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Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Brazil Brazil

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Brazil, including a fact-finding mission, human rights training and the IBAHRI's on-going project on combating torutre in Brazil.

Thursday, 18 February 2010 Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Ecuador Ecuador

In June 2005, the IBA published a report on the urgent need for an independent judiciary in Ecuador.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Paraguay: del fallo de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el caso de la Comunidad Indígena Yakye Axa vs. Paraguay Paraguay: del fallo de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el caso de la Comunidad Indígena Yakye Axa vs. Paraguay

Nos dirigimos a ustedes desde el Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados (IBAHRI) para expresarle nuestra preocupación debido a la no implementación del fallo de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el caso de la Comunidad Indígena Yakye Axa por parte del Estado Paraguayo.

Monday, 13 July 2009 Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Colombia Colombia

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) activities in Colombia, including human rights training and fact-finding missions.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Bolivia Bolivia

International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) activities in Bolivia, including a fact-finding mission to investigate the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Peru Peru

In March 1999, a delegation was sent to Peru and Venezuela to monitor and consider the perceived lack of independence felt by the judiciary in the two countries and to make recommendations where appropriate.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
USA USA

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in the USA.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Venezuela Venezuela

Find out about the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute's work in Venezuela.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 31 July 2014
Brasil Brasil

Em 2009, o Instituto de Direitos Humanos da International Bar Association (IBARHI) realizou uma pesquisa no Brasil com o objetivo de analisar a justiça criminal brasileira, com foco no acesso à justiça durante a prisão preventiva.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 Friday, 16 November 2012
Mexico Mexico

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Mexico.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Monday, 20 March 2017
Guantanamo Bay, 2009 Guantanamo Bay, 2009

During 2008 the IBAHRI conducted indepth research into issues surrounding detention and interrogation in Guantanamo Bay during the USA’s ‘war on terror’, releasing papers on legal status of detainees, detention and trial, extraordinary renditions, future of guatanamo bar and case studies from United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Kenya, Morocco and Indonesia.

Thursday, 23 April 2009 Monday, 17 December 2012
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Bolivia: IBA Calls on President Morales to Desist from Undermining the Rule of Law Bolivia: IBA Calls on President Morales to Desist from Undermining the Rule of Law

On 25 June 2007, the IBAHRI issued a news statement expressing concern that President Evo Morales is undermining the rule of law in Bolivia, by publicly criticising the nation’s judges and calling for members of the Constitutional Court to be tried by Congress.

Monday, 25 June 2007 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
IBA Concerned by US Defense Department Attack on Law Firms Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees  IBA Concerned by US Defense Department Attack on Law Firms Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees

IBA Concerned by US Defense Department Attack on Law Firms Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Monday, 15 January 2007 Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Urgent need to establish an independent judiciary in Ecuador, 2005 Urgent need to establish an independent judiciary in Ecuador, 2005

IBAHRI news release: there is an urgent need to establish an independent judiciary in Ecuador and mechanisms to protect that independence, according to an International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute report released today.

Friday, 10 June 2005 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
The importance of arbitration continues to grow in Brazil The importance of arbitration continues to grow in Brazil

The importance of arbitration continues to grow in Brazil

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 Friday, 5 June 2009
IBAHRI concerned at threats to the independence of the judiciary and legal profession in Bolivia IBAHRI concerned at threats to the independence of the judiciary and legal profession in Bolivia

On 29 March 2010, the IBAHRI issued a news statement to express concern at a series of legislative measures that weaken the independence of the judiciary and legal profession as enshrined in the Bolivian Constitution and international law.

Monday, 29 March 2010 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Open Letter to President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico, 2010 Open Letter to President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico, 2010

Open letter to President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico over the non-implementation by the [United States of Mexico] of precautionary measures issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in the case of Alba Gabriela Cruz Ramos and seven other attorneys of the non-governmental organization, Comité de Liberación 25 de Noviembre.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010 Monday, 23 April 2012
IBAHRI concerned that death threats against Mexican lawyer, Alba Cruz, remain uninvestigated, 2010  IBAHRI concerned that death threats against Mexican lawyer, Alba Cruz, remain uninvestigated, 2010

On 3 June 2010 the IBAHRI issued a news release expressing concern that death threats and physical attacks against the lawyer Alba Gabriela Cruz Ramos (Alba Cruz), and seven of her colleagues, have not been investigated by the Mexican authorities in accordance with the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR).

Thursday, 3 June 2010 Monday, 23 April 2012
IBAHRI preocupada porque las amenazas de muerte contra la abogada mexicana Alba Cruz quedan sin investigación, 2010 IBAHRI preocupada porque las amenazas de muerte contra la abogada mexicana Alba Cruz quedan sin investigación, 2010

IBAHRI preocupada porque las amenazas de muerte contra la abogada mexicana Alba Cruz quedan sin investigación

Friday, 4 June 2010 Monday, 23 April 2012
IBAHRI expresses concern at non-implementation by Mexico of Inter-American Court of Human Rights judgment in the forced... IBAHRI expresses concern at non-implementation by Mexico of Inter-American Court of Human Rights judgment in the forced...

