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IBAHRI assists in set up of first ever Afghan Bar Association IBAHRI assists in set up of first ever Afghan Bar Association

IBAHRI assists in set up of first ever Afghan Bar Association

Thursday, 9 October 2008 Friday, 27 February 2009
IBA ICC Outreach in India IBA ICC Outreach in India

ICC Outreach India

Wednesday, 18 June 2008 Friday, 23 October 2009
Fiji Press Cuttings - February 2008 Fiji Press Cuttings - February 2008

Fiji press cuttings following an attempted visit in February 2008

Wednesday, 7 January 2009 Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Fiji Fiji

IBA HRI Fiji

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
Fiji Press Cuttings -  November 2008 Fiji Press Cuttings - November 2008

Fiji Press Cuttings - November 2008

Thursday, 8 January 2009 Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Pakistan Pakistan

IBA HRI Pakistan

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Thailand Thailand

Regional trial observation training in Thailand

In July 2008, the IBAHRI held a regional trial observation training in Bangkok to familiarise participants with the skills needed to conduct trial observations. Areas such as fair trial standards, the role and conduct of trial observers and the preparation of observation reports were covered in-depth. The IBAHRI also held discussions on international standards relating to freedom of expression with journalists from television and online and print publicati

Thursday, 20 November 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
IBA ICC Outreach in Malaysia IBA ICC Outreach in Malaysia

The aim of IBA outreach work on the ICC in Malaysia is to address misperceptions about the role of the ICC and engage the legal profession in South East Asia.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009 Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Sri Lanka

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Asia Pacific Asia Pacific

Work by regions, Asia Pacific

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Japan Japan

IBA HRI Japan

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
Malaysia Malaysia

IBA HRI Malaysia

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Singapore Singapore

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Singapore

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Stop arrival order prevents IBA delegation from entering Fiji Stop arrival order prevents IBA delegation from entering Fiji

Stop arrival order prevents IBA delegation from entering Fiji

Thursday, 24 July 2008 Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Myanmar: the long road to reform Myanmar: the long road to reform

IBAHRI presents - Myanmar: the long road to reform - Short film screening followed by Q&A and drinks reception, 14 July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 Thursday, 9 July 2015
Pakistan Media Pakistan Media

Pakistan media HRI IBA

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Friday, 5 June 2009
Vietnam Vietnam

Detials of the IBAHRI's activities in Vietnam

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Nepal Nepal

IBA HRI Nepal

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Cambodia Cambodia

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
IBAHRI releases report and ongoing comment on the rule of law in Sri Lanka  IBAHRI releases report and ongoing comment on the rule of law in Sri Lanka

IBAHRI releases report and ongoing comment on the rule of law in Sri Lanka

Friday, 31 July 2009 Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia

Friday, 29 August 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
ICC International justice - First generation tribunals ICC International justice - First generation tribunals

ICC International justice first generation tribunals

Wednesday, 18 June 2008 Monday, 16 May 2011
Timor Leste Timor Leste

IBA HRI East Timor

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Burma / Myanmar

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 Tuesday, 24 January 2017
A debate on the rule of law and the independence of the legal profession in Sri Lanka A debate on the rule of law and the independence of the legal profession in Sri Lanka

A debate on the rule of law and the independence of the legal profession in Sri Lanka

Monday, 29 June 2009 Friday, 31 July 2009
Fiji Press Cuttings - March 2009 Fiji Press Cuttings - March 2009

Fiji press cuttings following an attempted visit in March 2009

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 Tuesday, 31 March 2009
China China

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in China

Friday, 20 April 2012 Monday, 5 June 2017
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State of emergency threatens rule of law in Pakistan, November 2007 State of emergency threatens rule of law in Pakistan, November 2007

State of emergency threatens rule of law in Pakistan, November 2007

Monday, 5 November 2007 Friday, 30 January 2009
IBAHRI welcomes reinstatement of Pakistan's Chief Justice, July 2007 IBAHRI welcomes reinstatement of Pakistan's Chief Justice, July 2007

IBAHRI welcomes reinstatement of Pakistan's Chief Justice, July 2007

Friday, 20 July 2007 Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Removal of Pakistan’s Chief Justice Contrary to Fundamental Principles of Rule of Law, IBAHRI Report States  Removal of Pakistan’s Chief Justice Contrary to Fundamental Principles of Rule of Law, IBAHRI Report States

Removal of Pakistan’s Chief Justice Contrary to Fundamental Principles of Rule of Law, IBAHRI Report States

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 29 January 2009
Pakistan: IBA calls for investigation into shooting at home of the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, May 2007 Pakistan: IBA calls for investigation into shooting at home of the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, May 2007

Pakistan: IBA calls for investigation into shooting at home of the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, May 2007

Thursday, 10 May 2007 Friday, 30 January 2009
Pakistan: IBA concern over Chief Justice dismissal, March 2007 Pakistan: IBA concern over Chief Justice dismissal, March 2007

Pakistan: IBA concern over Chief Justice dismissal, March 2007

Wednesday, 14 March 2007 Friday, 30 January 2009
Iran: IBA Concern over Access to Justice and Independence of the Legal Profession  Iran: IBA Concern over Access to Justice and Independence of the Legal Profession

Iran: IBA Concern over Access to Justice and Independence of the Legal Profession

Thursday, 11 October 2007 Friday, 30 January 2009
IBA Human Rights Institute Supports Calls for the Introduction of Electronic Recording in Japan’s Police Interviews IBA Human Rights Institute Supports Calls for the Introduction of Electronic Recording in Japan’s Police Interviews

The Human Rights Institute (HRI) of the International Bar Association (IBA) will today release its report proposing the introduction of electronically recording interviews of persons suspected of criminal activity in Japan: ‘Interrogation of Criminal Suspects in Japan’.

