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News releases 2018 News releases 2018

News releases 2018 - a list of, synopses of, and links to IBA news/press releases detailing IBA activities from 2018. Links to releases from other years can be accessed via this page

Monday, 8 January 2018 Monday, 8 January 2018
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 Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

A new report authored by internationally renowned judges Navi Pillay, Thomas Buergenthal and Mark B Harmon, under the auspices of the IBA War Crimes Committee, calls for formal investigation into crimes against humanity committed in North Korea’s political prisons. The report was launched in Washington DC, 12 December 2017.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 Wednesday, 20 June 2018
IBAHRI news releases IBAHRI news releases

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

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 Wednesday, 10 January 2018
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IBAHRI highlights plight of Turkish lawyers on ‘Day of the Endangered Lawyer’ IBAHRI highlights plight of Turkish lawyers on ‘Day of the Endangered Lawyer’

News Release: Wednesday 24 January 2018. To mark the 2018 Day of the Endangered Lawyer, amid growing evidence that human rights defenders and legal professionals in Turkey are being systematically persecuted, detained and prosecuted by Turkish authorities, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the government of Turkey to stop the persecutions. Further, the IBAHRI calls for the cancellation of all proceedings against those who have been arbitrarily detained...

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Former Australian Justice Michael Kirby appointed Co-Chair of the IBAHRI Former Australian Justice Michael Kirby appointed Co-Chair of the IBAHRI

News release: Tuesday 23 January 2018. The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG has been elected Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). A former Justice of the High Court of Australia, international jurist and educator, he succeeds Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, a member of the United Kingdom House of Lords, in the role. Together with current Co-Chair Ambassador (ret.) Hans Corell, Former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United...

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 Tuesday, 13 February 2018
IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China

News Release: Tuesday 13 February 2018. In an open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called for the cessation of the persecution of human rights lawyers in China and for adherence to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals.

Monday, 12 February 2018 Tuesday, 13 February 2018
IBAHRI calls on Maldives President to maintain the rule of law and separation of powers IBAHRI calls on Maldives President to maintain the rule of law and separation of powers

News Release: Tuesday 20 February 2018. Concerned by the imposed state of emergency in the Maldives and the government’s refusal to abide by the unanimous ruling of the full bench of the Supreme Court to free nine political prisoners, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on President Abdulla Yameen to adhere to the rule of law in the Maldives. The IBAHRI is further disturbed by the arrests of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hameed, and the subsequent...

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 Tuesday, 20 February 2018
IBA Hague Office welcomes the first International Criminal Court agreement on the release of persons after acquittal IBA Hague Office welcomes the first International Criminal Court agreement on the release of persons after acquittal

The International Bar Association's (IBA) International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law (ICC & ICL) Programme, based in the IBA’s Hague Office, today welcomed the signing of agreements between Argentina and the ICC as means to facilitate the Court’s ability to realise the rights of the accused under the Rome Statute.

Thursday, 1 March 2018 Thursday, 1 March 2018
IBAHRI concerned over Kyrgyzstan lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova punishment for discharging legal duties  IBAHRI concerned over Kyrgyzstan lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova punishment for discharging legal duties

News release: Wednesday 07 March 2018. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is gravely concerned by the case brought against Kyrgyz lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova, by the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, that appear to align her with charges laid against one of her clients. The charges revolve around perceived attacks on the honour of former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Sharshenovich. Consequently, Ms Toktakunova has been made to pay compensation, and ha

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 Tuesday, 6 March 2018
IBAHRI statements on Turkey at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI statements on Turkey at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 1 March, on behalf of the IBAHRI and five other organisations, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) delivered an oral statement at the Human Rights Council’s 37th session. In the statement, the ICJ urged the Council to address the attack on lawyers and threats to the independence of the legal profession around the world with a particular emphasis China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey as examples of where such attacks had occurred.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 Wednesday, 21 March 2018
IBAHRI and Anti-Torture Initiative call on Brazilian Government to reverse ‘federal intervention’ in Rio de Janeiro IBAHRI and Anti-Torture Initiative call on Brazilian Government to reverse ‘federal intervention’ in Rio de Janeiro

News Release: Thursday 08 March 2018. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI) urge the Brazilian government to reverse the decision that handed control of security to the military in the state of Rio de Janeiro following President Michel Temer’s signing of a decree for ‘federal intervention’ on 16 February 2018.

Thursday, 8 March 2018 Thursday, 8 March 2018
IBAHRI oral statement at Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Albinism - Human Rights Council, 37th Session IBAHRI oral statement at Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Albinism - Human Rights Council, 37th Session

7 March 2018. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the report of the Independent Expert, particularly its focus on the right to health of persons with albinism. These are concerns that have also been touched upon by the Special Rapporteur on the right to health who has urged states to assess the needs of persons with albinism to increase their life chances and ensure their enjoyment of the right to physical and mental health...

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 Wednesday, 7 March 2018
IBAHRI written statement on the Obligation to Mobilise Resources - Human Rights Council 37th Session IBAHRI written statement on the Obligation to Mobilise Resources - Human Rights Council 37th Session

13 March 2018. The IBAHRI made a written statement at the Human Rights Council 37th Session submitting the finding of its report The Obligation to Mobilise Resources: Bridging Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals, and Economic and Fiscal Policies...