On 27 October 2010 the IBAHRI issued a news release expressing concern at non-implementation by Mexico of Inter-American Court of Human Rights judgment in the forced disappearance of Rosendo Radilla

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 Monday, 23 April 2012
IBAHRI / Instituto Innovare Award, 2010 IBAHRI / Instituto Innovare Award, 2010

The IBAHRI was delighted to team up with prestigious Brazilian organisation, Instituto Innovare, to present an inaugural award for improving access to justice for prisoners. The winner was Judge Erivaldo Santos of the National Justice Council (Conselho Nacional de Justica) whose ‘New Start’ Programme beat 34 other applicants from all over the country for the prestigious award.

Friday, 3 December 2010 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Panel Discussion: Venezuela: Distrust in Justice, 2011 Panel Discussion: Venezuela: Distrust in Justice, 2011

On 25 April 2011 the IBAHRI hosted a high-level panel discussion to launch the report of its fact-finding mission to Venezuela: Distrust in Justice: the Afiuni case and the independence of the judiciary in Venezuela at the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - OAB) in Brasília

Monday, 25 April 2011 Monday, 23 April 2012
Rule of Law and Criminal Justice seminar, 2010 Rule of Law and Criminal Justice seminar, 2010

The IBAHRI 2010 report was launched at a seminar, entitled Rule of Law and Criminal Justice in Brazil, hosted by the IBAHRI and the Sao Paulo Bar Association, 26 February 2010.

Saturday, 20 February 2010 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
From the USA: Whistling in the dark - Skip Kaltenheuser From the USA: Whistling in the dark - Skip Kaltenheuser

The American government’s attempt to strengthen financial regulation with whistleblower provisions is meeting with opposition from predictable quarters. Meanwhile, federal employees are being left all too exposed.

Friday, 29 July 2011 Thursday, 4 August 2011
Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: a discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, 2011 Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: a discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, 2011

In October 2011 the IBAHRI hosted a side event at the Human Rights’ Council Universal Periodic Review. The event focused on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in Venezuela, Syria and Zimbabwe, three countries that were reviewed during the current Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council’s UPR (3-14 October 2011) and where the IBAHRI has conducted missions in 2011.

Monday, 10 October 2011 Friday, 27 April 2012
Venezuela: open letter to President Hugo Chavez, 2012 Venezuela: open letter to President Hugo Chavez, 2012

On 13 February 2012 the IBAHRI wrote an open letter to President Chavez to express concern at the continued arbitrary detention of Judge María Lourdes Afiuni and the multiple violations of due process and judicial guarantees in the case.

Monday, 13 February 2012 Wednesday, 21 November 2012
IBAHRI campaign: Show your support for incarcerated Venezuelan Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, 2012 IBAHRI campaign: Show your support for incarcerated Venezuelan Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, 2012

In 2012 the IBAHRI has launched a campaign to galvanise support for incarcerated judge, Maria Lourdes Afiuni. Her case has become emblematic of the lack of independece of the judiciary in Venezuela.

Monday, 27 February 2012 Wednesday, 21 November 2012
International seminar: The role of the Public Defender in dealing with torture in Brazil, 2012 International seminar: The role of the Public Defender in dealing with torture in Brazil, 2012

On 29-30 March 2012 the Sao Paulo's Public Defenders Office launched 5,000 copies of the IBAHRI manual on combating torture in Brazil, for use by public defenders across Brazil.

Friday, 20 April 2012 Friday, 1 March 2013
Bolivia fact-finding mission 2006 Bolivia fact-finding mission 2006

In 2006 the IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Bolivia to investigate the growing concern over threats to the independence of the judiciary. Following the mission the IBAHRI released a report containing findings and recommendations.

Monday, 20 November 2006 Friday, 20 April 2012
 Brazil needs assessment, 2009  Brazil needs assessment, 2009

In 2009, the IBAHRI conducted a fact-finding mission to Brazil, focusing on the Brazilian criminal justice sector, and in particular on access to justice in pre-trial detention. A report subsequent to the mission was released in February 2010.

Monday, 20 April 2009 Tuesday, 2 July 2013
IBA / Innovare access to justice award winner visits Southern Africa, 2011 IBA / Innovare access to justice award winner visits Southern Africa, 2011

Judge Erivaldo Santos, winner of the IBA / Innovare access to justice award 2010, visited South Africa and Mozambique for a two week tour in June 2011, as part of his prize.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Combating torture in Brazil, 2011 - on-going Combating torture in Brazil, 2011 - on-going

The IBAHRI has launched a major project in Brazil funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The project comprises the development of a Combating Torture Manual for judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Brazil, the implementation of trainings in six different states and the development of legal education curricula for use by justice institutions.

Thursday, 1 December 2011 Friday, 25 October 2013
Human rights training for judges, prosecutors and public defenders in Colombia, 2010  Human rights training for judges, prosecutors and public defenders in Colombia, 2010

To mark the launch of the Spanish translation of the IBAHRI manual, Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers, the IBAHRI hosted two workshops focussing on the independence of the legal profession and due process guarantees in Colombia.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010 Monday, 5 September 2016
Colombia fact-finding mission, 2007 Colombia fact-finding mission, 2007

In March 2007 the IBAHRI sent a high-level delegation to analyse the capacity of institutions and personnel responsible for delivering an effective remedy for victims of grave human rights violations, resulting from the ongoing internal armed conflict in Colombia.

