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Poverty and Human Rights Poverty and Human Rights

The IBAHRI believes that judges and lawyers from all countries have a special responsibility to protect economic and social rights.When the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) passed its Resolution on Poverty and Human Rights (May 2010) it recognised poverty as a chronic global problem and committed itself to leading all lawyers to appreciate the importance of economic, social and cultural rights, and to support legal professionals in advocating for these rights.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 Thursday, 25 August 2016
Zambia Zambia

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Zambia, including capacity building with the Zambian Law Society.

Monday, 26 January 2009 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Iraq Iraq

Details of the International Bar Assoication's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Iraq, including extensive training programmes.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 2017
Americas Americas

Work by regions - Americas

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Burundi Burundi

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Burundi, including a media trial observation in 2006.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
IBAHRI United Nations Programme IBAHRI United Nations Programme

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute has launched a United Nations (UN) Programme, focused on UN recommendations relating to the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession.

Monday, 17 November 2014 Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Bahrain Bahrain

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Bahrain

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Tunisia Tunisia

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Tunisia

Friday, 20 April 2012 Thursday, 8 June 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 Monday, 5 June 2017
Rwanda Rwanda

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Rwanda, including international criminal law training with the Kigali Bar Association.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Ecuador Ecuador

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

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
Afghanistan Afghanistan

The first ever Afghan bar association, AIBA, came to fruition on 30 July 2008 at a General Assembly in Kabul. The IBAHRI has been working in Afghanistan since 2004, helping to establish AIBA under a grant from the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the assistance of the International Legal Assistance Consortium. The IBAHRI was instrumental in drafting the legislation for creating the bar association in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice...

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the UPR Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the UPR

The IBAHRI has published a new thematic report, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the UPR , giving focus to the protection of LGBTI rights at an international level. The report gives a revealing overview of the role played by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in shaping the protection of LGBTI rights. The UPR itself, created in 2006 by the United Nations Human Rights Council, is a unique peer-to-peer assessment of all 193 UN states’ human rights performances.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 Friday, 17 February 2017
IBAHRI news releases 2012 IBAHRI news releases 2012

Friday, 22 February 2013 Friday, 6 January 2017
Amicus Curiae Briefs Amicus Curiae Briefs

On occasion, the IBAHRI submit amicus briefs on current cases. For more details on the cases for which these briefs have been submitted, USA, UK, Indonesia

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 Monday, 15 September 2014
Sudan Sudan

Details of IBAHRI work in Sudan, including international criminal law training with the Darfur Bar Association

Friday, 26 August 2011 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Human Rights Council 33rd Session – IBAHRI statements Human Rights Council 33rd Session – IBAHRI statements

At the 33rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which took place from 13th to30th September 2016, the IBAHRI made 3 statements to the Council on the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Swaziland, Hungary and in relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Issues.

Monday, 26 September 2016 Friday, 14 October 2016
Questionnaire: Lawyers at risk Questionnaire: Lawyers at risk

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) along with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers is a running a questionnaire to elicit information on threats to lawyers' security and independence and professional associations of lawyers. The questionnaire is framed on the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Training and Capacity Building Training and Capacity Building

Sharing expertise and skills across international boundaries is fundamental to strengthening the rule of law and supporting lawyers worldwide to defend and protect human rights.

Friday, 26 August 2016 Friday, 26 August 2016
'Waiting to disappear' International and Regional Standards for the Protection of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism 'Waiting to disappear' International and Regional Standards for the Protection of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism

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

Friday, 30 June 2017 Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Uganda Uganda

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Uganda.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) home International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) home

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) works to promote, protect and enforce human rights under a just rule of law. The IBAHRI operates under the belief in the fundamental right of the world’s citizens to have disputes heard and determined by an independent judiciary, and for judges and lawyers to be able to practise freely and without interference. In order to advance human rights and the rule of law across the globe the IBAHRI undertakes a variety of projects to build capacit

Friday, 25 April 2008 Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Poland Poland

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Poland, including fact-finding missions and trial observations.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Latest IBAHRI  News Latest IBAHRI News

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

Friday, 3 March 2017 Friday, 3 March 2017
South Africa South Africa

Details on the IBAHRI's activities in South Africa

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Tajikistan Tajikistan

Details of IBAHRI activities in Tajikistan

Friday, 28 June 2013 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Palestinian territories Palestinian territories

Details of the IBAHRI's work in the Palestinian territories

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 2017
Abolition of the death penalty Abolition of the death penalty

The IBAHRI’s Resolution on the Abolition of the Death Penalty, adopted by the IBAHRI Council in 2008, commits IBAHRI to promoting the end of this practice. The IBAHRI is committed to ensuring that the international legal limitations on the application of the death penalty are observed. We do this by supporting action on a ban and producing reports and reviews of the death penalty’s use, as well as advocating for total abolition.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 Wednesday, 24 August 2016
IBAHRI adopts Council Resolution on Climate Justice and Human Rights IBAHRI adopts Council Resolution on Climate Justice and Human Rights

Following the publication of the ground-breaking report ‘Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption’, the IBAHRI has adopted a ‘Council Resolution on Climate Justice and Human Rights’ which provides a comprehensive framework of IBAHRI’s commitments to the issue and calls upon international bodies to take concrete steps towards achieving climate justice.

Thursday, 18 August 2016 Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Freedom of Expression Freedom of Expression

The IBAHRI’s commitment to freedom of expression has led us to work in countries from South East Asia to Central Asia to provide training and support in an effort to protect this basic human right.

Friday, 5 September 2008 Friday, 26 August 2016
Mozambique Mozambique

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Mozambique, including capacity building and parliamentary strengthening.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
International Terrorism International Terrorism

As international terrorism gains increasing global prominence, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has examined the implications for international law and practice. To tackle this dynamic and often controversial area the IBAHRI convened a Task Force on Terrorism.

Thursday, 25 August 2016 Thursday, 30 March 2017
Georgia Georgia

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Georgia

Thursday, 16 December 2010 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
IBAHRI news releases 2016 IBAHRI news releases 2016

News releases from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute for 2016

Friday, 6 January 2017 Friday, 6 January 2017
Iran Iran

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Iran, including fact-finding, training and a twinning project with the Malaysian Bar Association.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 2017
IBAHRI statement to the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI statement to the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council

On 16 June 2016, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 32nd session. The statement focused particularly on Agenda Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 Monday, 18 July 2016
Ukraine Ukraine

Details of IBAHRI's activities in Ukraine

Thursday, 16 December 2010 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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 Monday, 5 June 2017
Angola Angola

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s work in Angola, including a fact-finding mission and human rights training.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 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
The Death Penalty The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty Under International Law

Monday, 18 August 2008 Monday, 5 January 2015
Libya Libya

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Libya

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 2017
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Sri Lanka

Monday, 9 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
MLFOE Redirect MLFOE Redirect

MLFOE redirect from http://www.mlfoe.org/

Thursday, 26 June 2014 Thursday, 13 April 2017
IBAHRI News 2016 IBAHRI News 2016

All of the 2016 news from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

Friday, 3 March 2017 Friday, 3 March 2017
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Details of the IBAHRI's work on the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Thursday, 6 December 2012 Thursday, 6 December 2012
Zimbabwe: Call for immediate compliance with court orders demanding release of lawyers Alec Muchahedama and Andrew Makoni Zimbabwe: Call for immediate compliance with court orders demanding release of lawyers Alec Muchahedama and Andrew Makoni

Zimbabwe: Call for immediate compliance with court orders demanding release of lawyers Alec Muchahedama and Andrew Makoni, May 2007

Tuesday, 29 April 2008 Monday, 8 April 2013
Singapore Singapore

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Singapore

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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 Wednesday, 7 June 2017
IBAHRI Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights  IBAHRI Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has convened a Task Force to analyse the links between illicit financial flows, poverty and human rights.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including fact-finding and capacity building with the Lubumbashi Bar Association.

Monday, 23 February 2009 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Armenia Armenia

Details of the IBAHRI's activity in Armenia.

Monday, 10 November 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Russia Russia

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institue (IBAHRI)'s activities in Russia, including a fact finding mission and trial observation.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
The Death Penalty Under International Law The Death Penalty Under International Law

IBAHRI Resolution on the abolition of the death penalty

Tuesday, 19 August 2008 Thursday, 15 November 2012
Egypt Egypt

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Egypt, including judicial training, 2011 and 2013 fact-finding missions.

Friday, 27 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 2017
Hungary Hungary

Monday, 10 September 2012 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Morocco Morocco

Details of the Intrnational Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Morocco

Thursday, 13 September 2012 Thursday, 8 June 2017
The Gambia The Gambia

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in The Gambia, including fact-finding and the trial observation of seven journalists

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Serbia Serbia

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Serbia.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Turkey Turkey

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Turkey.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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
Vietnam Vietnam

Detials of the IBAHRI's activities in Vietnam

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

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
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 Monday, 5 June 2017
IBAHRI news releases 2014 IBAHRI news releases 2014

Monday, 5 January 2015 Friday, 6 January 2017
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Details of IBAHRI activities in Azerbaijan

Friday, 2 May 2014 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 Tuesday, 27 June 2017
IBAHRI news releases 2015 IBAHRI news releases 2015

News releases from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Insitute for 2015

Monday, 4 January 2016 Friday, 6 January 2017
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Zimbabwe including a fact-finding mission and report, trial observations and capacity building.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Details of the IBAHRI's activity in the UK.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Kenya Kenya

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

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Lawyers at risk meet UN Special Rapporteur in Belgrade Lawyers at risk meet UN Special Rapporteur in Belgrade

On 11-12 June 2016 the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Human Rights House Network (HRHN) brought together human rights lawyers from across Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) for a special consultation with Monica Pinto, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Bringing together 50 lawyers from 16 different countries in Central Asia, the Balkans, Europe, North and South Caucasus, the discussion centred on the dangers, threats and barriers that law...