Monday, 26 January 2004 Thursday, 29 January 2009
Rule of law in Fiji in dire straits Rule of law in Fiji in dire straits

In a report published today, Dire Straits: A report on the rule of law in Fiji, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses concern over the state of the rule of law in that nation, which has steadily deteriorated since the December 2006 coup. The IBAHRI report highlights concerns about the interim military regime’s efforts to influence the judiciary, the legal profession and the media in Fiji.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009 Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Fiji President sacks judges, revokes Constitution Fiji President sacks judges, revokes Constitution

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the sacking of all judges in Fiji by the country’s President. Late last week, President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda abrogated the Constitution and dismissed all judicial personnel following a court decision on 9 April 2009 which held that the December 2006 coup was illegal.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009 Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Data protection in Hong Kong: an overview Data protection in Hong Kong: an overview

Data protection in Hong Kong: an overview

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 Friday, 5 June 2009
Panel discussion - Sri Lanka: Justice in retreat, 2009 Panel discussion - Sri Lanka: Justice in retreat, 2009

Following the release of its 2009 report on the rule of law in Sri Lanka, the IBAHRI hosted a high-level debate on the issues at the Law Society in London on 25 June 2009.

Friday, 26 June 2009 Friday, 26 October 2012
Comprehensive documentation of widespread torture and the decline of rule of law in Sri Lanka, 2009  Comprehensive documentation of widespread torture and the decline of rule of law in Sri Lanka, 2009

Comprehensive documentation of widespread torture and the decline of rule of law in Sri Lanka presented at the UN Human Rights Council

Tuesday, 6 October 2009 Friday, 26 October 2012
IBAHRI calls on Sri Lankan Government to ensure prompt and effective investigation into the assassination of journalists IBAHRI calls on Sri Lankan Government to ensure prompt and effective investigation into the assassination of journalists

News release: 8 January 2010 - On the first anniversary of the assassination of prominent Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has written to the Sri Lankan Government urging a prompt and effective investigation into his case together with that of the murders of other journalists over the past three years.

Thursday, 7 January 2010 Friday, 26 October 2012
IBAHRI alarmed by reports of coercion of prominent human rights advocates in Sri Lanka IBAHRI alarmed by reports of coercion of prominent human rights advocates in Sri Lanka

News release: 12 March 2010 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is alarmed at reports of intimidation and the possibility of criminal charges being brought against prominent human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Transparency International, Sri Lanka (TISL), Mr J C Weliamuna, and Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA).

Saturday, 13 March 2010 Friday, 26 October 2012
Singapore pushes for share of Asia's rising arbitration cases Singapore pushes for share of Asia's rising arbitration cases

Singapore’s new Maxwell Chambers is expected to become a beacon of Asia-related arbitration in the coming years.

The grandiose new building has caused a stir, with its attempt to become the region’s principle arbitral location.

Maxwell Chambers’ Chief Executive, Wong Sheng Kwai, explains that the new centre is the final piece in Singapore’s ambitious international arbitration plans, building on the jurisdiction’s firmly established traditions in the arbitration environment

Friday, 23 July 2010 Monday, 11 October 2010
China: IBA Human Rights Institute deplores travel ban imposed by China’s authorities on Mo Shaoping and He Weifang  China: IBA Human Rights Institute deplores travel ban imposed by China’s authorities on Mo Shaoping and He Weifang

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) deplores the Chinese Government’s decision to prevent travel to the United Kingdom of two law experts, Professor He Weifang and Mo Shaoping. Both had been issued British visas and were scheduled to speak at a panel discussion on the independence of lawyers in China on Wednesday 10 November 2010 in London

Tuesday, 9 November 2010 Monday, 28 January 2013
Interview with Fu Hualing Interview with Fu Hualing

Professor Fu Hualing, a top academic from the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Law, speaks to Rebecca Lowe about the struggle for constitutional reform, human rights and freedom of expression in China

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Monday, 28 January 2013
Mo Shaoping - film Mo Shaoping - film

Mo Shaoping, lawyer to imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiabo, speaks exclusively to the International Bar Association by weblink from Beijing. He was taking part in an IBA panel discussion on 10 November on the independence of lawyers in China only hours after being prevented from travelling to the UK by Chinese state officials.

Monday, 22 November 2010 Monday, 28 January 2013
IBAHRI condemns arrest and conviction of human rights defenders in Vietnam IBAHRI condemns arrest and conviction of human rights defenders in Vietnam

IBAHRI condemns arrest and conviction of human rights defenders in Vietnam

Tuesday, 7 December 2010 Wednesday, 8 December 2010
IBAHRI calls for release of lawyers detained in contravention of China’s Constitution IBAHRI calls for release of lawyers detained in contravention of China’s Constitution

News release: 10 March 2011 -The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has today written to the Chinese Government to express concern over the recent disappearance of three human rights lawyers: Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong and Teng Biao. The IBAHRI calls for the release of these lawyers and implores the Chinese Government to cease its harassment and persecution of human rights lawyers.

Thursday, 10 March 2011 Monday, 28 January 2013
Panel discussion: the independence of lawyers in China Panel discussion: the independence of lawyers in China

Details of IBAHRI panel discussion on the independence of lawyers in China, November 2010, London. Mo Shaoping and He Weifang both participated in the panel discussion via video conference, after Chinese authorities prevented them from leaving the country.

Thursday, 28 January 2010 Monday, 28 January 2013
IBAHRI calls for an end to intimidation and abuse of human rights lawyers in China IBAHRI calls for an end to intimidation and abuse of human rights lawyers in China

News release: 14 April 2011 - Today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expressed deepening concern over the intimidation, abuse, and the worsening situation of human rights lawyers in China, as an expanding catalogue of abductions by the Chinese authorities creates a climate of fear.

Thursday, 14 April 2011 Monday, 28 January 2013
China's top court clarifies rules for private antitrust litigation China's top court clarifies rules for private antitrust litigation

China's highest court has published a draft interpretation governing civil litigation under the country's anti-monopoly law, bringing the prospect of private suits against foreign companies closer and increasing the pressure on state-owned enterprises.

