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Legality of armed drone strikes Legality of armed drone strikes

Since the turn of the century, the use of drones has proliferated at a rapid rate and is becoming commonplace in the arsenal of states and armed groups throughout the globe.

Considerable controversy surrounds the use of drone strikes. The US has faced ongoing criticism from human rights groups over its unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The British government also came under attack in 2015 after the targeted killing of two British citizens in Syria. Issues of transparency and accounta

Thursday, 13 July 2017 Wednesday, 9 August 2017
'Waiting to disappear' International and Regional Standards for the Protection of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism 'Waiting to disappear' International and Regional Standards for the Protection of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism

People with albinism routinely suffer violations of their human rights. Widespread ignorance and misunderstanding of the condition persists around the world, but the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly severe. The recent International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) report ‘Waiting to disappear’ International and Regional Standards for the Protection and Promotion of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism suggests that the legal protection of the rights of persons with a...

Friday, 30 June 2017 Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Latest IBAHRI  News Latest IBAHRI News

All of the latest news from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

Friday, 3 March 2017 Friday, 3 March 2017
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

In the run up to the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, the International Bar Association (IBA) has partnered with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to raise awareness about the absolute prohibition of torture, the damaging repercussions of its practice on the rule of law, and the active role that the legal profession can have in preventing its use and recurrence.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 Tuesday, 27 June 2017
IBAHRI news releases IBAHRI news releases

News releases from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 Friday, 6 January 2017
News releases 2017 News releases 2017

News releases 2017 - a list of, synopses of, and links to IBA news/press releases detailing IBA activities from 2017. Links to releases from other years can be accessed via this page

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 Tuesday, 3 January 2017
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Legal and business news from the IBA - Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Legal and business news from the IBA - Dec 2016/Jan 2017

IBA Global Insight Dec 2016/Jan 2017 - legal and business news from the IBA. President Trump heightens business and
trade uncertainty, IBA President in Argentina and Chile for high-level discussions on fighting judicial corruption, Invaluable new tool helps lawyers understand business and human rights; IBA conference calendar for 2017, Training videos for conference session chairs and speakers, Brexit, IBA and King’s College London partner on new Executive LLM degree

Friday, 9 December 2016 Thursday, 15 December 2016
IBAHRI calls on Brazilian legal profession to work towards improvement of prison conditions IBAHRI calls on Brazilian legal profession to work towards improvement of prison conditions

News Release: Friday 13 January 2017. Following recent prison riots in the states of Manaus and Roraima in Brazil, that have resulted in the deaths of around 100 people and the escape of many convicts, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), calls on the country’s legal profession to work with urgency towards improving prison conditions and creating environments where the human rights of both inmates and guards are respected, enforced and upheld.

Friday, 13 January 2017 Friday, 13 January 2017
IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration

News release: Thursday 12 January 2017. Ahead of the forthcoming inauguration of the new President of the United States of America, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is republishing an open letter first sent to President-Elect Donald Trump in December 2016 in which he is called upon to prioritise human rights in the US.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 Friday, 20 January 2017
Martin Šolc assumes presidency of the IBA and outlines key objectives of tenure Martin Šolc assumes presidency of the IBA and outlines key objectives of tenure

News release: Monday 30 January 2017. Martin Šolc is the new President of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the first person from the Czech Republic to assume the role in the Association’s 70 year history. His tenure will run for two years, from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.

Monday, 30 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
O IBAHRI exorta as profissões jurídicas no Brasil a trabalharem pela melhoria das condições prisionais O IBAHRI exorta as profissões jurídicas no Brasil a trabalharem pela melhoria das condições prisionais

COMUNICADO À IMPRENSA: sexta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2017. Diante das rebeliões ocorridas em presídios de Manaus e Roraima no Brasil, os quais resultaram na morte de cerca de 100 pessoas e na fuga de diversos presos, o Instituto de Direitos Humanos da International Bar Association (IBAHRI), exorta as profissões jurídicas do país a trabalharem com urgência pela melhoria das condições das prisões e pela criação de ambientes nos quais os direitos humanos dos presos e servidores do sistema prisional sejam respe

Friday, 13 January 2017 Friday, 13 January 2017
IBA launches global survey to investigate reasons for women lawyers leaving law firms IBA launches global survey to investigate reasons for women lawyers leaving law firms