Friday, 2 February 2018 Tuesday, 27 March 2018
IBAHRI calls for Azerbaijan Bar Association to revoke suspension of human rights lawyer’s licence IBAHRI calls for Azerbaijan Bar Association to revoke suspension of human rights lawyer’s licence

News Release: Thursday 22 March 2018. In support of lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev’s 16 March 2018 appeal for the decision suspending him from practise to be overturned, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) also calls on the Azerbaijan Bar Association to revoke its judgment. The ruling followed a complaint by the Deputy Prosecutor-General of Azerbaijan Rustam Usubov that Mr Mehdiyev and other colleagues were ‘politicised’.

Thursday, 22 March 2018 Thursday, 22 March 2018
Preserving a Free Society: Governmental Power and the Rule of Law Preserving a Free Society: Governmental Power and the Rule of Law

The International Bar Association (IBA) announces the launch of a six-part series of live events – titled ‘Preserving a Free Society’ – featuring former and current senior government officials and other distinguished guests, to discuss contemporary rule of law challenges faced by societies around the world.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Monday, 11 June 2018
IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award

News release: 30 April 2018. Professor Eloísa Machado de Almeida of Brazil is the winner of the eighth IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award, presented on Friday 13 April 2018 during the IBA’s 8th World Women Lawyers’ Conference. She receives it in recognition of her exceptional work as a human rights lawyer and for her contribution to the promotion of women's rights.

Monday, 30 April 2018 Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Investigating and Documenting Torture: Theoretical Approach to the Istanbul Protocol Investigating and Documenting Torture: Theoretical Approach to the Istanbul Protocol

Objective: Offer training on national and international, juridical and medical forensic aspects relevant to addressing and preventing torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Strengthen the capacity of legal and medical professionals working on the identification, documentation and effective investigation of torture, based on the Istanbul Protocol (the United Nations Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment).

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Tuesday, 24 April 2018
IBAHRI calls on Commonwealth countries to follow Trinidad and Tobago’s decriminalisation of homosexuality IBAHRI calls on Commonwealth countries to follow Trinidad and Tobago’s decriminalisation of homosexuality

News Release: Thursday 19 April 2018. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the ruling by Trinidad and Tobago High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad that the nation’s law banning same-sex relationships is unconstitutional. With heads of state gathering in London this month for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), and due to discuss LGBT+ issues for the first time, the IBAHRI calls on all Commonwealth states to work together to repeal colonial-era laws...

Thursday, 19 April 2018 Wednesday, 18 April 2018
IBA Hague Office to mark Rome Statute 20th anniversary with push to wider audience of ICC equality of arms issues  IBA Hague Office to mark Rome Statute 20th anniversary with push to wider audience of ICC equality of arms issues

As the international community prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC or the ‘Court’), the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Hague Office begins a drive to bring the work of the office, particularly on issues relating to fairness and equality of arms at the ICC, to wider legal and non-governmental organisation communities.

Monday, 14 May 2018 Wednesday, 16 May 2018
IBAHRI report emphasises global need for juvenile justice systems that comply with international norms IBAHRI report emphasises global need for juvenile justice systems that comply with international norms

News release: 29 May 2018. In a report published today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) asserts that, in order to protect the rights of children alleged as, accused of or recognised as having infringed penal law, specialised juvenile justice systems must be established or improved to conform with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC). Titled The Role of the Universal Periodic Review in Advancing Children’s Rights in Juvenile Justice.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Mina Karabit receives 2018 IBA Award for Best Oralist in ICC Moot Court Competition Mina Karabit receives 2018 IBA Award for Best Oralist in ICC Moot Court Competition

Mina Karabit of Canada’s University of Ottawa is the winner of the 2018 International Bar Association (IBA) Award for Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds in the ICC Moot Court Competition held in The Hague from 27 May–1 June.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 Thursday, 14 June 2018
IBA publishes whistleblower protection guidance for regulators and organisations IBA publishes whistleblower protection guidance for regulators and organisations

As jurisdictions across the world confront the inadequacy of protections for those who reveal misconduct occurring in the workplace, the International Bar Association (IBA) has published Whistleblower Protections: A Guide. The guide offers commentary and timely advice for regulators and organisations on best practice whistleblower protections.

Monday, 11 June 2018 Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Gambia team receives first IBA sponsorship to participate in ICC Moot Court, and creates short documentary Gambia team receives first IBA sponsorship to participate in ICC Moot Court, and creates short documentary

The team representing The Gambia in the 2018 ICC Moot Court Competition held in The Hague, the Netherlands from 27 May – 1 June, was a recipient of the first International Bar Association (IBA) scholarship awarded to enable outstanding law students to participate in the event. Issa, Musa, Mangikey and David travelled from The Gambia to the Netherlands and documented their experience. In a short (four minutes) inspiring film, the heart, gratitude and determination of Team 16 is captured.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 Friday, 15 June 2018