Monday, 1 October 2007 Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Colombia human rights training, 2006 Colombia human rights training, 2006

In June 2006, the IBAHRI conducted a series of training workshops in collaboration with the British Embassy in Colombia on the rule of law and the practical implementation of fair trial standards.

Friday, 30 June 2006 Monday, 23 April 2012
Venezuela fact-finding mission, 2011 Venezuela fact-finding mission, 2011

The IBAHRI delegation visited Caracas, in February 2011 and met with a wide range of stakeholders and was able to hold a meeting with Judge Afiuni, currently under house arrest.

Saturday, 23 April 2011 Monday, 23 April 2012
Venezuela fact-finding mission 2007 Venezuela fact-finding mission 2007

Following heightened concern over the deterioration of the rule of law in Venezuela, the IBAHRI sent a fact-finding delegation to Venezuela in March 2007.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007 Monday, 23 April 2012
Venezuela fact-finding mission, 2003 Venezuela fact-finding mission, 2003

In 2003 the IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Venezuela, issuing a report entitled: Venezuelan Justice System in Crisis.

Wednesday, 23 April 2003 Monday, 23 April 2012
Peru and Venezuela fact-finding mission, 1999 Peru and Venezuela fact-finding mission, 1999

In March 1999, a delegation was sent to Peru and Venezuela to monitor and consider the perceived lack of independence felt by the judiciary.

Friday, 23 April 1999 Monday, 23 April 2012
Ecuador fact-finding mission, 2005 Ecuador fact-finding mission, 2005

In June 2005 the IBAHRI undertook a mission to Ecuador in response to civil unrest surrounding the dismissal of a number of senior judges and lawyers and the handling of key criminal cases concerning two former Presidents.

Thursday, 30 June 2005 Monday, 23 April 2012
United States, Amicus Curiae, Hamdan v Rumsfeld, 2006 United States, Amicus Curiae, Hamdan v Rumsfeld, 2006

An Amicus Brief was submitted to the US Supreme Court in January 2006 in partnership with the New York City Bar in Hamdan v Rumsfeld.

Sunday, 1 January 2006 Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Mexico combating torture training, 2006 Mexico combating torture training, 2006

In February 2006 the IBAHRI held a series of training workshops on combating torture in Mexico, for judges, lawyers and prosecutors.

Sunday, 1 January 2006 Monday, 23 April 2012
Harassment of Judge Afiuni’s lawyers,  José Amalio Graterol and Thelma Fernandez alarming to IBAHRI  Harassment of Judge Afiuni’s lawyers, José Amalio Graterol and Thelma Fernandez alarming to IBAHRI

News release: 24 April 2012 - It has been reported that Thelma Fernandez and José Amalio Graterol, the two lawyers acting for Judge Afiuni, have, during the course of carrying out their professional duties, received threats via telephone calls and text messaging.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Detention of Judge Afiuni’s lawyer, José Amalio Graterol, condemned by IBAHRI Detention of Judge Afiuni’s lawyer, José Amalio Graterol, condemned by IBAHRI

News release: 8 June 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the arrest of Mr José Amalio Graterol, counsel to María Lourdes Afiuni, the Venezuelan judge suspended from the bench, incarcerated for 14 months, and under house arrest since February 2011 after releasing on bail a man who had been held in pre-trial detention for two-years without a court hearing – which is a contravention of the Venezuelan Penal Code and international law.

Friday, 8 June 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
The Forgotten: FEBEM, Young Offenders and Human Rights Violations in Brazil, 2012 The Forgotten: FEBEM, Young Offenders and Human Rights Violations in Brazil, 2012

'FEBEM' is a former young offenders’ prison in São Paulo. In the 1990s, it witnessed violent rebellions caused by institutionalised torture and ill-treatment. This film explains how the legal profession and civil society came together to address these issues.

Monday, 20 August 2012 Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Book launch - Another system is possible: Reforming Brazilian Justice, 2012 Book launch - Another system is possible: Reforming Brazilian Justice, 2012

On 5 November 2012 the IBAHRI will hold an event to launch the release of 'Another system is possible: Reforming Brazilian Justice', as part of the IBAHRI's on-going work on combating torture and penal reform in Brazil. The event will be hosted by IBAHRI Co-Chair, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. This article contains all information on the event and how to RSVP.

Monday, 15 October 2012 Friday, 19 July 2013
IBAHRI publication - Another system is possible: reforming Brazilian justice, November 2012 IBAHRI publication - Another system is possible: reforming Brazilian justice, November 2012

'Another System is possible: Reforming Brazilian Justice' edited by Conor Foley and with a preface by Brazilian Minister of Justice, José Eduardo Martins Cardozo, tells of the ‘silent revolution’ that is transforming the Brazilian justice system, challenging some of its most archaic practices through new innovations.