Monday, 27 June 2016 Thursday, 27 October 2016
IBAHRI news releases IBAHRI news releases

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

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 Friday, 6 January 2017
USA USA

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

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
Venezuela Venezuela

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

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia

Friday, 29 August 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
IBAHRI news releases 2013 IBAHRI news releases 2013

Thursday, 2 January 2014 Friday, 6 January 2017
Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights

Thursday, 23 April 2015 Thursday, 23 April 2015
Trial observations Trial observations

The IBAHRI sends independent experts to observe trials around the world to encourage compliance with fair trial standards and monitor and report upon legal proceedings.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008 Monday, 15 September 2014
Mexico Mexico

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

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Monday, 5 June 2017
Syria Syria

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

Thursday, 7 April 2011 Friday, 9 June 2017
Malawi Malawi

Details of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Malawi, including fact-finding and capacity building programmes.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Liberia Liberia

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Liberia

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Fact-finding  Fact-finding

The IBAHRI sends high-level, independent fact finding missions to countries where there are signs of a sudden deterioration in the rule of law and independence of the judiciary. All reports are available online in the relevant country sections.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008 Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Details on the IBAHRI's activities in Equatorial Guinea, including a 2003 fact-finding mission to Equatorial Guinea following increased concerns at reports of torture, unfair trials and threats to the rule of law in the country.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Timor Leste Timor Leste

IBA HRI East Timor

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

Details of the International Bar Assoication's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)'s activities in Cameroon, including advice on proposed legislation and a scoping mission.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Burma / Myanmar

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Swaziland Swaziland

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Swaziland

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
Lebanon Lebanon

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Lebanon

Thursday, 16 December 2010 Thursday, 8 June 2017
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity (SOGI) and Human Rights

Thursday, 1 July 2010 Thursday, 30 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
China China

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in China

Friday, 20 April 2012 Monday, 5 June 2017
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Zimbabwe: IBAHRI calls for action to end police abuses  Zimbabwe: IBAHRI calls for action to end police abuses

Zimbabwe: IBAHRI calls for action to end police abuses

Wednesday, 7 November 2007 Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Zimbabwe Committing Serious Violations of the African Charter Asserts the IBA Human Rights Institute in a Report to the African  Zimbabwe Committing Serious Violations of the African Charter Asserts the IBA Human Rights Institute in a Report to the African

Zimbabwe Committing Serious Violations of the African Charter Asserts the IBA Human Rights Institute in a Report to the African Commission

Friday, 18 May 2007 Wednesday, 4 February 2009
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
IBAHRI calls on Pakistan's Government to comply with Supreme Court ruling, September 2007 IBAHRI calls on Pakistan's Government to comply with Supreme Court ruling, September 2007

IBAHRI calls on Pakistan's Government to comply with Supreme Court ruling, September 2007

Monday, 17 September 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
Zimbabwe: IBAHRI calls for immediate end to unlawful detention, June 2008 Zimbabwe: IBAHRI calls for immediate end to unlawful detention, June 2008

Zimbabwe: IBAHRI calls for immediate end to unlawful detention, June 2008

Friday, 13 June 2008 Friday, 30 January 2009
IBA calls for international community to ensure no impunity for Kenya crimes  IBA calls for international community to ensure no impunity for Kenya crimes

Press release: 24 January 2008 - IBA calls for international community to ensure no impunity for Kenya crimes

Thursday, 24 January 2008 Thursday, 10 May 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
IBA Human Rights Institute Council adopts resolution on the abolition of the death penalty  IBA Human Rights Institute Council adopts resolution on the abolition of the death penalty

IBA Human Rights Institute Council adopts resolution on the abolition of the death penalty (2008)

Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Tuesday, 20 August 2013
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
IBAHRI express concern for safety of prominent human rights defenders in Serbia IBAHRI express concern for safety of prominent human rights defenders in Serbia

(21 February 2008) The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute has expressed grave concern for the safety of prominent human rights defenders in Serbia, following comments made by political party leaders inciting action against them.

Thursday, 21 February 2008 Monday, 28 January 2013
IBAHRI welcomes South African Government’s commitment to safeguarding judicial independence IBAHRI welcomes South African Government’s commitment to safeguarding judicial independence

IBAHRI welcomes South African Government’s commitment to safeguarding judicial independence

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 Thursday, 29 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
Guantanamo Bay Detainees are Entitled to Challenge their Detention in Court, IBAHRI Briefs US Supreme Guantanamo Bay Detainees are Entitled to Challenge their Detention in Court, IBAHRI Briefs US Supreme

The US Supreme Court has received a brief from the world’s leading international legal organisation stating that Guantanamo Bay detainees are entitled by law to challenge their detention in court.

Sunday, 25 January 2004 Tuesday, 18 December 2012
International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Alarmed at the Arrest of Peaceful Protesters in Zimbabwe International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Alarmed at the Arrest of Peaceful Protesters in Zimbabwe

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) Human Rights Institute voiced deep concern at the recent arrest of hundreds of peaceful protesters.

Monday, 24 November 2003 Thursday, 29 January 2009
Equatorial Guinea at the Crossroads: IBAHRI Urges Government and Judiciary to WorkTowards Modern Freedoms Equatorial Guinea at the Crossroads: IBAHRI Urges Government and Judiciary to WorkTowards Modern Freedoms

The people of Equatorial Guinea have almost no access to legal protection or many of the basic human rights, according to report released today by the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Human Rights Institute.

Friday, 17 October 2003 Thursday, 29 January 2009
IBAHRI Expresses Grave Concern at the Detention and Reports of Inhumane Treatment of Retired Judge in Zimbabwe IBAHRI Expresses Grave Concern at the Detention and Reports of Inhumane Treatment of Retired Judge in Zimbabwe

The International Bar Association (IBA) has today written to the Attorney General of Zimbabwe, Andrew Chigovera, to express grave concern about the arrest and detention of former Justice Fergie Blackie

Friday, 20 September 2002 Thursday, 29 January 2009
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHES GLOBAL TERRORISM TASK FORCE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHES GLOBAL TERRORISM TASK FORCE

INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHES GLOBAL TERRORISM TASK FORCE

Wednesday, 31 October 2001 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Rwanda can draw on the lessons learned in Eastern Europe-IBA brings new perspectives to the work of a post genocide... Rwanda can draw on the lessons learned in Eastern Europe-IBA brings new perspectives to the work of a post genocide...

Rwanda can draw on the lessons learned in Eastern Europe - The International Bar Association (IBA) brings new perspectives to the work of a post genocide constitution for Rwanda

Monday, 8 October 2001 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Significant improvement, but further changes necessary in Poland, IBAHRI-CCBE report states Significant improvement, but further changes necessary in Poland, IBAHRI-CCBE report states

Significant improvement, but further changes necessary in Poland, IBAHRI-CCBE report states

Tuesday, 9 September 2008 Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Znaczna poprawa, ale dalsze zmiany konieczne w Polsce - raport IBAHRI-CCBE Znaczna poprawa, ale dalsze zmiany konieczne w Polsce - raport IBAHRI-CCBE

Znaczna poprawa, ale dalsze zmiany konieczne w Polsce - raport IBAHRI-CCBE

Sunday, 30 December 2007 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
MacArthur Award recognises IBAHRI Co-Chair MacArthur Award recognises IBAHRI Co-Chair

241008: MacArthur Award recognises IBAHRI Co-Chair justice richard goldstone

Friday, 24 October 2008 Friday, 17 July 2009
ICC Fourth Monitoring Report - Press Release ICC Fourth Monitoring Report - Press Release

IBA ICC Press release monitoring report international criminal court april 2006

Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
IBA/ICC Fifth Monitoring Report - Press Release IBA/ICC Fifth Monitoring Report - Press Release

IBA says confidentiality and disclosure challenges in DRC cases were a major setback for the ICC, and the Court needs to press ahead to start its first trial IBA/ICC Fifth Monitoring Report - Press Release The ICC under Scrutiny: Assessing recent developments at the International Criminal Court

Tuesday, 11 November 2008 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
IBA welcomes Trial Chamber’s decision to lift stay of proceedings in the Lubanga case  IBA welcomes Trial Chamber’s decision to lift stay of proceedings in the Lubanga case

IBA welcomes Trial Chamber’s decision to lift stay of proceedings in the Lubanga case
IBA ICC Monitoring and outreach programme

Monday, 3 November 2008 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
IBA says all states parties to the ICC must adopt implementing legislation as a matter of urgency  IBA says all states parties to the ICC must adopt implementing legislation as a matter of urgency