News release: Wednesday 25 January 2017. A global investigation into the reasons why so many women lawyers leave law firms, and on occasion the legal profession entirely, has been launched by the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU). The investigation also seeks to secure information on the professional barriers experienced by women in the legal profession. Once the data has been collected and analysed, a report aimed at law firms and legal associations will be published.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Day of the Endangered Lawyer Day of the Endangered Lawyer

Today, on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the IBAHRI stands in solidarity with the international community and calls to attention the threats that many lawyers around the world continue to face when carrying out their work.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Tuesday, 24 January 2017
IBAHRI concerned by arrest of human rights lawyers in Zambia IBAHRI concerned by arrest of human rights lawyers in Zambia

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute is concerned by the recent arrest of human rights lawyer Oliver Holland in Zambia. Mr Holland, a lawyer with London-based law firm Leigh Day, was escorted to Chingola Central Police Station and detained without charge after conducting meetings with clients of a class action lawsuit in Zambia on Tuesday 10 January.

Friday, 27 January 2017 Monday, 30 January 2017
IBAHRI decries fatal shooting of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and calls for an investigation IBAHRI decries fatal shooting of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and calls for an investigation

News release: Tuesday 31 January 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the killing of prominent Muslim lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar on Sunday 29 January 2017, and has called on the country’s authorities to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into the slaying of long-time legal adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Human rights news from the IBA - February/March 2017 Human rights news from the IBA - February/March 2017

IBA Global Insight February/March 2017. Trump presidency: many ‘fear rights won over years are in jeopardy’; Legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar government shot dead in Yangon; Brazil prison riots spark call on legal profession

Thursday, 9 February 2017 Thursday, 9 February 2017
IBA calls for end to undermining of US judiciary and the rule of law by US President IBA calls for end to undermining of US judiciary and the rule of law by US President

News release: Friday 10 February 2017. The International Bar Association (IBA) calls for a halt to President Donald Trump’s undermining of the United States judiciary – and consequently the rule of law – through personal attacks on respected jurists. Following the unanimous decision of the judges of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco, not to reinstate the President’s recently issued Executive Order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior.

Friday, 10 February 2017 Friday, 10 February 2017
IBAHRI calls for due process in Cameroon military trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla IBAHRI calls for due process in Cameroon military trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News Release: Monday 13 February 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is concerned by the trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, commencing Monday 13 February 2017 in the Republic of Cameroon, West-Central Africa. As he prepares to face a military tribunal, the IBAHRI calls for the nation’s authorities to ensure that national and international obligations to legal and transparent due process are met. Barrister Agbor-Balla faces wide-ranging and serious charges...

Monday, 13 February 2017 Tuesday, 14 February 2017
IBAHRI welcomes High Court order against  South Africa’s exit from the ICC IBAHRI welcomes High Court order against South Africa’s exit from the ICC

News release: Friday 24 February 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the ruling by South Africa’s North Gauteng High Court ordering the Government to revoke its notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Friday, 24 February 2017 Thursday, 9 March 2017
Torture prevention in Mexico: Building the capacity of the legal profession Torture prevention in Mexico: Building the capacity of the legal profession

For four years the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has been working with the Mexican legal profession on capacity building for torture prevention. Visiting the states of Nuevo León, Ciudad de México, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Estado de Mexico, we brought together judges, lawyers, public defenders and prosecutors for them to gain a better understanding of their responsibility in the prevention and prosecution of torture and ill or degrading treatment.

Thursday, 9 March 2017 Thursday, 9 March 2017
Prevención de la tortura en México: Capacitando a la profesión legal Prevención de la tortura en México: Capacitando a la profesión legal

De la mano de la profesión legal mexicana, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) lleva cuatro años trabajando en el fortalecimiento de capacidades para la prevención y administración de justicia en casos de tortura y otros tratos o penas crueles, inhumanos o degradantes.

