassador Jorge Lomonaco, Ambassador Stephen Rapp and Professor William Schabas. Prior to the Roundtable Discussion, The IBA was able to secure exclusive interviews with the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, Stephen Rapp and the former ICC President.
Rountable discussion - Making the ICC a global reality through cooperation: perspectives, challenges & strategies, November 2008
On 12 November 2008, the IBA Roundtable Discussion on ‘Making the ICC a global reality through cooperation: perspectives, challenges and strategies’.
Roundtable discussion - Right to Defence & Equality of Arms before the International Criminal Court, November 2007
The IBA roundtable discussion of November 2007 represented the first opportunity issues on the role of the defence and defence counsel before the ICC were publicly discussed.