IBA says all states parties to the ICC must adopt implementing legislation as a matter of urgency IBA ICC monitoring and outreach programme

Wednesday, 12 November 2008 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
IBAHRI calls for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes committed in Georgia IBAHRI calls for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes committed in Georgia

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute calls for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes committed in Georgia

Friday, 22 August 2008 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Further changes necessary in Poland, IBAHRI-CCBE report states  Further changes necessary in Poland, IBAHRI-CCBE report states

Significant improvement, but further changes necessary in Poland, IBAHRI-CCBE report states

Tuesday, 9 September 2008 Wednesday, 28 January 2009
IBAHRI welcomes Togo’s decision to abolish death penalty IBAHRI welcomes Togo’s decision to abolish death penalty

IBAHRI welcomes Togo’s decision to abolish death penalty

Friday, 26 June 2009 Friday, 3 July 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 condemns introduction of death penalty in Uganda for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ IBAHRI condemns introduction of death penalty in Uganda for ‘aggravated homosexuality’

IBAHRI condemns introduction of death penalty in Uganda for ‘aggravated homosexuality’

Wednesday, 4 November 2009 Wednesday, 4 November 2009
IBAHRI welcomes decision to amend Model Penal Code regarding death penalty IBAHRI welcomes decision to amend Model Penal Code regarding death penalty

IBAHRI welcomes decision to amend Model Penal Code regarding death penalty

Monday, 16 November 2009 Monday, 16 November 2009
IBAHRI welcomes permanent moratorium on death penalty in Russia, but urges full abolition IBAHRI welcomes permanent moratorium on death penalty in Russia, but urges full abolition

IBAHRI welcomes permanent moratorium on death penalty in Russia, but urges full abolition

Wednesday, 25 November 2009 Wednesday, 25 November 2009
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
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
IBAHRI passes resolution on sexual orientation IBAHRI passes resolution on sexual orientation

Today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) passed a resolution opposing discrimination, violence and other breaches of human rights directed against people on the grounds of their sexual orientation. Passed during the IBAHRI Council Meeting, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the same resolution adopts a policy favouring the global repeal of criminal laws imposing penalties for consensual, adult, private sexual conduct.

Thursday, 27 May 2010 Friday, 7 December 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 welcomes release of gay men but calls on Malawi to reform its laws IBAHRI welcomes release of gay men but calls on Malawi to reform its laws

Press release: 3 June 2010- The IBAHRI today welcomed the pardoning of two gay men in Malawi who had each been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for homosexual activity. Simultaneously, the IBAHRI called upon the Government of Malawi to reform its criminal laws by abolishing the criminalisation of homosexuality.

Thursday, 3 June 2010 Thursday, 10 May 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
Exclusive interview with Iranian stoning case lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei - film 2010 Exclusive interview with Iranian stoning case lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei - film 2010

Exclusive interview with Iranian stoning case lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei - film

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 Thursday, 26 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
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
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: 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
Panel discussion: death penalty in the USA Panel discussion: death penalty in the USA

details of the IBAHRI panel discussion on the death penalty in the USA, October 2010

Friday, 1 April 2011 Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Panel debate: Kenya's struggle for democratic reform, 2010 Panel debate: Kenya's struggle for democratic reform, 2010

On 19 April 2010 the IBAHRI hosted an open discussion on the highly-anticipated draft constitution in Kenya and its potential ability to deter future election-related violence.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 Thursday, 10 May 2012
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
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
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
Roundtable Discussion - Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders in Syria: A Watershed for the Rule of Law, 2011 Roundtable Discussion - Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders in Syria: A Watershed for the Rule of Law, 2011

On 28 July 2011, the IBAHRI launched its fact-finding report on Syria, Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders in Syria: a Watershed for the Rule of Law, with a discussion on the main findings and conclusions of the report

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 Tuesday, 17 July 2012
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
Panel discussion: Launch of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report on rule of law in Zimbabwe Panel discussion: Launch of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report on rule of law in Zimbabwe

On Wednesday 21 September 2011 the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) launched its fact-finding report on Zimbabwe, in Johannesburg, South Africa.The expert panel discussed the findings and recommendations of the report, and the future of Zimbabwe, three years on from the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

Friday, 30 December 2011 Friday, 30 November 2012
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
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
Human Right Institute calls for the release of the UAE 5 Human Right Institute calls for the release of the UAE 5

The Human Rights Institute (HRI), an independent entity of the International Bar Association, calls on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to immediately release the activists Ahmed Mansoor, Nasser bin Ghaith, Fahad Salim Dalk, Ahmed Abdul-Khaleq, and Hassan Ali al-Khamis.

Thursday, 3 November 2011 Thursday, 3 November 2011
Interview with Haitham al-Maleh - film Interview with Haitham al-Maleh - film

October 2011 - The IBA interviews leading Syrian political activist and former judge Haitham al-Maleh, who founded the Syrian Human Rights Association in 2001 and has been arrested several times for speaking out against the government. In 2009, Maleh was convicted of spreading false and malicious information that would ‘affect the morale of the nation’, and spent 18 months in prison. He has since left the country and now travels around the world speaking out against abuses of the al-Assad regime.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 Friday, 27 April 2012
IBAHRI at Dubai Annual Conference 2011 - The Right to a Fair Trial and case of the ‘UAE5’’  IBAHRI at Dubai Annual Conference 2011 - The Right to a Fair Trial and case of the ‘UAE5’’

On 4 November 2011, the IBAHRI hosted an expert discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the ‘UAE 5' trial with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, at the IBA Rule of Law Symposium. Panellists discussed fair trial concerns in the case of the ‘UAE5’, a group of pro-democracy activists who are being tried under state security procedures before the UAE’s Federal Supreme Court.

Friday, 23 November 2012 Thursday, 6 December 2012
Panel discussion - Justice at a Crossroads: The Legal Profession and the Rule of Law in the New Egypt, 2011 Panel discussion - Justice at a Crossroads: The Legal Profession and the Rule of Law in the New Egypt, 2011

On 28 November 2011 the IBAHRI hosted a panel discussion at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, to discuss the findings and recommendatiosn of the IBAHRI fact-finding report. A podcast of the discussion is available on this page.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The IBAHRI welcomes Clinton's speech on gay rights The IBAHRI welcomes Clinton's speech on gay rights

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today praised a speech given by US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 Friday, 7 December 2012
IBAHRI welcomes acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim and calls on Malaysia to decriminalise homosexual acts IBAHRI welcomes acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim and calls on Malaysia to decriminalise homosexual acts

News release: 12 January 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI welcomes the acquittal of the Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charges. Simultaneously, IBAHRI calls on the Government of Malaysia to reform its criminal law and abolish the criminalisation of homosexual acts.

Thursday, 12 January 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
IBAHRI urges new Egyptian parliament to reform freedom of association laws without delay IBAHRI urges new Egyptian parliament to reform freedom of association laws without delay

News release: 18 January 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on Egypt’s newly elected Parliament to protect by law, and respect in practice, the right of freedom of association of Egypt’s citizens. The IBAHRI considers it imperative that legislative reform with regard to freedom of association – a basic human right – be prioritised by Parliament.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 Thursday, 25 October 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 expresses concern at continued detention of Judge Afiuni  IBAHRI expresses concern at continued detention of Judge Afiuni

News release: 13 February 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has today written to the Venezuelan authorities urging them to take immediate steps to release Judge María Lourdes Afiuni from house arrest. In an open letter, addressed to President Hugo Rafael Chavez.

Monday, 13 February 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
IBAHRI calls for the immediate release of  Malawian lawyer Ralph Kasambara IBAHRI calls for the immediate release of Malawian lawyer Ralph Kasambara

News release: 20 February 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls for the immediate release on bail of Malawian lawyer Ralph Kasambara – former Attorney-General of Malawi and former Commissioner of the Malawi Human Rights Commission. Mr Kasambara has been held in arbitrary detention since 13 February, despite two court orders commanding his release on bail.

Monday, 20 February 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute  publishes 2011 Annual Report International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute publishes 2011 Annual Report

News release: 23 February 2012 - The 52-page publication provides insight into the global activities of the IBAHRI, including: capacity building, fact-finding, trial observations, and training, as well as a number of advocacy initiatives and thematic programmes working towards the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights under a just rule of law and the independence of the judiciary across the globe.

Thursday, 23 February 2012 Thursday, 25 October 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
Syria: UN receives letter of support for Syrian lawyers from international legal professional organisations Syria: UN receives letter of support for Syrian lawyers from international legal professional organisations

IBA press release: 14 March 2012 - Today, the world’s major international organisations representing the legal profession jointly sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, in support of the lawyers of Syria, reportedly being harassed, imprisoned and abused for participating in peaceful dissent or representing Syrian citizens involved in protests.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 Friday, 27 April 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
Illicit financial flows – a violation of human rights? New international task force to explore  Illicit financial flows – a violation of human rights? New international task force to explore

News release: 4 April 2012 - An international task force comprised of leading academics, tax experts, and lawyers has been convened to analyse how illicit financial flows – specifically the proceeds of tax abuse – contribute to poverty and subsequently affect the enforcement of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) across the globe.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 Thursday, 22 June 2017
Sao Paulo Public Defender’s Office to distribute 5,000 copies of IBAHRI combating torture training manual across Brazil Sao Paulo Public Defender’s Office to distribute 5,000 copies of IBAHRI combating torture training manual across Brazil

News release: 4 April 2012 - Public defenders across Brazil are to be equipped with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) manual Protecting Brazilians against Torture: A Manual for Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders and Lawyers.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 Thursday, 25 October 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
Egypt fact-finding mission, 2011 Egypt fact-finding mission, 2011

In June 2011 an IBAHRI delegation undertook a fact-finding mission to Egypt to examine the challenges facing the legal profession prior to and in the months immediately after Egypt’s revolution. A report detailing the mission's findings and recommendations was subsequently released.