Thursday, 9 March 2017 Thursday, 9 March 2017
IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

The International Commission of Jurists, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada issued a joint Oral Statement in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Monday, 13 March 2017 Monday, 13 March 2017
Buenos Aires attracts record number to IBA mergers and acquisitions conference  Buenos Aires attracts record number to IBA mergers and acquisitions conference

News release: Wednesday 15 March 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina hosts the largest International Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Conference ever held in Latin America: 'IBA Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New Opportunities in a Changing Scenario'. The event, taking place on 15–17 March 2017, has attracted a record 700 private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, law academics, government officials and bar associations’ representatives from 30 countries.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 Wednesday, 15 March 2017
IBAHRI renews calls for due process in trial of Cameroon lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla IBAHRI renews calls for due process in trial of Cameroon lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News release: Wednesday 22 March 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) renews calls on the government of the Republic of Cameroon to ensure that the ongoing trial of Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, whose trial before a military tribunal resumes on 23 March 2017, is conducted in a civilian court without interference, and in adherence to legal and transparent due process.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017
L’IBAHRI renouvelle son appel à un procès équitable pour l’avocat camerounais  Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla  L’IBAHRI renouvelle son appel à un procès équitable pour l’avocat camerounais Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News release: Wednesday 22 March 2017. L’International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Institut des droits de l’homme de l’Association internationale du barreau, IBAHRI] a de nouveau appelé le gouvernement de la République du Cameroun à juger Maître Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla devant un tribunal civil, sans interférence, et dans le respect des normes internationales de transparence et légalité des procédures.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Violaciones, derechos humanos y contexto: herramientas propuestas para documentar e investigar Violaciones, derechos humanos y contexto: herramientas propuestas para documentar e investigar

El International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), en conjunto con la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO México), ha lanzado el documento, Violaciones, derechos humanos y contexto: herramientas propuestas para documentar e investigar.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO Mexico), have launched a manual (in Spanish) entitled, Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Law requires reshaping as AI and robotics alter employment, states new IBA report Law requires reshaping as AI and robotics alter employment, states new IBA report

News release: Tuesday 04 April 2017. The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence – is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a report published today by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Human rights news from the IBA - April/May 2017 Human rights news from the IBA - April/May 2017

IBA Global Insight April/May 2017. Trump’s new travel ban further tests image and rule of law; South African High Court rules against ICC withdrawal; American presidency: Trump draft budget proposes huge funding cut for civil legal aid

Thursday, 6 April 2017 Friday, 5 May 2017
IBAHRI Annual Review 2016 IBAHRI Annual Review 2016

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has launched its 2016 Annual Review. Human rights have come under attack in 2016, demonstrating that the work of the IBAHRI is as important as ever. Since its establishment in 1995, the IBAHRI has endeavoured to defend fundamental human rights through the promotion and protection of the independence of the legal profession, and by providing members of the global legal community the tools needed to do the same.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 Monday, 10 July 2017
Climate change – employment link requires business rethink, says new IBA GEI report Climate change – employment link requires business rethink, says new IBA GEI report

News release: Tuesday 13 June 2017. Swift and effective action is needed to create new, sustainable economic models to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on the world’s working population, states a report published today by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Tuesday, 11 July 2017
'Waiting to Disappear': launch of IBAHRI report on the human rights of persons with albinism  'Waiting to Disappear': launch of IBAHRI report on the human rights of persons with albinism

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is hosting the launch of the report: '"Waiting to disappear": International and Regional Standards for the Protection and Promotion of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism'

Thursday, 18 May 2017 Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Robert Mueller interviews with the IBA Robert Mueller interviews with the IBA

News release: Thursday 18 May 2017. Robert Mueller - recently appointed by the United States Department of Justice as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into possible links between President Trump's election campaign associates and Russian officials - spoke with the International Bar Association's Executive Director, Dr Mark Ellis, in a wide-ranging interview in September 2016.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 Thursday, 18 May 2017
IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men

News Release: Friday 19 May 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called upon the members of the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) to instigate an inquiry into claims that 100 men have been detained and tortured in a secret prison in Chechnya on account of their real or suspected sexual orientation. Three of the detainees are reported to have been killed.

Friday, 19 May 2017 Monday, 22 May 2017
New IBA Award for Best Oralist in ICC Moot Competition given to Samantha Ann Tirthdas New IBA Award for Best Oralist in ICC Moot Competition given to Samantha Ann Tirthdas

News release: Friday 02 June 2017. Samantha Ann Tirthdas, of the University of the Philippines, is the winner of the inaugural International Bar Association (IBA) Award for Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds in the ICC Moot Court Competition. Aurélie Roche-Mair, Director of the IBA's International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law (ICC & ICL) Programme, made the presentation during a ceremony in The Hague on Thursday 18 May 2017.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 Friday, 2 June 2017
New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism

News Release: Wednesday 7 June 2017. In the last decade, across 28 countries in Africa, there have been more than 600 reported cases of killings or mutilations of persons with albinism - a rare, non-contagious, congenital condition characterised by a lack of pigmentation in any or all of the hair, skin and eyes. Under international law, countries have a legal obligation to protect persons with albinism from human rights violations, attacks and discrimination. A new report by the International Bar Associ...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 Thursday, 8 June 2017
Human rights news from the IBA - June/July 2017 Human rights news from the IBA - June/July 2017

IBA Global Insight June/July 2017. Terrorism and the law: tech companies central to government response; IBA partners with UN for global anti-torture initiative; ‘Vigilant’ French law introduces duty of care for large companies

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 Thursday, 8 June 2017
New IBA GEI Code of Conduct Report details survey results of multinationals New IBA GEI Code of Conduct Report details survey results of multinationals

News release: Tuesday 11 July 2017. A new report from the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI)
details the findings of a survey aimed at understanding the prevalence, purpose, application, jurisdiction, legal effect, enforceability and efficacy of multinational companies’ codes of conduct. The Code of Conduct Report can be downloaded without charge from the IBA website here: tinyurl.com/yaxzvm3b.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 Tuesday, 11 July 2017
The Istanbul Protocol: A Conversation The Istanbul Protocol: A Conversation

The Istanbul Protocol is a set of international United Nations standards for the effective investigation and documentation of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and for the reporting of these findings to the judiciary and other investigating bodies. In these two videos, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and the Anti-Torture Initiative of the Washington College of Law present conversations with key global experts on how the Istanbul Protocol can be used...

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Thursday, 22 June 2017
El Protocolo de Estambul: Una Conversación El Protocolo de Estambul: Una Conversación

El Protocolo de Estambul es un manual de las Naciones Unidas para la investigación y documentación eficaz de la tortura y otros tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes, y para la presentación de hallazgos físicos y psicológicos frente a entes jurídicos y de investigación.
En estos dos videos, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute y el Anti-Torture Initiative del Washington College of Law presentan conversaciones con expertos internacionales del derecho y la medicina, en las cuales se...

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Thursday, 22 June 2017
IBAHRI's torture-prevention work in Mexico IBAHRI's torture-prevention work in Mexico

Enforced disappearances and cases of torture continue to be a concern in Mexico, and impunity for these crimes persists. Over the past four years, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has worked with national and international bodies to train judges, prosecutors and public defenders to increase their awareness of enforced disappearances and strengthen their capacity to prevent and prosecute torture. In partnership with the Mexican legal profession, civil society and acade...

Thursday, 22 June 2017 Friday, 23 June 2017
Prevención de la tortura en México Prevención de la tortura en México

La desaparición forzada y los casos de tortura siguen presentándose en México en un contexto de impunidad. Durante los últimos cuatro años, el Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Barra Internacional de Abogados (IBAHRI) ha trabajado con expertos y organizaciones nacionales e internacionales con el fin de fortalecer la capacidad de jueces/zas, procuradores/as (fiscales) y comisiones estatales para enfrentar estas graves violaciones de derechos humanos y obtener justicia para las víctimas. En asociación...

Thursday, 22 June 2017 Thursday, 22 June 2017
IBAHRI adopts Resolution on armed drone strikes amid major concerns of rapid increase of use IBAHRI adopts Resolution on armed drone strikes amid major concerns of rapid increase of use

News release: Wednesday 12 July 2017. The proliferation of the use of drones by states and armed groups to deliver lethal force, and the complications that this new development poses to the application of international law, are of mounting concern to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). This has led to the Council of the IBAHRI adopting a Resolution on their usage. The full text of the Resolution can be read here: tinyurl.com/y9obs33h

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 Wednesday, 23 August 2017
IBAHRI calls on Venezuelan government to respect and protect human rights IBAHRI calls on Venezuelan government to respect and protect human rights

News release: Friday 28 July 2017. As the political crisis deepens in Venezuela, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the country's government to protect human rights and the independence of the judiciary, maintain the rule of law and ensure all in Venezuela have equal access to justice.

Friday, 28 July 2017 Friday, 28 July 2017
IBAHRI pide al gobierno venezolano que respete y proteja los derechos humanos IBAHRI pide al gobierno venezolano que respete y proteja los derechos humanos

Comunicado de prensa: viernes 28 de julio de 2017. A medida que se profundiza la crisis política en Venezuela, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados o IBAHRI] pide al gobierno venezolano que proteja los derechos humanos y la independencia del poder judicial, mantenga el estado de derecho y garantice acceso a la justicia a todos los venezolanos.

