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Friday, 20 April 2012 Monday, 5 June 2017
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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 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
Riches and responsibility -  Rebecca Lowe Riches and responsibility - Rebecca Lowe

China is destined to become the world’s largest economy, yet Western criticism of its governance both at home and abroad shows no sign of abating. Are such concerns valid or based on ignorance and envy?

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 Thursday, 30 June 2011
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
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
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
China’s internationalisation: M&A and law firm development highlight change China’s internationalisation: M&A and law firm development highlight change

Ten years ago, China was still very much in the nascent stages of opening up to the West. This was before a series of headline transactions escalated its modernisation, such as Beijing-headquartered Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s PC hardware division and Shuanghui International’s audacious $4.7bn takeover of Smithfield Foods in the US this year. Attuned to China’s escalating power in the global economy, Chinese law firms are gradually taking on Western characteristics.

Monday, 9 December 2013 Monday, 9 December 2013
Asia-Pacific: dispute between Japan and China remains in the balance Asia-Pacific: dispute between Japan and China remains in the balance

When US President Barack Obama touched down in Tokyo in April, one of his principal challenges was reassuring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Washington will uphold its binding commitments to defend Japan. Specifically, Obama emphasized that ‘The Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands.’

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 Tuesday, 6 May 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
China: rising economic power strengthens international influence of PRC and Hong Kong law China: rising economic power strengthens international influence of PRC and Hong Kong law

Hong Kong is the key financial and legal centre for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – the fast rising, global economic superpower – and its dealings with the rest of the world.

As an illustration of China’s economic might, its Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) revealed that the nation made direct investments into 5,090 overseas enterprises in 2013, with a total value of US$90.17bn in non-financial direct investments.

Monday, 4 August 2014 Tuesday, 5 August 2014
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
Chinese economic slowdown stokes fears of global downturn Chinese economic slowdown stokes fears of global downturn

China is slowing down. It’s not yet clear by how much, but its economy is certainly going through a transition that could be long and painful, and have an impact beyond its own borders.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Brussels tax decisions hit multinationals but could face legal challenges Brussels tax decisions hit multinationals but could face legal challenges

At the end of October, the European Commission declared that tax advantages obtained by two multinationals in different EU member states — Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands — constitute illegal state aid. Brussels wants each company to pay between €20m and €30m to the authorities in those countries to cover unpaid tax.

Friday, 13 November 2015 Tuesday, 17 November 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
Asia: China trade Asia: China trade

IBA Global Insight, February/March 2016. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is taking action to reduce the number of counterfeit goods on its sites. As the company looks to expand internationally, gaining the trust of major retailers will be key to driving success.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 Thursday, 18 February 2016
Climate justice: China’s ‘advanced’ new environmental law  Climate justice: China’s ‘advanced’ new environmental law

A little over a year ago China’s environment minister, Chen Jining, publicly declared that the country needed environmental laws with ‘iron teeth’. These fine words came as the country introduced its new Environmental Protection Law, brought into force on 1 January 2015. Since its introduction, the relevant ministry in China has imposed daily fines in over 400 environmental cases and has ordered operations to be restricted or stopped in over 1,500 cases.

Monday, 21 March 2016 Tuesday, 22 March 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
Asia: Panama Papers – no news is good news Asia: Panama Papers – no news is good news

IBA Global Insight June/July 2016. A third of all Mossack Fonseca’s business originated from its offices in Hong Kong and China. Local media coverage of the leaks has been inconsistent and, in some cases, actively censored by authorities fearing the consequences of these and further revelations.

Monday, 6 June 2016 Tuesday, 7 June 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
China's judicial reforms are no revolution China's judicial reforms are no revolution

IBA Global Insight, Aug/Sept 2016 - Recent court reforms should increase competency and help to reduce corruption
within the judiciary, but will not fundamentally challenge the status quo

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 Wednesday, 10 August 2016
China misses out again China misses out again

IBA Global Insight, Aug/Sept 2016 - The inclusion of China’s domestic shares on the widely followed MSCI index for emerging markets has been rejected again. The delay is likely to continue until the country pushes through capital markets reforms and is more transparent

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 Wednesday, 10 August 2016
IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China

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

Monday, 12 February 2018 Tuesday, 13 February 2018
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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ISSUE LETTER TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ISSUE LETTER TO

Friday, 20 April 2012 Friday, 20 April 2012
Antitrust Working Group Submission to China's SAIC, July 2014 Antitrust Working Group Submission to China's SAIC, July 2014

Antitrust Working Group Submission to China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce on the proposed rules on the prohibition of abuses of intellectual property rights for the purposes of eliminating or restricting competition - July 2014. English language

Monday, 21 July 2014 Monday, 21 July 2014