Thursday, 30 June 2011 Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Training for judges, 2008 Training for judges, 2008

In July 2008, the IBAHRI carried out a workshop for Egyptian judges. The training was based on the principles outlined by the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 Wednesday, 25 April 2012
El IBAHRI muestra preocupación ante el acoso en contra de los abogados de la jueza Afiuni, José Amalio Graterol y Thelma Fernánd El IBAHRI muestra preocupación ante el acoso en contra de los abogados de la jueza Afiuni, José Amalio Graterol y Thelma Fernánd

Comunicado de prensa: 24 de abril 2012 - El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados] (IBAHRI) ve con preocupación los informes que llegan desde Venezuela con respecto al acoso contra los abogados que están representando a la jueza María Lourdes Afiuni, quien se encuentra actualmente en régimen de arresto domiciliario.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 Thursday, 26 April 2012
Raising awarness for human rights in Iran with The Times, 2011 Raising awarness for human rights in Iran with The Times, 2011

On 13 September 2011 the IBAHRI participated in an event, hosted by The Times, to raise awareness for human rights issues in Iran. The event marks one year since the sentencing to death of Mohammadi Ashtiani, for adultery.

Sunday, 30 October 2011 Thursday, 26 April 2012
Legal aid study tour to South Africa for Iranian Lawyers, 2011 Legal aid study tour to South Africa for Iranian Lawyers, 2011

In April 2011, the IBAHRI brought six Iranian professors from Mofid University, Qom, to Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, for a legal aid study visit.

Saturday, 30 April 2011 Thursday, 26 April 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
Twinning project with the Iran Bar and the Malaysian Bar,  2009 Twinning project with the Iran Bar and the Malaysian Bar, 2009

In January 2009, the IBAHRI supported the Directors of the Iran Central Bar Association to visit the Malaysian Bar Council, as the first activity in a planned ongoing twinning arrangement.

Friday, 30 January 2009 Thursday, 26 April 2012
Legal Aid Clinics Workshops, 2008 & 2009  Legal Aid Clinics Workshops, 2008 & 2009

The IBAHRI conducted a second workshop on legal clinics and legal aid in Tehran in April 2009, following the success of the Conference on Legal Aid and Clinical Legal Education in November 2008.

Thursday, 30 October 2008 Monday, 22 October 2012
Iran fact-finding mission, 2008 Iran fact-finding mission, 2008

In July 2007, the IBA President Fernando Pombo led an IBAHRI delegation visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hosted by the Iran Bar Association in Tehran and Mofid University in Qom, the delegation met with a wide range of legal stakeholders.

Sunday, 30 November 2008 Thursday, 26 April 2012
Universal legal framework against terrorism, 2006 - 2007 Universal legal framework against terrorism, 2006 - 2007

The IBA worked with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to organise training workshops on the universal legal framework against terrorism and its application. Training took place with participants from all regions of Iraq.

Sunday, 30 December 2007 Friday, 27 April 2012
Iraq humanitarian law training, 2004 - 2007 Iraq humanitarian law training, 2004 - 2007

From July 2004 to October 2007 the IBAHRI carried out legal training in the field of international humanitarian law for judges and prosecutors who may be involved in the conduct of trials of people charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide under international criminal law in Iraq’s criminal courts.

Sunday, 30 December 2007 Friday, 27 April 2012
Iraq human rights training, 2006 - 2009 Iraq human rights training, 2006 - 2009

The IBAHRI, with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), ran training programmes for Iraqi lawyers, judges and prosecutors in international human rights law.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Iraqi Higher Tribunal training, 2005 Iraqi Higher Tribunal training, 2005

In February, March and August 2005 the IBAHRI began training sessions for high-ranking judges and prosecutors from the Iraqi Higher Tribunal (IHT) on international criminal law and war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Tuesday, 30 August 2005 Friday, 27 April 2012
Iraq expert media comment, 2004 - 2006 Iraq expert media comment, 2004 - 2006

The IBA's Executive Director, Mark S Ellis, acted as the on-air legal advisor during the trial of Saddam Hussein.

Saturday, 30 December 2006 Friday, 27 April 2012
Syria fact-finding mission, 2011 Syria fact-finding mission, 2011

An IBAHRI delegation travelled to Syria in March 2011, the same week as popular unrest started to spread across the country, to examine the independence of the legal profession and courts in Syria in relation to the treatment of human rights defenders and lawyers.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Poland fact-finding mission, 2007 Poland fact-finding mission, 2007

The IBAHRI, in conjunction with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) coordinated a high-level delegation visit to Poland in September 2007 to investigate allegations of a range of legislative encroachments into the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession.

Friday, 30 November 2007 Friday, 27 April 2012
Poland fact-finding misson, 2008 Poland fact-finding misson, 2008

In June 2008, the IBAHRI and CCBE conducted a follow-up visit to Poland to assess progress in implementing the recommendations made in its November 2007 report.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 Friday, 27 April 2012
Poland trial observation, 2009 Poland trial observation, 2009

In November 2009, the IBAHRI conducted a trial observation for the case of Judge Miroslaw Wyrzykowski, a Judge of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal on trial for omitting certain information from an affidavit required under the Lustration Act.

Monday, 30 November 2009 Friday, 27 April 2012
The Khodorkovsky Trial Observation Report, 2011 The Khodorkovsky Trial Observation Report, 2011

On 20 September 2011 the IBAHRI released an extensive report on the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The IBAHRI is the only organisation who had a full-time observer based in Moscow attending all sessions from 2009-2011.

Friday, 4 May 2012 Friday, 4 May 2012
Russia fact-finding mission, 2005 Russia fact-finding mission, 2005

In April 2005, the IBAHRI sent a high level delegation to Russia following a proposal by the Russian Government to increase its power over judicial appointments. In June 2005 the IBAHRI released a report detailing its findings and conclusions.

Thursday, 30 June 2005 Friday, 4 May 2012
Angola fact-finding mission, 2003 Angola fact-finding mission, 2003

In April 2003, the IBAHRI conducted a fact-finding mission to Angola to assess the administration of justice and to recommend steps to create a fully functioning justice system after the civil war.

Wednesday, 30 July 2003 Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Angola human rights training, 2012 Angola human rights training, 2012

At the end of March 2012 the IBAHRI held two four-day training sessions on international human rights law for 70 members of the Angolan judiciary, prosecutors and lawyers.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012 Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Cameroon review of proposed legislation, 2003 Cameroon review of proposed legislation, 2003

In 2003, the IBA was invited by the UK Government, with the agreement of the Minister of Justice for the Republic of Cameroon, to review the draft Criminal Procedure Code.

Monday, 30 June 2003 Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Cameroon scoping mission, 2008 Cameroon scoping mission, 2008

The IBAHRI sent a delegation to Cameroon in December 2008 for a scoping study on torture in prisons and police and gendarmerie stations.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 Tuesday, 8 May 2012
DRC fact-finding mission, 2009 DRC fact-finding mission, 2009

In 2009 the IBAHRI sent a delegation to DRC to conduct a thorough examination of the failing justice system. Following the mission the IBAHRI released a report detailing the delegation's findings and recommendations.

Sunday, 30 August 2009 Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Panel discussion: A debate on business and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2009 Panel discussion: A debate on business and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2009

The IBAHRI and ILAC hosted an open discussion on the exploitation of natural resources, incidences of sexual violence, and the needs and failings of the justice system in the DRC, to launch the release of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009 Thursday, 10 May 2012
DRC capacity building, 2010 - 2012 DRC capacity building, 2010 - 2012

The IBAHRI recruited a legal specialist to spend eight months working with the Lubumbashi Bar to strengthen their continuing legal education programme.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 Thursday, 10 May 2012
DRC legal workshops, 2010 - 2011 DRC legal workshops, 2010 - 2011

The IBAHRI Legal Specialist organised four workshops during his mandate with the Lubumbashi Bar Association, focused on legal aid and pro bono work, business and human rights, corruption and international criminal law.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 Monday, 22 October 2012
The Gambia fact-finding mission, 2006 The Gambia fact-finding mission, 2006

A delegation visited the Gambia in June 2006 in response to concerns regarding the status of the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the ability of the legal profession to exercise its professional duties freely.

Sunday, 30 July 2006 Thursday, 10 May 2012
The Gambia trial observation, 2009 The Gambia trial observation, 2009

The IBAHRI followed the trial of seven journalists in The Gambia for alleged sedition and criminal defamation, subsequently releasing a report detailing the findings and conclusions of the trial observation.