Thursday, 1 November 2012 Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Dramatic 40 % cut in Amazonian State deforestation secures 2012 IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare Award for Daniel César Azeredo Avelino Dramatic 40 % cut in Amazonian State deforestation secures 2012 IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare Award for Daniel César Azeredo Avelino

News release 07 November 2012 - Brazilian prosecutor Daniel César Azeredo Avelino has been presented with the 2012 IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare Special Category prize for ‘Justice and Sustainability’. Awarded jointly by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Instituto Innovare, Mr Avelino received the Award for his ambitious ‘Green Municipalities’ project.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 Thursday, 14 March 2013
Dramática redução de 40% no desmatamento no Estado de Pará garante para Daniel César Azeredo Avelino o Prêmio Innovare 2012 Dramática redução de 40% no desmatamento no Estado de Pará garante para Daniel César Azeredo Avelino o Prêmio Innovare 2012

Daniel César Azeredo Avelino, Procurador da República no Brasil, recebeu o Prêmio de Categoria Especial ‘Justiça e Sustentabilidade’ do IBAHRI / Instituto Innovare 2012. O Dr. Azeredo recebeu o Prêmio, conferido pelo International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Direitos Humanos da Ordem Internacional de Advogados] (IBAHRI) em conjunto com o Instituto Innovare, graças a seu ambicioso projeto ‘Municípios Verdes’.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 Friday, 16 November 2012
Seminário - O Estado Democrático de Direito e a Justiça Criminal no Brasil, 2010 Seminário - O Estado Democrático de Direito e a Justiça Criminal no Brasil, 2010

O relatório do Instituto de Direitos Humanos da International Bar Association (IBAHRI) foi lançado em São Paulo durante o Seminário “O Estado Democrático de Direito e a Justiça Criminal no Brasil”, realizado em 26 de fevereiro de 2010, na Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo – AASP.

Sunday, 28 February 2010 Friday, 16 November 2012
Relatório sobre a situação da justiça criminal e das prisões no Brasil, 2010 Relatório sobre a situação da justiça criminal e das prisões no Brasil, 2010

Em 2009, o Instituto de Direitos Humanos da International Bar Association (IBAHRI) realizou uma pesquisa no Brasil com o objetivo de analisar a justiça criminal brasileira, com foco no acesso à justiça durante a prisão preventiva.

Thursday, 30 December 2010 Friday, 16 November 2012
Prêmio Instituto Innovare/IBAHRI 2010 – prêmio para melhorar o acesso à justiça Prêmio Instituto Innovare/IBAHRI 2010 – prêmio para melhorar o acesso à justiça

O IBAHRI se juntou ao Instituto Innovare para lançar um prêmio especial durante a 7ª edição do Prêmio Innovare, com o objetivo de reconhecer boas práticas de fortalecimento do acesso à justiça durante a prisão preventiva no Brasil.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 Friday, 16 November 2012
Mexico Combating torture training, 2012 - ongoing Mexico Combating torture training, 2012 - ongoing

In 2012 the IBAHRI expanded its work on combating torture with the implementation of trainings for judges in Mexico, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico, members of the United Nations Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture and Mexican justice institutions.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Venezuela trial observation, Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, 2012 - 2013 Venezuela trial observation, Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, 2012 - 2013

The IBAHRI is observing the trial of Venezuela Jugde Maria Lourdes Afiuni, and the trial of her lawyer Jose Graterol. Judge Afiuni's case has become emblematic of the persecution of judges in Venezuela.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 Monday, 12 May 2014
Failure of Venezuelan appeal court to overturn conviction of lawyer José Amalio Graterol strongly condemned by IBAHRI Failure of Venezuelan appeal court to overturn conviction of lawyer José Amalio Graterol strongly condemned by IBAHRI

News release: 22 July 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the Vargas State Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the guilty verdict and six-month prison sentence meted out to the lawyer Mr José Amalio Graterol. He was convicted, in December 2012, of ‘obstruction of justice’, because he refused to represent his client in absentia in accordance with the law as it stood at the time.

Monday, 22 July 2013 Friday, 26 July 2013
New torture prevention guide for Mexico’s legal profession launched today New torture prevention guide for Mexico’s legal profession launched today

News release: 5 September 2013 - A new guide on the application of national and international torture prevention standards in Mexico is to be launched today by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), in collaboration with the Mexican Federal Supreme Court.

Thursday, 5 September 2013 Sunday, 3 November 2013
Protecting Brazilians from Torture: A Manual for Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders and Lawyers - second edition, 2013 Protecting Brazilians from Torture: A Manual for Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders and Lawyers - second edition, 2013

The IBAHRI has produced a second edition of 'Protecting Brazilians from Torture: A Manual for Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders and Lawyers', containing up-to-date material including from the United Nations Sub-Committee on Torture’s Report on Brazil and Brazil’s Universal Periodic Review

Friday, 20 September 2013 Monday, 2 June 2014
'Protegendo os brasileiros contra a tortura: Um Manual para Juízes, Promotores, Defensores Públicos e Advogados, 2013 'Protegendo os brasileiros contra a tortura: Um Manual para Juízes, Promotores, Defensores Públicos e Advogados, 2013

O International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Direitos Humanos da International Bar Association, IBAHRI] produziu uma segunda edição atualizada de 'Protegendo os brasileiros contra a tortura: Um Manual para Juízes, Promotores, Defensores Públicos e Advogados"em Português e Inglês.