Monday, 9 May 2011 Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Gradual erosion of judicial independence in Sri Lanka concerns IBAHRI  Gradual erosion of judicial independence in Sri Lanka concerns IBAHRI

News release: 2 June 2011 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is concerned about the increasing erosion of judicial independence in Sri Lanka. In a confidential letter, dated 19 May 2011, the IBAHRI outlined its concerns to the Government of Sri Lanka in regard to the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and the proposed 19th Amendment – which limits the term of the Chief Justice to five years and gives the President of Sri Lanka the authority to appoint the Secretary to...

Thursday, 2 June 2011 Friday, 26 October 2012
Emergence of war crimes video evidence brings IBAHRI call on Sri Lankan Government  to establish credible investigation  Emergence of war crimes video evidence brings IBAHRI call on Sri Lankan Government to establish credible investigation

News release: 21 June 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Government of Sri Lanka to fully cooperate with the international community to establish an independent commission of inquiry in accordance with the recommendations made in the United Nations’ Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 Friday, 26 October 2012
IBAHRI expresses regret at Bar Association of Sri Lanka’s unreserved condemnation of appointment of UN Panel on Accountability IBAHRI expresses regret at Bar Association of Sri Lanka’s unreserved condemnation of appointment of UN Panel on Accountability

News release: 27 June 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is disappointed by the recent Resolution of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka condemning both the appointment of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka, and its subsequent report.

Monday, 27 June 2011 Friday, 26 October 2012
The risks of the Middle Kingdom - Phil Taylor The risks of the Middle Kingdom - Phil Taylor

IBA Global Insight assesses the issues facing foreign investors venturing outside Beijing or Shanghai.

Monday, 1 August 2011 Thursday, 8 September 2016
From Asia: A discreet silence - Anthony Lin From Asia: A discreet silence - Anthony Lin

In America, firms compete for controversial and high-profile pro bono matters. In Asia, the same firms have been more pragmatic, tending to keep a low profile. But international law firms may have to strike a balance between commercial interests and the political passions of their Asian employees.

Monday, 1 August 2011 Wednesday, 3 August 2011
India's first merger approval completed in 14 days India's first merger approval completed in 14 days

India's competition regulator has taken just two weeks to clear the first transaction to be filed under the country's new merger-control regulations.

Reliance Industries' deal to buy-out Bharti Group's 74 per cent stake in an insurance joint-venture with AXA was filed with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 8 July and was cleared on 26 July.

Thursday, 4 August 2011 Friday, 5 August 2011
Civil society gathers to brief EU diplomats on necessity for UN Commission of Inquiry for Burma  Civil society gathers to brief EU diplomats on necessity for UN Commission of Inquiry for Burma

On 6 September 2011 high-level discussions on the urgent need for the establishment of a United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry (COI) into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, will take place in Brussels.

Monday, 5 September 2011 Thursday, 23 August 2012
IBAHRI calls for independent inquiry into disbarment of Vietnamese lawyer Huynh Van Dong IBAHRI calls for independent inquiry into disbarment of Vietnamese lawyer Huynh Van Dong

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has written twice to the Vietnamese authorities requesting the establishment of an inquiry, by an impartial and independent body, into the disbarment of human rights lawyer Huynh Van Dong. The IBAHRI awaits a response from the Vietnamese authorities.

Monday, 24 October 2011 Monday, 24 October 2011
IBAHRI vists the United Nations, New York IBAHRI vists the United Nations, New York

In October 2011, the IBA President, Akira Kawamura, and IBAHRI Programme Lawyer, Shirley Pouget, visited the United Nations in New York during the 2011 General Assembly (UNGA) as part of the ongoing IBAHRI Justice for Burma advocacy programme.

Friday, 28 October 2011 Thursday, 23 August 2012
IBAHRI condemns recent setback to the independence of lawyers in China IBAHRI condemns recent setback to the independence of lawyers in China

News release: 23 March 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the new requirement by China’s Ministry of Justice for lawyers in China to swear allegiance to the Communist Party, in order to obtain or renew their licence to practise law.

Friday, 23 March 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Legal workshop for Iranian and Malaysian Lawyers,  2011 Legal workshop for Iranian and Malaysian Lawyers, 2011

In the first week of March, the IBAHRI organised a meeting of the Iran Central Bar Association and Bar Council Malaysia for a three day legal workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 Thursday, 26 April 2012
Death plot allegations to Asma Jilani Jahangir in Pakistan of grave concern to IBAHRI  Death plot allegations to Asma Jilani Jahangir in Pakistan of grave concern to IBAHRI

News release: 15 June 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute expresses grave concern over the alleged plot to assassinate Ms Asma Jilani Jahangir, a lawyer in Pakistan and prominent defender of human rights. Sternford Moyo, Co-Chair of the IBAHRI said, ‘The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute urges Pakistan’s authorities to immediately, thoroughly and transparently investigate the matter of a suspected plot to end the life of Asma Jilani Jahangir...

Friday, 15 June 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
IBAHRI report on Myanmar/Burma to follow in-country investigative mission IBAHRI report on Myanmar/Burma to follow in-country investigative mission

Media advisory note: 23 August 2012 - An International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation returned this week from a fact-finding scoping mission to Myanmar/Burma, facilitated by the British Embassy in Yangon. The high-level delegation was mandated to examine the state of the rule of law, particularly with respect to the access to justice before the courts, and to assess the genuineness of the Myanmar/Burmese authorities’ commitment to engage in serious law reform

Thursday, 23 August 2012 Thursday, 23 August 2012
IBAHRI Justice for Burma Campaign 2011 IBAHRI Justice for Burma Campaign 2011

The Justice for Burma Campaign, launched by the IBAHRI in July 2011, aimed to galvanise support among the legal profession for the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) into international crimes in Burma, following the recommendation of the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (Burma).

Friday, 30 December 2011 Thursday, 23 August 2012
Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2001 Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2001

In 2001, the IBAHRI sent a delegation to Sri Lanka to meet with the Bar Association, representatives of the media, judges, academics and politicians. The focus of the mission was to identify the circumstances surrounding the calling of a referendum on the Constitution and assess its implications for the rule of law, a subsequent report was released.