Monday, 1 February 2010 Thursday, 12 June 2014
Kenya fact-finding mission, 1996 Kenya fact-finding mission, 1996

In November 1996, the IBA conducted a mission to Kenya to report on the legal system and the independence of the judiciary.

Saturday, 30 November 1996 Thursday, 10 May 2012
Kenya fact-finding mission, 2009 Kenya fact-finding mission, 2009

The IBAHRI conducted a mission to Kenya in early October 2009 to participate in a needs assessment of the Kenyan justice system.

Sunday, 28 February 2010 Thursday, 10 May 2012
Malawi fact-finding mission, 2002 Malawi fact-finding mission, 2002

In May 2002, the IBAHRI undertook a fact finding mission to Malawi to assess the functioning of the legal system and its compliance with international and regional standards on the rule of law, in particular human rights standards.

Friday, 30 August 2002 Thursday, 10 May 2012
Malawi capacity building, 2004 Malawi capacity building, 2004

In 2004 the IBAHRI undertook capacity building with the Malawi Law Society (MLS), following the findings and recommendations of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report in 2002. Recommendations suggested that the MLS should be provided with international assistance to reform and develop its activities.

Wednesday, 30 June 2004 Thursday, 10 May 2012
Malawi capaicty building, 2007 Malawi capaicty building, 2007

Due to the success of the IBAHRI’s capacity building project with the Malawi Law Society (MLS) in 2004, a second Legal Specialist was placed in Malawi in February 2007 for a six-month period supported by the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA).

Wednesday, 28 February 2007 Thursday, 10 May 2012
Malawi fact-finding mission, 2012 Malawi fact-finding mission, 2012

The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Malawi in January 2012 to assess the state of the rule of law in the country, with a focus on independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. A report detailing the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the mission will be issued in the first quarter of 2012.

Monday, 23 January 2012 Tuesday, 11 December 2012
The Westminster Consortium workshop on human rights and the role of parliaments, 2011 The Westminster Consortium workshop on human rights and the role of parliaments, 2011

The IBAHRI and The Westminster Consortium (TWC) hosted a workshop for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff in London, bringing together members, parliamentary officials and local partners from Georgia, Lebanon, Morocco, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, Uganda and Ukraine for a two-day workshop on human rights and the role of parliaments across the globe.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 Thursday, 17 May 2012
Parliamentary strengthening in Mozambique, 2010 Parliamentary strengthening in Mozambique, 2010

Since becoming part of The Westminster Consortium (TWC) in 2009, IBAHRI has committed to run courses focusing on the role of parliaments in upholding the rule of law and the implementation of constitutional and human rights obligations. In Mozambique the IBAHRI worked with the Centre for Human Rights of Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.

Thursday, 30 December 2010 Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Mozambique capacity building, 2005 Mozambique capacity building, 2005

In December 2005, the IBAHRI completed the second phase of a capacity building project with the Mozambique Bar Association (MBA), building upon the achievements of the first phase assisting the MBA in strengthening its internal operations and management.

Friday, 30 December 2005 Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Rwanda international criminal law training, 2011 Rwanda international criminal law training, 2011

The IBAHRI training workshop, organised in collaboration with the Kigali Bar Association, offered 60 lawyers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of international criminal law, including the definition of international crimes, individual criminal responsibility, protection of victims and witnesses and victims’ participation in the proceedings, rights of the defence and prosecution before domestic tribunals.

Saturday, 30 July 2011 Wednesday, 23 May 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
IBAHRI calls for immediate release of four ICC staff detained in Libya IBAHRI calls for immediate release of four ICC staff detained in Libya

News release: 12 June 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls for the immediate release of four staff members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) who have been arbitrarily detained in Libya since 7 June, after meeting with Mr Saif al-Islam Gaddafi who is suspected by the ICC of crimes against humanity. Reportedly the four staff members were initially held at an unknown location then later moved to jail without having access to counsel or external contacts.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Detención del abogado de la jueza Afiuni, José Amalio Graterol, condenada por el IBAHRI Detención del abogado de la jueza Afiuni, José Amalio Graterol, condenada por el IBAHRI

El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la International Bar Association) (IBAHRI) condena el arresto del señor José Amalio Graterol, abogado de María Lourdes Afiuni, la jueza venezolana suspendida del cargo, encarcelada durante 14 meses y bajo arresto domiciliario desde febrero de 2011 tras liberar bajo fianza a un hombre que había estado en prisión preventiva sin audiencia por un periodo de dos años, en contra del Código Penal venezolano y del Derecho I

Friday, 8 June 2012 Monday, 18 June 2012
Latin America to host first consultation meeting of IBAHRI Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights Latin America to host first consultation meeting of IBAHRI Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights

News release: 14 June 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights will hold its first high level multi-stakeholder consultation meeting in Latin America Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 14 June 2012. The aim of the consultation is to obtain a regional perspective on issues relating to the impact of tax abuses and transnational crimes on poverty and the realisation of economic and social rights in Latin America.

Thursday, 14 June 2012 Thursday, 25 October 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
Release of ICC Staff in Libya welcomed by IBAHRI Release of ICC Staff in Libya welcomed by IBAHRI

News release: 02 July 2012 - The IBAHRI welcomes the release today of four International Criminal Court (ICC) staff members detained in Zintan, Libya, since 7 June 2012. Their detention of 26 days followed a visit by ICC counsel Melinda Taylor with Mr Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi – son of Libya’s deposed and now deceased president, Muammar Gaddafi – indicted by the ICC for crimes against humanity.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Arrest of Darfur Bar Association members of concern to IBAHRI Arrest of Darfur Bar Association members of concern to IBAHRI

News release: 03 July 2012 - The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute is concerned by the arrest and detention of four members of the Darfur Bar Association on 1 July 2012 in Khartoum, Sudan.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Abolition of death penalty in Morocco - closed consultation meeting Abolition of death penalty in Morocco - closed consultation meeting

News release: 16 July 2012 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and senior members of the Moroccan legal profession, together with civic organisations supporting abolition of the death penalty, have held a closed consultation meeting, at the British Embassy in Rabat. They discussed the role of lawyers, and in particular bar associations, in advocating for abolition de jure of the death penalty in Morocco.

Monday, 16 July 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Abolition de la peine de mort au Maroc - séance de consultation à huis-clos Abolition de la peine de mort au Maroc - séance de consultation à huis-clos

L’Institut des droits de l’homme de l’International Bar Association (IBAHRI), des membres de la profession juridique, ainsi que la société civile marocaine abolitionniste ont tenu une séance de consultation à huis-clos à l’ambassade britannique de Rabat. Ils y ont discuté le rôle des avocats, notamment les associations de barreaux dans le combat pour l’abolition de la peine de mort en droit marocain.

Monday, 16 July 2012 Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Baroness Helena Kennedy appointed new Co-Chair of IBAHRI Baroness Helena Kennedy appointed new Co-Chair of IBAHRI

News release: 6 August 2012 - The IBAHRI today announced Baroness Helena Kennedy QC as its new Co-Chair. A member of the House of Lords; Chair of Justice (the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists); President of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African studies; and Principal at Mansfield College, Oxford University, Baroness Kennedy is the first female co-chair of the IBAHRI and joins existing Co-Chair Sternford Moyo.

Monday, 6 August 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
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
Panel discussion - Rule of Law in Malawi: The Road to Recovery, 3 September 2012 Panel discussion - Rule of Law in Malawi: The Road to Recovery, 3 September 2012

On 3 September 2012 the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) held a high-level panel discussion in Lilongwe, Malawi, to launch its fact-finding report Rule of Law in Malawi: The Road to Recovery.

Friday, 31 August 2012 Wednesday, 12 September 2012
IBAHRI publishes report on Malawi’s road to recovery and holds high-level discussion on progress and challenges IBAHRI publishes report on Malawi’s road to recovery and holds high-level discussion on progress and challenges

News release: 3 September 2012 - The IBAHRI concludes in an investigative report published today, that the state of the rule of law in Malawi is ‘on the road to recovery’ but that some important issues still need to be remedied in order for Malawi to fully restore the rule of law.

Monday, 3 September 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Hungary – Threat to the independence of the judiciary and rule of law of concern to IBAHRI  Hungary – Threat to the independence of the judiciary and rule of law of concern to IBAHRI

News release: 10 September 2012 - In a report published today – Courting Controversy: the Impact of the Recent Reforms on the Independence of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Hungary– the IBAHRI calls on the Government of Hungary to respect the decision of the country’s Constitutional Court and to repeal the new legislative provisions that lowered the mandatory age of retirement for judges to 62 years, forcing the immediate retirement of more than 270 justices.