Friday, 20 September 2013 Friday, 27 September 2013
Venezuela trial observation, Jose Amalio Graterol, 2012 - 2013 Venezuela trial observation, Jose Amalio Graterol, 2012 - 2013

In June 2012, José Amalio Graterol - lawyer of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni – was arrested when he refused to continue with the trial in the absence of his client, as trials in absentia were not permitted under Venezuelan criminal law. The IBAHRI is the only international organisation to have maintained a presence at his trial.

Monday, 11 November 2013 Monday, 18 November 2013
Prosecution of Venezuelan lawyer José Amalio Graterol violates fair trial standards concludes new IBAHRI report Prosecution of Venezuelan lawyer José Amalio Graterol violates fair trial standards concludes new IBAHRI report

News release: 18 November 2013 - The prosecution of Venezuelan lawyer José Amalio Graterol was arbitrary and lacking basic due process safeguards concludes the trial observation report published today by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) – the only international organisation to have maintained an observation at the hearings conducted between July 2012 and December 2012.

Monday, 18 November 2013 Monday, 25 November 2013
Judicial election by popular vote may violate international principles on independence of judiciary Judicial election by popular vote may violate international principles on independence of judiciary

News release: 19 December 2013 - In a new report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) warns that judicial elections by popular vote may become politicised and the principles of judicial independence violated. Furthermore, the report finds that the judicial retention elections in the United States’ state of Iowa, in 2010...

Thursday, 19 December 2013 Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Venezuela: protests heighten concern over rule of law  Venezuela: protests heighten concern over rule of law

Venezuela is enduring the worst protests it has seen in more than a decade. What started as a mere isolated, student-led protest in early February has evolved into a widespread demonstration of discontent, highlighting the government’s failure to provide adequate security measures, basic food supplies and its mishandling of the country’s finances. The protests have drawn comparisons with the unrest that ravaged the country in 2002 and are the most serious challenge yet to the government of Nicolás Maduro.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 Thursday, 6 March 2014
IBAHRI calls on Venezuela to respect UN Human Rights Council and fulfil its international obligations  IBAHRI calls on Venezuela to respect UN Human Rights Council and fulfil its international obligations

News release: 20 March 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called on the Venezuelan Government to respect its position on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and to fulfil its international human rights obligations. In particular, the IBAHRI urges Venezuela to conduct swift and effective investigations into the alleged human rights violations, including a growing number of reported deaths, in relation to the ongoing protests in the country.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 Thursday, 20 March 2014
Amicus Curiae, Allan Brewer-Carías v Venezuela, 2013  Amicus Curiae, Allan Brewer-Carías v Venezuela, 2013

In September 2013, thIBAHRI submitted an amicus curiae brief in the case of Allan Brewer Carías v Venezuela to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The IBAHRI amicus brief highlights the applicable international standards regarding the independence of lawyers.

Sunday, 29 September 2013 Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Torture prevention manual for legal professionals: second edition launched across Brazil by IBAHRI Torture prevention manual for legal professionals: second edition launched across Brazil by IBAHRI

News release: 7 April 2014 - The second edition of a leading torture prevention manual for legal professionals in Brazil is to be launched by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) in three high-level events across Brazil in Brasilia, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro this week.

Monday, 7 April 2014 Thursday, 2 October 2014
Urgent need for Venezuelan justice system reform is highlighted by criminal trial of Judge Afiuni states new IBAHRI report  Urgent need for Venezuelan justice system reform is highlighted by criminal trial of Judge Afiuni states new IBAHRI report

News release: 29 April 2014 - A new report states the Venezuelan justice system does not contain adequate systemic safeguards to guarantee judicial independence and cites the trial of Judge María Lourdes Afiuni as emblematic of the situation in general. Describing her trial as being characterised by multiple violations of due process and other human rights, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute(IBAHRI) points to an urgent need forreform of the Venezuelan judiciary.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Thursday, 8 May 2014
Proceso penal de la jueza Afiuni destaca la urgente necesidad de introducir reformas al sistema de justicia venezolano Proceso penal de la jueza Afiuni destaca la urgente necesidad de introducir reformas al sistema de justicia venezolano

News release: 29 April 2014 - Según un nuevo informe, el sistema de justicia de Venezuela no contiene las protecciones sistémicas adecuadas para garantizar la independencia judicial, y hace referencia al proceso judicial de la jueza María Lourdes Afiuni como un caso emblemático de la situación general. En su informe el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados, o IBAHRI] senalo que el proceso de la Jueza Afiuni estuvo pl

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Necessidade urgente de reforma do sistema judiciário da Venezuela é destaque do julgamento criminal da Juíza Afiuni Necessidade urgente de reforma do sistema judiciário da Venezuela é destaque do julgamento criminal da Juíza Afiuni