Monday, 26 November 2001 Friday, 26 October 2012
Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2009 Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2009

In the final week of February 2009, the IBAHRI sent a high level delegation to Sri Lanka to examine the independence of the judiciary and lawyers. A report detailing the findings and recomendations of the mission was subsequently released.

Thursday, 26 February 2009 Friday, 26 October 2012
IBAHRI calls on Sri Lanka Government to promote rule of law and prevent harassment and intimidation of judges and magistrates IBAHRI calls on Sri Lanka Government to promote rule of law and prevent harassment and intimidation of judges and magistrates

News release: 26 October 2012 - In a confidential letter to the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa, and to the Sri Lankan authorities, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expressed grave concern about recent threats to the independence of the judiciary and called for the rule of law to be adhered to, and promoted, in Sri Lanka.

Friday, 26 October 2012 Monday, 29 October 2012
BBC interview with IBAHRI Co-Chair Baroness Helena Kennedy QC,  30 October 2012 BBC interview with IBAHRI Co-Chair Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, 30 October 2012

BBC interview with IBAHRI Co-Chair Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, on threats to the Sri Lankan judicary.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Myanmar – IBAHRI report encourages generous but vigilant international support in reform process Myanmar – IBAHRI report encourages generous but vigilant international support in reform process

News release 18 December 2012 - In a new report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges international organisations and foreign governments to lend crucial support to the reform process in Myanmar (Burma), but warns that any assistance must be targeted carefully so as to include all sections of the country’s population.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 Thursday, 21 February 2013
Panel discussion - The Rule of Law in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects, 17 January 2013 Panel discussion - The Rule of Law in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects, 17 January 2013

On 17 January 2013, at the Law Society of England and Wales, the IBAHRI held a panel discussion on the rule of law in Myanmar (Burma), marking the launch of its report 'The Rule of Law in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects'. This page hosts information on and pictures from the event, as well as hosting a film of the discussion and the Q&A section.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Myanmar/Burma fact-finding mission, 2012 Myanmar/Burma fact-finding mission, 2012

In August 2012 a high level IBAHRI delegation visited Myanmar/Burma on a fact-finding mission, to examine the state of the rule of law, particularly with respect to the access to justice before the courts, and to assess the genuineness of the Myanmar/Burmese authorities’ commitment to engage in serious law reform and respect for human rights.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 Thursday, 26 September 2013
Chinese delegates at the IBA Annual Conference in Dubai, 2011 Chinese delegates at the IBA Annual Conference in Dubai, 2011

The IBAHRI decided to take advantage of the platform of the IBA Annual Conference to give more exposure to Chinese lawyers and offer them the opportunity to expand their international network. In October 2011, the IBAHRI, supported by the Open Society Foundations, brought five Chinese lawyers to the IBA Annual Conference in Dubai.

Monday, 28 November 2011 Monday, 28 January 2013
Forced postponement of IBAHRI high-level delegation visit to Sri Lanka Forced postponement of IBAHRI high-level delegation visit to Sri Lanka

News release: 1 February 2013 - An International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation has been forced to postpone a planned visit to Sri Lanka to assess the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary due to the last minute withdrawal of permission to enter the country.

Friday, 1 February 2013 Friday, 22 February 2013
IBAHRI seriously concerned by decision of Sri Lankan government to block entry of high-level delegates IBAHRI seriously concerned by decision of Sri Lankan government to block entry of high-level delegates

News release: 5 February 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses serious concern at the Sri Lankan government’s decision to deny entry to Sri Lanka to senior international figures, including a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Justice J S Verma.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 Tuesday, 5 February 2013
China – significant division in the legal profession states new IBAHRI paper China – significant division in the legal profession states new IBAHRI paper

News release: 26 March 2013 - In a thematic paper released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) argues that legal practitioners in China work in ‘two separate worlds’ depending on the nature of their practice.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report

News release: 28 March 2013 - The removal from office in Sri Lanka of Chief Justice Bandaranayake was unlawful, is undermining public confidence in the rule of law, and threatening to eviscerate the country’s judiciary as an independent guarantor of constitutional rights states the Executive Summary of an International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) report released today.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 Thursday, 18 September 2014
Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2013 Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2013

Following the suspension of visas by the Sri Lankan authorities for an IBAHRI delegation to visit Sri Lanka, the IBAHRI conducted a remote mission to investigate the impeachment of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the rule of law in Sri Lanka.

Monday, 3 June 2013 Thursday, 18 September 2014
Panel discussion - A Crisis of Legitimacy: The Rule of Law in Sri Lanka, 22 April 2013  Panel discussion - A Crisis of Legitimacy: The Rule of Law in Sri Lanka, 22 April 2013

The IBAHRI launched its fact-finding report on Sri Lanka at a panel event in the House of Lords, London, on 22 April 2013. Hosted by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the expert panel discussed the removal from office of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the erosion of rule of law.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 Friday, 10 May 2013
Film - Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report Film - Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report

This 4-minute film looks at the findings and recommendations of the IBAHRI fact-finding report on the impeachment of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the erosion of the rule of law in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 Thursday, 2 May 2013
Commonwealth urged to reassess Sri Lanka’s suitability to host CHOGM and assume Chair Commonwealth urged to reassess Sri Lanka’s suitability to host CHOGM and assume Chair

News release: 24 April 2013 - At a panel discussion to launch the new International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) report, A Crisis of Legitimacy: The Impeachment of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the Erosion of the Rule of Law in Sri Lanka, panellist Sadakat Kadri said, ‘Sri Lanka is due to be holding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM, in Colombo in November 2013...

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 Friday, 15 November 2013
Commonwealth’s reputation at risk if Sri Lanka assumes leadership  Commonwealth’s reputation at risk if Sri Lanka assumes leadership

The Commonwealth risks serious reputational damage if it allows Sri Lanka to assume chairmanship of the organisation in November, leading lawyers have warned.