Monday, 10 September 2012 Thursday, 1 November 2012
Legal seminar: The legal profession and the abolition of the death penalty in Morocco, October 2012 Legal seminar: The legal profession and the abolition of the death penalty in Morocco, October 2012

The IBAHRI held a seminar for the Moroccan legal profession as part of the first Regional Congress about the abolition of the death penalty, 18-20 October 2012, Morocco.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Dr Phillip Tahmindjis, IBAHRI Director, awarded Member of the Order of Australia  Dr Phillip Tahmindjis, IBAHRI Director, awarded Member of the Order of Australia

News release: 25 September 2012 - Dr Phillip Tahmindjis Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for meritorious service to the international legal community and for his steadfast contributions to, and advocacy in respect of, the promotion and protection of human rights, globally.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
Jailed Iranian lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani,  wins 2012 IBA Human Rights Award   Jailed Iranian lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani, wins 2012 IBA Human Rights Award

News release: 10 October 2012 - Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar AssociationHuman Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland, where Mr Soltani’s daughter, Maede Soltani, and fellow Iranian lawyer, Mahnaz Parakand, accepted the Award on his behalf.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 Friday, 2 November 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
First Regional Congress about the death penalty to take place in Morocco First Regional Congress about the death penalty to take place in Morocco

The abolition of the death penalty in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will be the subject of debate at the first Regional Congress about the death penalty being held in partnership by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI); organisers, Together Against the Death Penalty (Ensemble contre la peine de mort – ECPM); the Moroccan Organisation for Human Rights (OMDH) and The Moroccan Coalition against the Death Penalty (CMCPM).

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Friday, 19 October 2012
Hungary fact-finding mission, 2012 Hungary fact-finding mission, 2012

The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Hungary in March 2012 to assess the state of the rule of law in the country, with a focus on independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. A report detailing the mission's findings and recommendations was subsequently released.

Friday, 23 March 2012 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Burundi media trial observation, 2006 Burundi media trial observation, 2006

Following concerns over the political motivation behind charges levied against four journalists from Burundi, the IBAHRI sent an international observer to Bujumbura in December 2006 to attempt to determine whether the trial and subsequent appeal hearings had been conducted in accordance with international standards. A subsequent report containing findings and conlusions was released.

Thursday, 9 February 2006 Saturday, 9 February 2013
Equatorial Guinea fact-finding, 2003 Equatorial Guinea fact-finding, 2003

In July 2003, the IBA conducted a fact-finding mission to Equatorial Guinea following increased concerns at reports of torture, unfair trials and threats to the rule of law in the country. A subsequent report detailing the mission's findings and conclusions was released.

Thursday, 25 October 2012 Thursday, 25 October 2012
South African Litigation Centre South African Litigation Centre

The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) based in Johannesburg, South Africa is the first organisation of its kind in the region dedicated to the training and support of lawyers litigating human rights and rule of law issues.

Wednesday, 26 October 2005 Friday, 26 October 2012
 South Afrcia, advice on proposed legislation, 2006  South Afrcia, advice on proposed legislation, 2006

In response to a call for comments from the South African Government, in April 2006, the IBAHRI issued a report considering aspects of the two South African judicial reform bills that were open for public comment.

Thursday, 26 October 2006 Friday, 26 October 2012
South Africa fact-finding, 2008 South Africa fact-finding, 2008

Following concerns regarding South Africa’s Constitutional Amendment Bill and the Superior Courts Bill on judicial independence in South Africa, the IBAHRI conducted a fact-finding visit in May 2008. A high level delegation met with key stakeholders to develop a fuller picture of the situation following suggestions that the Bills may be re-enacted in their original form. Following the mission, IBAHRI released a report detailing findings and conclusions.

Sunday, 26 October 2008 Friday, 26 October 2012
Swaziland fact-finding, 2003 Swaziland fact-finding, 2003

In January 2003, the IBAHRI sent a mission to Swaziland following concern for the deterioration of the rule of law. Following the mission the IBAHR Ireleased a detailed report containing findings and recommendations.

Thursday, 30 January 2003 Friday, 26 October 2012
Swaziland, advice on proposed legislation, 2003 Swaziland, advice on proposed legislation, 2003

In 2003, the IBAHRI conducted a review of the draft Swaziland consitution and issued a report entitled 'Swaziland: Striving for Democratic Governance: An Analysis of the Draft Swaziland Constitution'.

Saturday, 30 August 2003 Friday, 26 October 2012
Swaziland human rights training, 2005 Swaziland human rights training, 2005

The IBAHRI conducted a five-day Colloquium for Swaziland’s judges and magistrates in 2005, on the subject of human rights, in the context of Swaziland imminently adopting a new Constitution.

Monday, 26 September 2005 Friday, 26 October 2012
Swaziland capacity building, 2005 Swaziland capacity building, 2005

The IBAHRI assisted in the creation of a database of decisions of the courts in Swaziland to enhance the rule of law in the country. A searchable system was constructed with judgments uploaded and available online. They will also be available on CD for those without internet access.

Saturday, 26 March 2005 Friday, 26 October 2012
Swaziland anti-terrorism laws report, 2009 Swaziland anti-terrorism laws report, 2009

The IBAHRI worked in conjunction with Amnesty International to release a report on Swaziland's new anti-terrorism laws. The report deems the laws as a threat to the protection of human rights in the country.

Monday, 26 October 2009 Friday, 26 October 2012
Uganda fact-finding, 2007 Uganda fact-finding, 2007

The IBAHRI sent a high-level delegation to Uganda in June 2007 to investigate the independence of the legal profession. A report entitled 'Judicial independence undermined: a report on Uganda' was subsequently released, detailing the mission's findings and conclusions.

Friday, 26 October 2007 Friday, 26 October 2012
Uganda parliamentary strengthening, 2010 - 2011 Uganda parliamentary strengthening, 2010 - 2011

Uganda particpated in the joint initiative of the IBAHRI and The Westminster Consortium, undertaking parliamentary strengthening and human rights training.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 Friday, 26 October 2012
Armenia training, 2008 Armenia training, 2008

IBAHRI training for trainee judges on international fair trial standards; the administration of justice during states of emergencies; approaches to judicial reasoning and judgement making.

Friday, 26 October 2012 Monday, 5 September 2016
United Kingdom, amicus brief, 2005 United Kingdom, amicus brief, 2005

The IBAHRI, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the International Commission of Jurists made submissions to the UK House of Lords concerning the admissibility in UK proceedings of evidence obtained in torture.

Wednesday, 26 October 2005 Wednesday, 2 April 2014
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
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
IBAHRI book on reforming Brazilian justice system to launch at House of Lords, Monday 5 November IBAHRI book on reforming Brazilian justice system to launch at House of Lords, Monday 5 November

News release 02 November 2012 - Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will host a launch event on Monday 5 November at 12h30 at the House of Lords, London, UK, for the newly published book Another System Is Possible: Reforming Brazilian Justice. Speakers confirmed for the event are Minister Alexandre Parola from the Embassy of Brazil; Kate Smith, Director, Americas, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and Lord Daniel Brennan QC

Friday, 2 November 2012 Friday, 2 November 2012
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
IBAHRI applauds inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in historic UNGA Resolution on extrajudicial killings IBAHRI applauds inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in historic UNGA Resolution on extrajudicial killings

The IBAHRI applauds the retention of reference to ‘sexual orientation’ and the inclusion of ‘gender identity’ in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions [A/C.3/67/L.36] which was voted in with a significant majority, on 20 November 2012.

Friday, 23 November 2012 Friday, 23 November 2012
IBAHRI calls on President Morsi to respect the independence of the judicial system in upholding the rule of law  IBAHRI calls on President Morsi to respect the independence of the judicial system in upholding the rule of law

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today expresses concern in relation to amendments to Egypt’s Constitutional Declaration recently announced by President Mohamed Morsi.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Parliamentary training, 2010 - 2011 Parliamentary training, 2010 - 2011

Since becoming part of The Westminster Consortium (TWC) in 2009, the IBAHRI has committed to run courses focusing on the role of parliaments in upholding the rule of law and the implementation of constitutional and human rights obligations.

Monday, 28 November 2011 Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Georgia fact-finding mission, 2012 Georgia fact-finding mission, 2012

In April 2012 the IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Georgia to investigate the challenges and opportunities for the legal profession in strengthening the rule of law in Georgia.

Monday, 25 June 2012 Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2001 Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2001

An IBAHRI delegation of distinguished international judges and lawyers visited Zimbabwe between 12 March 2001 and 18 March 2001

Friday, 30 November 2001 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe capacity building, 2002 Zimbabwe capacity building, 2002

In 2002, the IBA sent three legal specialists to Zimbabwe to work with the Law Society (LSZ). Activities included organising training, developing a website, coordinating a workshop on UN Mechanisms and the African Commission and training in ethics, office management, human rights and trust management.

Saturday, 30 November 2002 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe trial observation, 2005 Zimbabwe trial observation, 2005

The IBAHRI sent a Trial Observer to Zimbabwe’s Provisional Magistrate’s Court in Bulawayo to hear a trial concerning 29 members of the human rights group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA).

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2007 Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2007

The IBAHRI sent a team of experts for a fact-finding visit to Zimbabwe in August 2007. The visit was prompted by increasing international, regional and domestic concerns at the apparent erosion of the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

Friday, 30 November 2007 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe media activity, 2005 - 2008 Zimbabwe media activity, 2005 - 2008

The IBAHRI has heavily criticised the detention of human rights activists in Zimbabwe.

Sunday, 30 November 2008 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe trial observation, 2008 Zimbabwe trial observation, 2008

In June 2008 there were a series of arrests made prior to the run off elections. Many of those arrested were practising lawyers, and in some cases were carrying out their professional duties at the time of arrest.