News release: 29 April 2014 - Um novo relatório indica que o sistema judiciário da Venezuela não contém proteções sistêmicas adequadas para garantir a autonomia do Poder Judiciário, citando o julgamento da Juíza María Lourdes Afiuni como um caso emblemático da situação em geral. Ao descrever seu julgamento como sendo caracterizado por múltiplas violações ao devido processo legal e a outros direitos humanos, o International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Geneva: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss rule of law in Venezuela at IBAHRI/ICJ event Geneva: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss rule of law in Venezuela at IBAHRI/ICJ event

News release: 10 June 2014 - Gabriela Knaul and Pedro Nikken, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers; and Venezuelan lawyer and former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, respectively, will, during the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council taking place in Geneva, discuss the challenges facing the rule of law in Venezuela today.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 Wednesday, 11 June 2014
International symposium on tax justice and human rights link, aims to further research and deepen understanding  International symposium on tax justice and human rights link, aims to further research and deepen understanding

News release: 17 June 2014 - As international recognition of the impact of abusive fiscal and tax policies on human rights and poverty gains momentum, McGill University will host an international symposium, from Wednesday 18 June to Friday 20 June 2014, in Montreal, Canada, with the key objective of promoting innovative global research, dialogue and understanding of the links between tax abuses and human rights.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 Tuesday, 17 June 2014
IBAHRI-ICJ list of issues submission on Venezuela to UN Human Rights Committee IBAHRI-ICJ list of issues submission on Venezuela to UN Human Rights Committee

On 25 July 2014, the IBAHRI and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) made a joint-submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) on a list of issues for the examination of the Fourth Periodic Report of Venezuela.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Panel discussion - Protecting Brazilians from Torture, 13 October 2014 Panel discussion - Protecting Brazilians from Torture, 13 October 2014

On Monday 13 October 2014, the IBAHRI launched the English language version of a leading torture prevention manual for legal professionals in Brazil at a high level panel event in London. The event, co-hosted by the IBAHRI, Matrix Chambers and Lex Anglo-Brasil, aimed to bring Brazil’s experiences to a wider international audience and promote global exchange and dialogue in justice reform. Watch the film of the event and find out more here.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Thursday, 4 December 2014
IBAHRI expresses grave concern at arrests and further deterioration of rule of law in Venezuela IBAHRI expresses grave concern at arrests and further deterioration of rule of law in Venezuela

News Release: Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses grave concern at the deteriorating rule of law situation in Venezuela, where a growing number of arrests of legal practitioners have recently taken place, including that of Judge Alí Fabricio Paredes and lawyer Tadeo Arriechi Franco.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 Wednesday, 18 February 2015
IBAHRI calls for the immediate release of Venezuelan lawyer Tadeo Arrieche Franco IBAHRI calls for the immediate release of Venezuelan lawyer Tadeo Arrieche Franco

News release: Thursday 7 May 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to release immediately the lawyer Tadeo Arrieche Franco, and to drop all charges against him.

Thursday, 7 May 2015 Thursday, 7 May 2015
El IBAHRI exige la liberación inmediata del abogado venezolano Tadeo Arrieche Franco El IBAHRI exige la liberación inmediata del abogado venezolano Tadeo Arrieche Franco

Reporte de prensa: 7 de mayo de 2015. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados] (IBAHRI) exige a las autoridades de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela la liberación inmediata del abogado Tadeo Arrieche Franco y que retire los cargos en su contra.

Thursday, 7 May 2015 Thursday, 7 May 2015
Joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Venezuela's compliance with the ICCPR Joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Venezuela's compliance with the ICCPR

On 4 June 2015, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the International Association of Judges (IAJ) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) submitted their shadow report to the UN Human Rights Committee on Venezuela's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ahead of the Committee's 114th session from 29 June to 24 July 2015.

Thursday, 4 June 2015 Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Informe alternativo al Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU sobre el cumplimiento de Venezuela con el ICCPR Informe alternativo al Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU sobre el cumplimiento de Venezuela con el ICCPR

El 29 de junio de 2015 el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados] (IBAHRI), la Comisión Internacional de Juristas y la Unión Internacional de Magistrados presentaron su informe alternativo al Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU sobre el cumplimiento de Venezuela con el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Politicos para el Cuarto Informe Periódico de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

Thursday, 4 June 2015 Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Hear civil society reactions to the review of Venezuela by the UN Human Rights Committee Hear civil society reactions to the review of Venezuela by the UN Human Rights Committee

Prominent Venezuelan human rights defenders are to share their perspectives and reactions following the UN Human Rights Committee review of Venezuela's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is co-hosting this event, which will take place in Geneva after the UN Human Rights Committee review.

Thursday, 25 June 2015 Thursday, 25 June 2015
Escuche reacciones de la sociedad civil a la revisión de Venezuela por el Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU Escuche reacciones de la sociedad civil a la revisión de Venezuela por el Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU

Distinguidos defensores de derechos humanos en Venezuela compartirán sus puntos de vista y reacciones a la revisión del Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU en cuanto al cumplimiento de Venezuela con el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados] (IBAHRI) es co-anfitrión de este evento, que tendrá lugar en Ginebra después de la revisión del Comité de Derechos Humanos.