The Sri Lankan Government has been severely criticised for its impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, which many believe was politically motivated. The dismissal was the culmination of a decade of expanding executive power at the expense of judicial independence, according to local and international lawyers and NGOs.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 Thursday, 9 May 2013
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner tells BBC that IBAHRI is ‘absolutely welcome to come in’ Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner tells BBC that IBAHRI is ‘absolutely welcome to come in’

News release: 2 May 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom’s recent public statement that IBAHRI representatives will be granted visas to enter Sri Lanka.

Thursday, 2 May 2013 Thursday, 2 May 2013
Vietnam trial observation, 2010 Vietnam trial observation, 2010

On 13 June 2009, lawyer Le Cong Dinh was arrested by Vietnamese authorities and charged with ‘distributing propaganda against the state’ under article 88 of the Penal Code, a charge carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The charges were then altered to the more severe charge of ‘carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration’ under article 79 of the Penal Code, potentially punishable by death.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 Monday, 22 July 2013
Freedom of expression, Singapore, 2008 Freedom of expression, Singapore, 2008

The IBAHRI has released a report expressing concern about limitations on the freedoms of expression, assembly, and the press, and of the independence of the judiciary in Singapore. Investigations for the report began in the lead-up to the IBA’s 2007 Annual Conference in Singapore. Strong debate between the government and its critics took place during the IBA’s inaugural Rule of Law Day: an open public forum on human rights which was the first such discussion at an international conference in Singapore.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 Monday, 22 July 2013
Myanmar/Burma country visit, July 2013 Myanmar/Burma country visit, July 2013

The IBAHRI returned to Myanmar/Burma in July on a scoping mission, to assess how the IBA can support the legal profession and further reform within the country

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Sri Lanka denies entry to IBAHRI delegation for the second time, ahead of major Commonwealth summit  Sri Lanka denies entry to IBAHRI delegation for the second time, ahead of major Commonwealth summit

News release: Thursday 7 November 2013 - Entry to Sri Lanka has been denied to participants of an International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) high-level delegation which includes the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul, and the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Param Cumaraswamy. The group has had its visas revoked officially, or de facto, notwithstanding the public assurance from Sri Lanka...

Thursday, 7 November 2013 Friday, 8 November 2013
IBAHRI Commonwealth Conference in Sri Lanka cancelled  IBAHRI Commonwealth Conference in Sri Lanka cancelled

News release: 13 November 2013 - Following the Sri Lankan authorities’ action last week of revoking visas for speakers of an International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation to attend the conference ‘Making Commonwealth Values a Reality’, the event has now been cancelled.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Sri Lanka, Making Commonwealth values a reality, November 2013 Sri Lanka, Making Commonwealth values a reality, November 2013

The day before the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo Sri Lanka the IBAHRI held a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss ‘Making Commonwealth Values a Reality’. The press conference was held at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, following the revocation of visas by the Sri Lankan authorities for IBAHRI speakers to attend a jointly organised conference with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 Friday, 22 November 2013
IBAHRI and ICJ urge Commonwealth States to make Sri Lanka accountable to Commonwealth values IBAHRI and ICJ urge Commonwealth States to make Sri Lanka accountable to Commonwealth values

News release: 14 November 2013 - Bangkok, Thailand - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the ICJ urge the Commonwealth Heads of States meeting in Colombo this week to make Sri Lanka accountable to Commonwealth values.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 Friday, 15 November 2013
Lack of judicial independence prevents Sri Lanka from conducting effective investigations into war crimes states IBAHRI Lack of judicial independence prevents Sri Lanka from conducting effective investigations into war crimes states IBAHRI

News release: 15 November 2013 - The lack of judicial independence in Sri Lanka is a concern strongly reiterated by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), in light of recent comments made by President Mahinda Rajapakse that Sri Lanka’s legal system is capable of responding to human rights violations.

Friday, 15 November 2013 Thursday, 21 November 2013
Myanmar: major legal seminar on bar associations’ best practices to be hosted by IBAHRI  Myanmar: major legal seminar on bar associations’ best practices to be hosted by IBAHRI

News release: 13 February 2014 - Today, in the context of the rapid transformation Myanmar is undergoing, particularly in respect to the rule of law, a major legal seminar will take place on international and regional best practices for bar associations.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 Thursday, 13 February 2014
Sri Lanka: IBAHRI backs Navi Pillay’s call for United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes and human rights violations  Sri Lanka: IBAHRI backs Navi Pillay’s call for United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes and human rights violations

News release: 27 February 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish an independent and international inquiry into alleged war crimes and past violations of human rights law in Sri Lanka as called for by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a recently published report.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 Thursday, 6 March 2014
Myanmar’s legal profession moves to establish a national bar association Myanmar’s legal profession moves to establish a national bar association

News release: 06 March 2014 - Myanmar’s legal profession has taken a significant step towards establishing an independent, representative national bar association by forming an inclusive interim committee to steer its creation. This measure follows a three-day legal seminar recently held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, which was organised by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and hosted by the Parliamentary Committee on Rule of Law and Tranquillity.

Thursday, 6 March 2014 Friday, 13 June 2014
Thailand trial observation 2011 - 2012 Thailand trial observation 2011 - 2012

The IBAHRI sent independent observers to attend hearings in the trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the founder and director of the Thai Network Prachatai electronic newspaper. Chiranuch Premchaiporn was charged under Article 15 of the Computer Crime Act (CCA) and faced up to 20 years in prison, for failing to remove an anti-King post fast enough.

Sunday, 30 March 2014 Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Thailand freedom of expression and fair trial rights training, 2008 Thailand freedom of expression and fair trial rights training, 2008

In July 2008, the IBAHRI held a regional trial observation training in Bangkok to familiarise participants with the skills needed to conduct trial observations. Areas such as fair trial standards, the role and conduct of trial observers and the preparation of observation reports were covered in-depth. The IBAHRI also held discussions on international standards relating to freedom of expression with journalists from television and online and print publications.