Sunday, 30 November 2008 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe trial observation, 2009 Zimbabwe trial observation, 2009

On 25 June 2009, the IBAHRI sent a trial observer to the hearing of Jestina Mukoko and other political abductees before the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe.

Monday, 30 November 2009 Thursday, 31 January 2013
Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2011 Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2011

The IBAHRI undertook a two week mission to Zimbabwe, in June 2011, to investigate progress of the rule of law in Zimbabwe. The subsequent report, Zimbabwe: time for a new approach, illustrates how the rule of law is still under threat in many areas in Zimbabwe. The issues of independence of the Attorney-General and the judiciary and justice for victims of violence during the 2008 elections remain current and must be addressed before the next elections.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 Friday, 30 November 2012
Continued reform required to strengthen the rule of law in Georgia new IBAHRI report states Continued reform required to strengthen the rule of law in Georgia new IBAHRI report states

News release: 3 December 2013 - In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has urged the new Georgian government to put justice sector reform at the heart of its agenda and take action to promote the independence of the legal profession and strengthen the rule of law in Georgia.

Monday, 3 December 2012 Tuesday, 25 June 2013
IBAHRI calls for an end to intimidation, deportation and detention of human rights lawyers in the United Arab Emirates IBAHRI calls for an end to intimidation, deportation and detention of human rights lawyers in the United Arab Emirates

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today calls for the UAE authorities to make a public statement on the whereabouts of detained human rights lawyers, their treatment in detention and the reasons for their arrest. The IBAHRI is deeply concerned by the worsening situation for human rights lawyers in the UAE and calls for those illegally detained to be released immediately.

Thursday, 6 December 2012 Thursday, 6 December 2012
The IBAHRI and the LGBTWG joint statement on David Kato in Uganda The IBAHRI and the LGBTWG joint statement on David Kato in Uganda

The IBAHRI and the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender Working Group (LGBTWG) released a joint statement calling for justice in the case of David Kato, Ugandan human rights lawyer and LGBT activist who was beaten to death in his home in Uganda.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 Friday, 7 December 2012
IBAHRI calls for inclusion of justice and the rule of law in post-2015 UN development agenda IBAHRI calls for inclusion of justice and the rule of law in post-2015 UN development agenda

To coincide with International Human Rights Day (10 December), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the growing global consensus that the rule of law is a precondition for sustainable peace and development at both national and international levels. Further, the IBAHRI calls for the inclusion of justice and the rule of law as an independent goal in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda.

Monday, 10 December 2012 Monday, 10 December 2012
IBAHRI discusses human rights in Hungary at German Bar Association panel discussion IBAHRI discusses human rights in Hungary at German Bar Association panel discussion

On Monday 11 December 2012, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) will participate in a high-level panel discussion, organised by the German Bar Association and Amnesty International, entitled ‘Lawyers for Human Rights in Europe’. An expert panel will discuss the current human rights situation in Hungary, in light of recent legislative reforms that have raised concerns over the rule of law and the freedom of the press in the country.

Friday, 7 December 2012 Monday, 10 December 2012
Continued reform required to strengthen the rule of law in Georgia new IBAHRI report states - Georgian language version Continued reform required to strengthen the rule of law in Georgia new IBAHRI report states - Georgian language version

News release: 3 December 2013 [Georgia language version) - In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has urged the new Georgian government to put justice sector reform at the heart of its agenda and take action to promote the independence of the legal profession and strengthen the rule of law in Georgia. - Georgian language version

Monday, 3 December 2012 Tuesday, 25 June 2013
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
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
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
Bahrain capacity building, 2013 Bahrain capacity building, 2013

The IBAHRI has obtained a grant from the European Union for a capacity-building project in Bahrain to assist the Government in implementing certain recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI).

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 Thursday, 19 June 2014
Liberia capacity building, 2010 Liberia capacity building, 2010

In August 2010, the IBAHRI placed a legal specialist in Liberia to conduct a 10 day review of the Liberian National Bar Association’s (LNBA) institutional capacities and to develop a strategic plan for capacity building, training and long-term support

Monday, 11 January 2010 Friday, 11 January 2013
Zambia capacity building, 2009 Zambia capacity building, 2009

The IBAHRI has placed a legal specialist in Zambia from April to August 2009, to assist the Law Association of Zambia in developing capacity and pushing forward to develop a high quality programme of continuing legal education for Zambian legal professionals.

Sunday, 11 January 2009 Friday, 11 January 2013
Serbia, advice on proposed legislation, 2003 Serbia, advice on proposed legislation, 2003

In 2003, the IBAHRI was asked by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and with the agreement of the Serbian Ministry of Justice, to review the Draft Law on Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities in Prosecuting Persons Guilty of War Crimes.

Tuesday, 28 January 2003 Monday, 28 January 2013
Turkey combating torture training, 2004 Turkey combating torture training, 2004

The IBAHRI received funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to run a series of workshops to promote the manual 'Combating Torture: A Manual for Judges and Prosecutors' in Ankara in 2004.

Wednesday, 28 January 2004 Monday, 28 January 2013
Ukraine parliamentary strengthening, 2010-2012 Ukraine parliamentary strengthening, 2010-2012

In December 2012 seclected chapters of the IBAHRI/ TWC Handbook on human rights and parliaments were translated into Ukranian and launched in conjuntion with the Ukraininan Parliament's Committee for Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations.

Monday, 28 January 2013 Monday, 28 January 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
Lebanon parliamentary strengthening, 2010 - 2011 Lebanon parliamentary strengthening, 2010 - 2011

Since becoming part of The Westminster Consortium (TWC) in 2009, IBAHRI has committed to run courses focusing on the role of parliaments in upholding the rule of law and the implementation of constitutional and human rights obligations

Sunday, 6 February 2011 Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Lebanon parliamentary strengthening, 2013 Lebanon parliamentary strengthening, 2013

At the end of February 2013 the IBAHRI will undertake a two-day training for parliamentary staff. The training will take place at the Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies (AIPTLS), serving the 22 members of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), located in the Lebanese Parliament.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Welcome to IBAHRI-news March 2013 Welcome to IBAHRI-news March 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 Tuesday, 5 November 2013
IBAHRI publishes Annual Report 2012 IBAHRI publishes Annual Report 2012

News release: 28 February 2013 - Published today, the 2012 Annual Report of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) shows an expansion in the geographical reach and thematic scope of the Institute’s activities promoting and protecting human rights and independence of the judiciary and legal profession worldwide.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Lebanon hosts launch of IBAHRI and TWC human rights handbook for members and staff of  Arab parliaments Lebanon hosts launch of IBAHRI and TWC human rights handbook for members and staff of Arab parliaments

News release: 27 February 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and The Westminster Consortium (TWC) will jointly launch the Arabic translation of Human Rights and Parliaments: Handbook for Members and Staff, at the Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies (AIPTLS), in the Lebanese Parliament, on 27 February 2013.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 Thursday, 28 March 2013
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
IBAHRI expresses concern over the posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, Russia   IBAHRI expresses concern over the posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, Russia

Statement: 18 March 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses concern over the posthumous reopening of criminal proceedings against Sergei Magnitsky, raising several procedural issues.

Monday, 18 March 2013 Tuesday, 2 July 2013
IBA calls for the immediate release of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa IBA calls for the immediate release of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

News release: 18 March 2013 - The International Bar Association (IBA) calls for the immediate release of Beatrice Mtetwa – former president of the Law Society of Zimbabwe and prominent human rights lawyer. Ms Mtetwa was arrested on Sunday 17 March on charges of obstructing the course of justice and remains in police custody despite a high court order for her release.

Monday, 18 March 2013 Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Hungarian Constitutional Court restrictions of great concern to IBAHRI Hungarian Constitutional Court restrictions of great concern to IBAHRI

News release: 22 March 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is deeply concerned by the Hungarian Parliament’s adoption of a Fourth Amendment to the Hungarian Fundamental Law (the Constitution) that further limits the authority of the Constitutional Court.

Friday, 22 March 2013 Monday, 25 March 2013
Iran urged to stop infringements on the independence of the legal profession by global lawyers’ body Iran urged to stop infringements on the independence of the legal profession by global lawyers’ body

News release: 26 March 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges Iran’s government to withdraw a proposed bill to effectively bring the Iranian Bar Association under the control of the judiciary, removing any remaining independence afforded to the legal profession.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 Tuesday, 26 March 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
Sudan international criminal law training, 2011 Sudan international criminal law training, 2011

The IBAHRI, in partnership with the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Centre (HRSJ) at London Metropolitan University, conducted training on human rights and international criminal law for members of the Darfur Bar Association.

Monday, 25 April 2011 Thursday, 25 April 2013
Tunisia judicial human rights training, 2012- on-going Tunisia judicial human rights training, 2012- on-going

The IBAHRI has partnered with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and CEELI Institute to undertake a series of workshops, aiming to train the majority of Tunisian judges on human rights and judging in a democratic society.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Libya human rights training, 2009 Libya human rights training, 2009

The IBAHRI carried out human rights training for lawyers, journalists, academics, medical professionals and human rights activists, at the al-Fateh University, Tripoli, across 2009.