Thursday, 25 June 2015 Thursday, 25 June 2015
Public Statement: Human Rights in Venezuela Before the United Nations Human Rights Committee Public Statement: Human Rights in Venezuela Before the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Today, Venezuela will appear before the UN Human Rights Committee, which will review its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. IBAHRI and the other signatories to this public statement are all organisations that have submitted information to the Committee showing that, despite some progress in reforming the law, Venezuela has not fulfilled its obligation to protect civil and political rights and that grave human rights violations continue to be committed.

Monday, 29 June 2015 Monday, 29 June 2015
Declaración Pública: Los derechos humanos en Venezuela ante el Comité de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas  Declaración Pública: Los derechos humanos en Venezuela ante el Comité de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas

Venezuela comparece hoy ante el Comité de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas, el cual revisará el cumplimiento por parte del Estado venezolano del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos. Las organizaciones firmantes presentaron información a este Comité que evidencia como a pesar de algunas reformas y avances legislativos, el Estado no ha cumplido con su obligación jurídica internacional de proteger los derechos civiles y políticos y se siguen cometiendo graves violaciones a los DDHH.

Monday, 29 June 2015 Monday, 29 June 2015
IBAHRI appeals to the Venezuelan authorities to immediately investigate renewed torture and rape allegations by Judge Afiuni IBAHRI appeals to the Venezuelan authorities to immediately investigate renewed torture and rape allegations by Judge Afiuni

News release: Tuesday, 14 July 2015. The IBAHRI is deeply concerned by the renewed allegations oftorture and rape, made by Judge María Lourdes Afiuni at her trial hearing in Caracas on 30th June regarding the treatment she was subjected to whilst in detention in 2010. Judge Afiuni’s declaration came in response to the public denial made by Venezuelan Attorney General Luiza Ortega Díaz, before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva the previous day, that she had been the victim of torture.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 Wednesday, 15 July 2015
El IBAHRI insta a las autoridades venezolanas a que investiguen las alegaciones de la jueza Afiuni de que fue víctima de tortura El IBAHRI insta a las autoridades venezolanas a que investiguen las alegaciones de la jueza Afiuni de que fue víctima de tortura

Comunicado de prensa: martes 14 de julio 2015. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados, o IBAHRI] ve con preocupación las reiteradas omisiones de las autoridades venezolanas en investigar las alegaciones de la jueza María Lourdes Afiuni de que fue víctima de torturas y violación mientras estuvo en prisión. El IBAHRI insta a las autoridades venezolanas a que investiguen inmediatamente dichas alegaciones.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 Wednesday, 15 July 2015
IBAHRI greatly concerned as Venezuela continues to target lawyers and human rights defenders IBAHRI greatly concerned as Venezuela continues to target lawyers and human rights defenders

News Release: Wednesday 5 August 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is gravely concerned at the ongoing targeting of lawyers and human rights defenders in Venezuela. The public call made by the President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, for the imprisonment of Judge María Lourdes Afiuni’s defence lawyers exemplifies a worrying trend.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Extrema preocupación del IBAHRI por la continua persecución de abogados y defensores de los derechos humanos en Venezuela Extrema preocupación del IBAHRI por la continua persecución de abogados y defensores de los derechos humanos en Venezuela

Comunicado de prensa: miércoles 5 de agosto de 2015. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [o IBAHRI] expresa su profunda preocupación por la persecución que sufren los abogados y defensores de los derechos humanos en Venezuela. El pedido público realizado por el presidente de la Asamblea Nacional, Diosdado Cabello, para que se encarcelara a los abogados defensores de la jueza María Lourdes Afiuni es un ejemplo de una tendencia preocupante.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Nationwide torture prevention capacity-building programme continues in Mexico Nationwide torture prevention capacity-building programme continues in Mexico

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) continues its ongoing torture prevention, capacity-building programme from Mexican judges, prosecutors and public defenders. The programme, in partnership with key national justice institutions, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Mexico and top UN experts, recently delivered a series of torture prevention training sessions.

Monday, 2 November 2015 Thursday, 5 November 2015
IBAHRI to launch new torture prevention toolkit in Rio IBAHRI to launch new torture prevention toolkit in Rio

In partnership with the Rio de Janeiro State Government Human Rights Secretariat, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) will launch a torture prevention toolkit for Brazilian prison monitors. The launch of the toolkit, at the Rio de Janeiro State Court, marks the start of a new IBAHRI partnership.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 Monday, 30 November 2015
IBAHRI lança no Rio de Janeiro kit de ferramentas para a prevenção da tortura IBAHRI lança no Rio de Janeiro kit de ferramentas para a prevenção da tortura

Em parceria com a Secretaria de Estado de Direitos Humanos do Rio de Janeiro, o International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) irá lançar um kit de ferramentas para o monitoramento das condicões das prisões no Brasil.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 Wednesday, 25 November 2015
IBAHRI calls for Venezuela’s National Assembly to halt moves to pack Supreme Court with political appointees IBAHRI calls for Venezuela’s National Assembly to halt moves to pack Supreme Court with political appointees

News Release: Friday, 18 December 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today called for Venezuela’s National Assembly – the legislative branch of the Venezuelan government – to block moves to pack the Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia) with political appointees.