Sunday, 30 March 2014 Sunday, 30 March 2014
Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for increased vigilance from international community following UN Resolution  Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for increased vigilance from international community following UN Resolution

News release: 1 April 2014 - With the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) having voted to open an international investigation into alleged war crimes by both the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls for increased vigilance by the international community following an escalation in threats to human rights defenders.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Monday, 7 April 2014
Indonesia, Amicus Curiae, Suharto v Time Magazine, 2009 Indonesia, Amicus Curiae, Suharto v Time Magazine, 2009

The IBAHRI, in collaboration with a variety of commercial, journalistic, legal and non-government partners, submitted an amicus brief regarding the application for judicial review in the case of Suharto v Time Magazine (TIME) in Indonesia. The IBAHRI were pleased to learn that Time Magazine won the appeal on 16 April 2009, against the 93 million dollars in libel damages awarded to Suharto.

Thursday, 2 April 2009 Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Fair trial rights workshop for Chinese judges hosted by IBAHRI in London Fair trial rights workshop for Chinese judges hosted by IBAHRI in London

News release: 26 June 2014 - Today the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is hosting a specialist workshop in London for judges from the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, on the right to a fair trial. The emphasis of the workshop is being placed on the role of the judiciary as a safeguard against unlawful arrest and detention and guarantor of fair trial rights.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 Friday, 27 June 2014
Global trade: the forward march of ‘mega-regional’ agreements Global trade: the forward march of ‘mega-regional’ agreements

Despite a minor breakthrough on trade facilitation at a conference on the paradise island of Bali, the Doha Round of the World Trade Organisation has been in the doldrums for thirteen years now. Its aim is to achieve major reform of the international trading system through the introduction of lower trade barriers so as to improve the prospects of developing countries.

Monday, 30 June 2014 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Cambodia: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss controversial judicial reform laws at IBAHRI Phnom Penh press conference - new date Cambodia: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss controversial judicial reform laws at IBAHRI Phnom Penh press conference - new date

News release: 8 July 2014 UPDATE - The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, will speak at a high-level International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) press conference on draft judicial reform laws in Cambodia on Tuesday 15 July 2014, 10h00 – 11h30, at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Cambodia: IBAHRI expresses deep concern over controversial judicial reform laws  Cambodia: IBAHRI expresses deep concern over controversial judicial reform laws

News release: 15 July 2014 - Today the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses deep concern over controversial judicial reforms which could provide an excessive transfer of power from the judiciary to the executive in the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Thursday, 31 July 2014
Press conference - Cambodia's judicial reform laws, 15 July 2014 Press conference - Cambodia's judicial reform laws, 15 July 2014

On 15 July 2014, the IBAHRI hosted a panel discussion and press conference on Cambodia’s draft judicial reform laws in Phnom Penh Cambodia, including a keynote address from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Cambodia training, 2007 Cambodia training, 2007

The IBAHRI held a training workshop on international criminal law in Cambodia in partnership with the Defence Office of the ECCC. The training was organised in support of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and was designed to familiarise Cambodian lawyers with international criminal law and fair trial standards.

Sunday, 22 July 2007 Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Cambodia training, 2008 Cambodia training, 2008

The IBAHRI in partnership with the Defence Office of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and the Bar Association of Cambodia conducted training in July 2008. This was a follow up to previous training (see below), and covered areas of international humanitarian law and international human rights. In attendence was around 60 Cambodian lawyers, many of work regularly with the ECCC.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Myanmar, Capacity Building, 2014 - 2016 Myanmar, Capacity Building, 2014 - 2016

The IBAHRI has placed an international legal specialist in Yangon to facilitate the development of a representative and independent national bar association in Myanmar. The three-year programme combines capacity building and advocacy initiatives, and is broken down into three phases...

Monday, 15 September 2014 Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for protection of lawyers following death threats Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for protection of lawyers following death threats

News release: 19 September 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Sri Lankan government to take immediate measures to protect the independence of the legal profession in Sri Lanka, following concerns at an escalation of intimidation against lawyers and civil society members working on human rights and rule of law issues. In particular, the IBAHRI calls on the relevant authorities to undertake swift and transparent investigations into the reported death...

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Friday, 19 September 2014
Myanmar: IBAHRI host workshop on laws governing legal profession with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar: IBAHRI host workshop on laws governing legal profession with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

News release: 28 October 2014 - A workshop with the aim of promoting discussion on the need to reform current rules governing Myanmar’s legal profession is to be hosted by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), jointly with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Myanmar Parliamentary Committee on the Rule of Law and Tranquility,in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 28–30 October 2014. Attending the workshop, entitled Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Thursday, 11 December 2014
Climate justice: President Mohamed Nasheed on the plight of the Maldives Climate justice: President Mohamed Nasheed on the plight of the Maldives

President Nasheed shot to worldwide fame in 2009 when he held the first ever underwater cabinet meeting to raise awareness about climate change. And, in 2011, was made the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Island President. He spoke to the IBA’s Senior Reporter at the IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Myanmar lawyers advance in mission to build a representative national bar association Myanmar lawyers advance in mission to build a representative national bar association

The third meeting of the Myanmar Steering Committee for the establishment of an independent and representative national bar association, took place on 1 November 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar, facilitated by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). During the meeting committee members discussed the association’s draft constitution and by-laws which will be brought into force...

Thursday, 13 November 2014 Friday, 14 November 2014
Film - interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi Film - interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi became a worldwide symbol of freedom and democracy after spending 15 years of her life under house arrest. Since her release in 2010, she has gone from dissident to politician, and has spearheaded the drive for legal and political reform as leader of opposition party National League for Democracy and Chairperson of the Committee for the Rule of Law and Tranquillity. Here she discusses issues such as rule of law in the country and the key challenges facing the legal profession. November 201

Friday, 28 November 2014 Tuesday, 7 April 2015
IBAHRI calls for protection of lawyers in Pakistan following the murder of Samiullah Afridi IBAHRI calls for protection of lawyers in Pakistan following the murder of Samiullah Afridi

News release: Tuesday 24 March 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns unequivocally the murder of lawyer Samiullah Afridi on 17 March 2015, who was reportedly shot dead in an attack by unidentified assailants while on his way home in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Myanmar: the long road to reform - film Myanmar: the long road to reform - film