Friday, 28 July 2017 Friday, 28 July 2017
IBAHRI reminds Morocco of obligation to investigate allegations of torture of jailed Sahrawi activists IBAHRI reminds Morocco of obligation to investigate allegations of torture of jailed Sahrawi activists

News release: Tuesday 1 August 2017. As more than 20 Sahrawi activists have been jailed in Morocco amid claims that evidence in the trial was ostensibly obtained by torture, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) reminds the country of its international commitment to investigate suspected incidents where severe pain has been inflicted on individuals to force them to ‘confess’ to and/or implicate others in illegal activity.

Friday, 28 July 2017 Thursday, 3 August 2017
L’IBAHRI rappelle au Maroc son obligation d’enquêter à propos des allégations de torture de militants sahraouis emprisonnés L’IBAHRI rappelle au Maroc son obligation d’enquêter à propos des allégations de torture de militants sahraouis emprisonnés

Communiqué de presse: mardi 1er août 2017. Alors que plus d’une vingtaine de militants sahraouis sont emprisonnés au Maroc, certains affirmant que les éléments de preuve présentés au procès ont ostensiblement été obtenus par la torture, l’International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Institut des droits de l’homme de l’Association internationale du barreau ou IBAHRI] rappelle à ce pays son engagement international à enquêter concernant certains incidents suspects au cours desquels des personnes...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 Thursday, 3 August 2017
Armed drone strikes: IBAHRI legal experts available for comment Armed drone strikes: IBAHRI legal experts available for comment

Lethal drone strikes are being used increasingly as a weapon of war and the legality of their use is commonly unknown. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has legal experts available to comment on the subject and the international laws that govern the use of drones.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 Thursday, 10 August 2017
Young Timorese lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney Young Timorese lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is delighted to inform that four talented young Timorese lawyers have been selected as recipients of the IBA Developing Bar Programme Award to attend the IBA Annual Conference, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 8 to 13 October 2017.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Joint letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe raises concern over Constitution Amendment Bill Joint letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe raises concern over Constitution Amendment Bill

A joint letter was sent to the President of Zimbabwe on the 3rd of August, calling on him to veto a bill proposing changes to judicial appointments that would undermine the independence of the judiciary and threaten the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Thursday, 10 August 2017
Human rights news from the IBA - August/September 2017 Human rights news from the IBA - August/September 2017

IBA Global Insight August/September 2017. North Korea: nuclear threat and human rights challenges, armed drone strikes, IBA-UN partnership against torture, Yemen, handbook for lawyers on business and human rights, Istanbul Protocol and torture prevention in Mexico, eyeWitness to Atrocities at 2 years old

Thursday, 10 August 2017 Monday, 21 August 2017
Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is delighted to inform that eleven talented young Myanmar lawyers have been selected as recipients of the IBA Developing Bar Programme Award to attend the IBA Annual Conference, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 8 to 13 October 2017.

Monday, 7 August 2017 Tuesday, 22 August 2017
IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 14 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Syria at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Syria at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 14 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Racism at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Racism at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 19 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Monday, 19 June 2017 Wednesday, 20 September 2017
IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Judges and Lawyers at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Judges and Lawyers at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 12 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and a number of co-sponsoring organisations delivered a joint oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers.

Monday, 12 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
IBAHRI oral statement to the Independent Expert on SOGI at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Independent Expert on SOGI at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 6 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
IBAHRI urges President Duterte to ensure due process of law in the Philippines IBAHRI urges President Duterte to ensure due process of law in the Philippines

News Release: Saturday 02 September 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the extrajudicial killings associated with the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ and urges him to ensure due process of law and to protect the human rights of all in the Philippines. Further, amid reports of threatening remarks by the president to shoot human rights officials and kill judges and lawyers, whom he perceives to be conspiring with drug offenders, the...

Saturday, 2 September 2017 Friday, 1 September 2017
International Criminal Court to receive 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award International Criminal Court to receive 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award

News release: Thursday 7 September 2017. The winner of the 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award is announced as the ICC by the International Bar Association, co-sponsor of the award. In Stockholm, Sweden, on 20 November 2017, the Principals of the ICC – the President, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi; the Prosecutor, Dr Fatou Bensouda, and the Registrar, Mr Herman von Hebel – will receive the award on behalf of the ICC.

Thursday, 7 September 2017 Thursday, 7 September 2017
IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 19 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Wednesday, 20 September 2017