Friday, 18 December 2015 Friday, 18 December 2015
IBAHRI exhorta a la AN de Venezuela a detener movimientos para cubrir el Tribunal Supremo con designaciones políticas IBAHRI exhorta a la AN de Venezuela a detener movimientos para cubrir el Tribunal Supremo con designaciones políticas

Comunicado de prensa: viernes, 18 de deciembre. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados o IBAHRI] exhortó hoy a la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela —el poder legislativo del Estado venezolano— a bloquear los movimientos para ocupar los cargos del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia con designaciones políticas.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 Friday, 18 December 2015
IBAHRI submits joint shadow report to Venezuela’s Universal Periodic Review IBAHRI submits joint shadow report to Venezuela’s Universal Periodic Review

As part of Venezuela’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has submitted a joint shadow report, in partnership with the International Association of Judges’ Ibero-American group and the International Commission of Jurists.

Thursday, 31 March 2016 Thursday, 31 March 2016
IBAHRI launches report on judicial accountability and independence in Latin America IBAHRI launches report on judicial accountability and independence in Latin America

News release: Tuesday 19 April 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls for greater protection from political interference for Latin American judges, and highlights the need to restore public trust in the judiciary, in its latest thematic paper A Double-Edged Sword: Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America, being launched today at the Global Rule of Law Exchange annual conference in São Paolo, Brazil.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Guatemala: IBAHRI calls for investigation into reports of dawn raid at home of rights defender Guatemala: IBAHRI calls for investigation into reports of dawn raid at home of rights defender

News release: Wednesday 17 August 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on Guatemala’s authorities to carry out an immediate, full and transparent investigation into the reported armed raid on the home of Ramón Cadena Rámila, the Central America Regional Director of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 Thursday, 18 August 2016
El IBAHRI solicita se investiguen las denuncias de allanamiento al hogar de Ramón Cadena El IBAHRI solicita se investiguen las denuncias de allanamiento al hogar de Ramón Cadena

Comunicado de prensa: miércoles 17 de agosto de 2016. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados o IBAHRI] insta a las autoridades de Guatemala para que adelantenuna investigación inmediata, completa y transparente sobre la denuncia de un allanamiento armado de la casa de Ramón Cadena Rámila, el director regional de América Central de la Comisión Internacional de Juristas (CIJ).

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 Thursday, 18 August 2016
Open letter calls on President-Elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States Open letter calls on President-Elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States

News release: Saturday 10 December 2016. To mark Human Rights Day 2016, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute has penned an open letter to the President-Elect of the United States Donald Trump, calling on him to reassert the US as a leading model for championing individual liberty and human rights.

Saturday, 10 December 2016 Friday, 9 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
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
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
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
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 Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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Bolivia Justice Denied (Spanish) Bolivia Justice Denied (Spanish)

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Thursday, 5 June 2008
Colombia Remedies Human rights violations (Spanish), Mar 2007 Colombia Remedies Human rights violations (Spanish), Mar 2007

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Ecuador: Strengthening of the Judiciary (English), Jun 2005 Ecuador: Strengthening of the Judiciary (English), Jun 2005

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Ecuador: strengthening the Judiciary (Spanish), June 2005 Ecuador: strengthening the Judiciary (Spanish), June 2005

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Peru: executive summary (English) Peru: executive summary (English)

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Thursday, 5 June 2008
Peru: report (English) Peru: report (English)

Peru and Venezuela Report

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Monday, 15 February 2016
Peru: report (Spanish), Mar 1999 Peru: report (Spanish), Mar 1999

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
IBA Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Peru and Venezuela, Mar 1999 IBA Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Peru and Venezuela, Mar 1999

IBA Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Peru and Venezuela

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
IBA Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Peru and Venezuela, (Spanish) Mar 1999 IBA Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Peru and Venezuela, (Spanish) Mar 1999

IBA Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Peru and Venezuela, (Spanish)

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Venezuela executive summary, 1999 Venezuela executive summary, 1999

IBA’s Introductory Report on the Administration of Justice in Perú and Venezuela (1999)

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Venezuelan Justice System in Crisis Venezuelan Justice System in Crisis

Executive Summary

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Venezuelan Justice System in Crisis (Spanish), Mar 2003 Venezuelan Justice System in Crisis (Spanish), Mar 2003

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Venezuela: Justice under threat, June 2007 Venezuela: Justice under threat, June 2007

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Venezuela: Justice under threat, (Spanish) June 2007 Venezuela: Justice under threat, (Spanish) June 2007

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
USA - Amicus Curiae USA - Amicus Curiae

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
IBA Council Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, February 2008 IBA Council Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, February 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008 Friday, 24 April 2009
Disciplinary Measures paper - Neto, Brazil Disciplinary Measures paper - Neto, Brazil

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Conferences - IBA/IFA Brochure, May 2007 Conferences - IBA/IFA Brochure, May 2007

Ensuring Success in International Franchising

Friday, 18 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
IntlCP Mexico Programme IntlCP Mexico Programme

Construction Law Conference, Mexico, 18-19 May 2006
Public-private partnerships - the road ahead in Latin American construction projects

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Monday, 11 May 2009