The IBAHRI presents the film 'Myanmar: the long road to reform'. Following decades of brutal military dictatorship, many hope that Myanmar is on the path to reform. However, while there are opportunities for change, significant challenges remain regarding the rule of law, foreign investment and development.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Wednesday, 3 February 2016
IBAHRI and Myanmar lawyers prepare for first independent lawyers’ association elections IBAHRI and Myanmar lawyers prepare for first independent lawyers’ association elections

News Release: Tuesday 28 July 2015. Today in Yangon, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) will conclude a series of fifteen two-day workshops aimed at assisting lawyers to prepare for the upcoming elections of the Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM), Myanmar’s first ever national, independent organisation of its kind. The ILAM’s elections are expected to take place in all fifteen administrative divisions in late September 2015.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, from the IBAHRI Open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, from the IBAHRI

Open Letter: 22 July 2015. We are writing on behalf of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to express our deep concern at the unprecedented number of lawyers, human rights activists and support staff who have faced arrest, questioning and detention in China since 9 July 2015.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 Thursday, 11 February 2016
IBAHRI report highlights extent of corruption in the Cambodian judiciary IBAHRI report highlights extent of corruption in the Cambodian judiciary

News release: Thursday 17 September 2015. In a report released today, the IBAHRI highlights the extent of corrupt influence – both political and financial – which is exerted over the judiciary in Cambodia, and its impact on human rights cases. The IBAHRI calls on the government of Cambodia to take immediate steps to rectify, both in law and practice, the situation which allows political pressure to be placed upon the judiciary by the authorities and to address the corruption in the Cambodian legal system.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 Monday, 18 January 2016
IBAHRI legal specialist to help Timor Leste establish first national bar association IBAHRI legal specialist to help Timor Leste establish first national bar association

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has placed a full-time legal specialist in Dili to provide assistance to the Timor Leste Government, Parliament and legal professionals, regarding the establishment of the country's first ever national bar association.

Monday, 2 November 2015 Wednesday, 16 December 2015
IBAHRI calls on international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar following UPR IBAHRI calls on international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar following UPR

News Release: Friday 6 November 2015. Following the review of Myanmar’s human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on UN Member States to maintain pressure on the Government of Myanmar to ensure its human rights obligations are met.

Friday, 6 November 2015 Friday, 6 November 2015
IBAHRI urges Australian PM to reconsider refugee relocation policy to Cambodia IBAHRI urges Australian PM to reconsider refugee relocation policy to Cambodia

News Release: Monday 16 November 2015. In an open letter to Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has asked that he reconsider Australia’s policy to relocate asylum-seeking refugees in Australia to Cambodia.

Sunday, 15 November 2015 Friday, 13 November 2015
IBAHRI examines the roles and responsibilities of Bar Associations in a  comparative report IBAHRI examines the roles and responsibilities of Bar Associations in a comparative report

'Understanding Bar Associations and their roles and responsibilities' examines how bar and lawyers organisations are formed in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The report illustrates how varying models adopted across jurisdictions tend to nonetheless share certain characteristics.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Borderless Asia: international arbitration and its role in ASEAN integration - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, December 2015 Borderless Asia: international arbitration and its role in ASEAN integration - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, December 2015

By Jacques S Lynn. It is beyond question that more and more corporations and companies across the Asia Pacific region have ceased to take on a nationalistic or purely domestic business model. In this era of globalisation, corporations from one country have transacted regularly with their foreign counterparts. These transactions are reflected and memorialised in contracts that contain, among others, clauses that outline the process of resolving disputes arising under said contracts.

Monday, 14 December 2015 Monday, 14 December 2015
IBAHRI urges China to uphold lawyers’ rights and implement UN recommendations to eradicate torture IBAHRI urges China to uphold lawyers’ rights and implement UN recommendations to eradicate torture

News Release: Friday 18 December 2015. Lawyers in China continue to experience improper interference in their professional work and serious violations of their legal rights. In this context, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on China to implement the latest recommendations made by the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UN Committee) and to respect in full the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers.

Monday, 21 December 2015 Saturday, 19 December 2015
IBA President and Aung San Suu Kyi open inaugural meeting of Myanmar’s first national independent lawyers’ association IBA President and Aung San Suu Kyi open inaugural meeting of Myanmar’s first national independent lawyers’ association

News Release: Wednesday 19 January 2016. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and David W Rivkin, President of the International Bar Association (IBA), last night opened the inaugural meetings of the Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM), the first national, independent professional organisation of lawyers in Myanmar.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Sanctity of Foreign Arbitration Proceedings Upheld by India’s Supreme Court - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, March 2016 Sanctity of Foreign Arbitration Proceedings Upheld by India’s Supreme Court - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, March 2016

By Neerav Merchant. Sanctity of Foreign Arbitration Proceedings Upheld by India’s Supreme Court - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, March 2016.

Friday, 12 February 2016 Friday, 12 February 2016
The call for Asian cultural diversity in the Australian legal profession - APRF, February 2016 The call for Asian cultural diversity in the Australian legal profession - APRF, February 2016

In Australia and beyond, 2015 has been a time of great reflection regarding issues of cultural diversity and the AALA has been leading the charge within the Australian legal profession. The article highlights two key points to possibly overcome this barrier being representation and mentoring.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 Thursday, 7 April 2016
IBAHRI urges review of China’s new law for foreign NGOs IBAHRI urges review of China’s new law for foreign NGOs

News Release: Monday 16 May 2016. China’s enactment of The Law on the Administration of Activities by Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations within the People’s Republic of China (the ‘Foreign NGO Law’), on 28 April 2016, which introduces onerous regulatory requirements on overseas not-for-profit organisations wishing to operate in China and brings their activities under the control of the Ministry of Public Security, is of deep concern to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

Monday, 16 May 2016 Thursday, 26 May 2016
IBAHRI condemns reported assault of lawyer in Chinese courtroom IBAHRI condemns reported assault of lawyer in Chinese courtroom

News release: Thursday 23 June 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the reported assault on lawyer and human rights activist Wu Liangshu by courtroom officers following his attempt to file a case in Qingxui District Court in Nanning, China.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 Thursday, 23 June 2016
Open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, from the IBAHRI (July 2016) Open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, from the IBAHRI (July 2016)

Saturday 09 July 2016. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Ambassador (ret) Hans Corell, have penned an open letter to the President of the People's Republic of China, expressing 'alarm that lawyers in China remain at grave risk' and demanding 'the immediate and unconditional release of all lawyers detained during the July 2015 crackdown'. The two Co-Chairs of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) have published the letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping to mark one year since C...

Saturday, 9 July 2016 Friday, 8 July 2016
Australian detention centres: ill-treatment ‘could be considered torture’ says UN rapporteur Australian detention centres: ill-treatment ‘could be considered torture’ says UN rapporteur

Recent footage of aboriginal boys being mistreated at an Australian juvenile detention centre provoked worldwide condemnation and prompted calls both within and outside the country for a full investigation into the misconduct.
The graphic images showed six aboriginal boys at the Don Dale detention centre in the Northern Territory being physically restrained, assaulted and teargassed by guards in a style akin to the notorious methods used in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

Thursday, 11 August 2016 Thursday, 11 August 2016
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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IBA Raises Concerns about Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill, Feb 2006 IBA Raises Concerns about Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill, Feb 2006

IBA Raises Concerns about Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Comments on Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill, 2005 Comments on Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill, 2005

Comments on Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Interrogation of Criminal Suspects in Japan – the Introduction of Electronic Recording, Dec 2003 Interrogation of Criminal Suspects in Japan – the Introduction of Electronic Recording, Dec 2003

Interrogation of Criminal Suspects in Japan – the Introduction of Electronic Recording

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
The Daiyo Kangoku (Substitute Prison) System of Police Custody in Japan The Daiyo Kangoku (Substitute Prison) System of Police Custody in Japan

The Daiyo Kangoku (Substitute Prison) System of Police Custody in Japan

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Justice in Jeopardy: Malaysia, 2000 Justice in Jeopardy: Malaysia, 2000

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Nepal in crisis - Justice Caught in the Cross-fire, Sept 2002 Nepal in crisis - Justice Caught in the Cross-fire, Sept 2002

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary (Pakistan), July 2007 The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary (Pakistan), July 2007

The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary: a report on the attempt to remove the Chief Justice of Pakistan

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
The Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Legal System of Pakistan, Dec 1998 The Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Legal System of Pakistan, Dec 1998

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary, Executive Summary (Pakistan), July 2007 The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary, Executive Summary (Pakistan), July 2007

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary, full report (Pakistan), July 2007 The struggle to maintain an independent judiciary, full report (Pakistan), July 2007

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Sri Lanka: Failing to Protect the Rule of Law and the Independence of the Judiciary, Nov 2001 Sri Lanka: Failing to Protect the Rule of Law and the Independence of the Judiciary, Nov 2001

Sri Lanka: Failing to Protect the Rule of Law and the Independence of the Judiciary

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 26 May 2009
IBA Resolutions - Resolution on Abolition of Daiyo Kangoku, 1995 IBA Resolutions - Resolution on Abolition of Daiyo Kangoku, 1995

Thursday, 3 July 2008 Friday, 24 April 2009
BA London - The Role of Bar Associations in Upholding the Rule of Law, Dr Phillip Tahmindjis BA London - The Role of Bar Associations in Upholding the Rule of Law, Dr Phillip Tahmindjis

Setting up a Bar Association in Afghanistan

Friday, 11 July 2008 Friday, 1 May 2009
Discipline and the Hong Kong Bar Discipline and the Hong Kong Bar

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
International Conference on India's New Merger Notification Regime, March 2008 International Conference on India's New Merger Notification Regime, March 2008

Friday, 18 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Nepal: IBA Condemns Crackdown on Lawyers and Breakdown of the Rule of Law, April 2006 Nepal: IBA Condemns Crackdown on Lawyers and Breakdown of the Rule of Law, April 2006

Thursday, 24 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
The Australian Bar Association Condemns Fijan Government's Decision to Ban International Bar Visit, Feb 2008 The Australian Bar Association Condemns Fijan Government's Decision to Ban International Bar Visit, Feb 2008

Media Release

Thursday, 24 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Prosperity versus individual rights? Human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Singapore, July 2008 Prosperity versus individual rights? Human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Singapore, July 2008

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
PRC Initial Announcement PRC Initial Announcement

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Friday, 8 May 2009
PRC List of Current Working Group Members PRC List of Current Working Group Members

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Friday, 8 May 2009
PRC Questionnaire PRC Questionnaire

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Wednesday, 24 September 2008
PRC Anti-Monopoly, Apr 2008 PRC Anti-Monopoly, Apr 2008

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Friday, 8 May 2009
PRC AntiMonopoly, Aug 2007 PRC AntiMonopoly, Aug 2007

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Friday, 8 May 2009
PRC AntiMonopoly (Chinese) PRC AntiMonopoly (Chinese)

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Friday, 8 May 2009
PRC AntiMonopoly (5) PRC AntiMonopoly (5)

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Friday, 8 May 2009
GB_Indonesia GB_Indonesia

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Antitrust in China by Shang Ming - Competition Law International, Feb 2009 Antitrust in China by Shang Ming - Competition Law International, Feb 2009

Article by Shang Ming, Director-General of the Anti-Monopoly Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, on the constantly evolving subject of antitrust in China.

Friday, 13 February 2009 Friday, 13 February 2009
Sri Lanka Programme Sept 09 Sri Lanka Programme Sept 09

Monday, 21 September 2009 Tuesday, 22 September 2009
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ISSUE LETTER TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ISSUE LETTER TO

Friday, 20 April 2012 Friday, 20 April 2012
Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World Workshop Report December 2014 Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World Workshop Report December 2014

Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World Workshop Report

Thursday, 11 December 2014 Thursday, 11 December 2014