Saturday, 25 April 2009 Thursday, 25 April 2013
Palestinian territories human rights training, 2006 Palestinian territories human rights training, 2006

The training focused on human rights law with an emphasis on women’s rights; rule of law; and the independence of the judiciary. An overview of the law on international armed conflict and professional ethic was also given.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007 Thursday, 25 April 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
Interviews on John Ruggie's UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - film Interviews on John Ruggie's UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - film

Interview with Rae Lindsay of Clifford Chance and Yasmin Batliwala of A4ID (Advocates for International Development), a global charity committed to ensuring legal support is available for those involved in the fight against poverty.

In this interview, they discuss the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how they may apply to the legal world.

Monday, 20 May 2013 Monday, 10 March 2014
Argentina’s controversial judicial reform of great concern to IBAHRI Argentina’s controversial judicial reform of great concern to IBAHRI

News release: 18 June 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is deeply concerned about the negative impact recent legislative reform in Argentina will have on the ability of the country’s judges to administrate justice. In a confidential letter to the Argentine President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the human rights group formally expressed its apprehension...

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 Tuesday, 18 June 2013
La controvertida reforma judicial de la Argentina causa enorme preocupación en el IBAHRI La controvertida reforma judicial de la Argentina causa enorme preocupación en el IBAHRI

El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados, IBAHRI] ve con enorme preocupación el impacto negativo que tendrá la reciente reforma legislativa en la Argentina sobre la capacidad de los jueces del país de administrar justicia. En una carta confidencial enviada a la presidenta argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, el grupo de derechos humanos expresó formalmente sus temores.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Tajikistan scoping mission, Expert Opinon, 2013 Tajikistan scoping mission, Expert Opinon, 2013

In June 2013 the IBAHRI undertook a scoping mission to examine the capacity of the Tajik National Bar Association and to assess the scope for IBAHRI technical assistance and capacity building support.

Friday, 28 June 2013 Monday, 10 March 2014
Women’s rights in Darfur, capacity building, training, 2013 Women’s rights in Darfur, capacity building, training, 2013

The IBAHRI has partnered with the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Centre at the London Metropolitan University (HRSJ) to build the capacity of Sudanese lawyers to address human rights violations of women and girls living in Darfur, and particularly those living in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.

Monday, 8 July 2013 Friday, 28 March 2014
ICC’s reliance on live witness testimony at a crossroads states new IBA report  ICC’s reliance on live witness testimony at a crossroads states new IBA report

News release: 11 July 2013 - A new International Bar Association (IBA) report published today examines and assesses the achievements, challenges and needs of witnesses in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), and finds that the Court’s extensive reliance on witnesses is fraught with challenges.

Thursday, 11 July 2013 Monday, 29 July 2013
IBAHRI report on rule of law and judiciary in Egypt to follow in-country mission IBAHRI report on rule of law and judiciary in Egypt to follow in-country mission

Media advisory note:18 July 2013 - An International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Cairo, Egypt. The delegation was mandated to examine the state of Egypt’s rule of law with a particular focus on the independence of the judiciary, and to produce a report of the findings thereafter.

Thursday, 18 July 2013 Friday, 19 July 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
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
IBAHRI calls for release of Bangladeshi human rights lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan IBAHRI calls for release of Bangladeshi human rights lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan

News release: 20 August 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls for the release of prominent human rights lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of the Bangladeshi human rights organisation Odhikar, who was arrested on 10 August 2013 and accused of ‘publishing false images and information’ and ‘disrupting the law and order situation’ of Bangladesh. Having been denied bail, Mr Khan remains in detention following the arrest by several officers from the ...

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 Friday, 30 August 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
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
Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights - IBAHRI Task Force report Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights - IBAHRI Task Force report

This new IBAHRI report addresses tax abuses from the novel perspective of human rights law and policy. Based on extensive consultation from diverse perspectives, the expert Task Force offers unique insight into the links between tax abuses, poverty and human rights. This report analyses the responsibilities and remedies to counter tax abuse and delivers specific recommendations for states, businesses and the legal profession.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 Thursday, 23 April 2015
Malawi human rights training, 2013 Malawi human rights training, 2013

The IBAHRI in partnership with the Malawi Law Society is coordinating a workshop for human rights trainers in Malawi. The two-day event will engage lawyers in the use of regional human rights mechanisms. In particular, the session will focus on sexual minority rights protection.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 Wednesday, 18 September 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
IBAHRI welcomes release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and urges Iran to release lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani and other political prisoners IBAHRI welcomes release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and urges Iran to release lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani and other political prisoners

News release: 24 September 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the release of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2010 for spreading ‘propaganda against the State’ and ‘collusion with the aim to weaken national security’. She was released on Wednesday 18 September 2013 with no prior warning.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 Tuesday, 24 September 2013
IBA welcomes the adoption of the Code of Conduct for the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court  IBA welcomes the adoption of the Code of Conduct for the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

News release: 25 September 2013 - The International Bar Association (IBA) welcomes the adoption of the Code of Conduct for the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) on 5 September 2013. The Code, which now exists alongside a number of other documents regulating the conduct of ICC officials, establishes minimum standards of professional conduct expected of members of the OTP, and others carrying out work on behalf of the OTP...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Facilitating tax abuses could constitute violation of international human rights concludes  new IBAHRI Task Force Report Facilitating tax abuses could constitute violation of international human rights concludes new IBAHRI Task Force Report

News release: 9 October 2013 - A new International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) Task Force report, finds that actions of states that encourage or facilitate tax abuses, or that deliberately frustrate the efforts of other states to counter tax abuses, could constitute a violation of their international human rights obligations, particularly with respect to economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR).

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Somalia’s Abukar Hassan Ahmed receives 2013 IBA Human Rights Award  Somalia’s Abukar Hassan Ahmed receives 2013 IBA Human Rights Award

News release: 10 October 2013 - Somalian constitutional and international law professor Abukar Hassan Ahmed has been presented with the 2013 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award. The honour was conferred for his dedication to the fight for human rights and the rule of law in Somalia.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 Tuesday, 5 November 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
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
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
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
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
IBA mourns and celebrates Nelson Mandela, Founding Honorary President of its Human Rights Institute IBA mourns and celebrates Nelson Mandela, Founding Honorary President of its Human Rights Institute

News release: 05 December 2013 - The International Bar Association (IBA) joins the international community in expressing sadness at the announcement of the death of Mr Rolihlahla Dalibhunga ‘Nelson’ Mandela, Founding Honorary President of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and international ambassador for democracy and freedom.

Thursday, 5 December 2013 Friday, 6 December 2013
International legal experts reflect on human rights on the 65th anniversary of the signing of the UDHR International legal experts reflect on human rights on the 65th anniversary of the signing of the UDHR

News release: 10 December 2013 - To mark International Human Rights Day (10 December 2013) legal luminaries in discussion with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), reflect on the status of human rights on this, the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Present and former IBAHRI Officers reflect on the status of human rights on this, the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 Wednesday, 11 December 2013
IBAHRI analyses Tajikistan’s draft law reform for the legal profession and publishes recommendations IBAHRI analyses Tajikistan’s draft law reform for the legal profession and publishes recommendations

News release: 12 December 2013 - In an Expert Opinion published today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the Tajik Government’s efforts to reform the law relating to the legal profession, and provides recommendations to improve the current draft law on advocacy and the bar.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 Wednesday, 22 January 2014
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
IBAHRI welcomes Khodorkovsky pardon after unfair trial IBAHRI welcomes Khodorkovsky pardon after unfair trial

News release: 20 December 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the pardon of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in light of its 2011 trial observation report, which found that proceedings did not meet international fair trial standards. Further, the IBAHRI calls for the immediate release of his business partner, Platon Lebedev.

Friday, 20 December 2013 Friday, 20 December 2013
IBAHRI deplores Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill  IBAHRI deplores Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

News release: 20 December 2013 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the adoption of an anti-homosexuality law by the Parliament of Uganda, prescribing life imprisonment for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ in Uganda.

Friday, 20 December 2013 Friday, 20 December 2013
Afghanistan, democracy, and the rule of law subjects of paper published today by IBAHRI  Afghanistan, democracy, and the rule of law subjects of paper published today by IBAHRI

News release: 27 January 2014 - The opportunities for democracy and the rule of law in Afghanistan and the challenges the country faces in regard to these concepts are the focus of a paper published today by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). Authored by IBAHRI Director Dr Phillip Tahmindjis AM, Rule of Law, Democracy and the Legal Profession in the Afghan Context: Challenges and Opportunities, provides a unique perspective from someone who has worked with the Afghani...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Morocco, national conference on the death penalty, January 2014  Morocco, national conference on the death penalty, January 2014

The IBAHRI, in partnership with the Moroccan human rights organisation Adala, held a national conference on the death penalty in Rabat, Morocco. The conference provided a platform for domestic abolitionist networks, including the newly established network of lawyers, to collaborate on an advocacy strategy for penal reform relating to the death penalty in Morocco.

Thursday, 23 January 2014 Thursday, 23 January 2014
Panel discussion - Challenges to the Independence of Judges and Prosecutors in Egypt, 10 February 2014                        Panel discussion - Challenges to the Independence of Judges and Prosecutors in Egypt, 10 February 2014

On 10 February 2014, the IBAHRI held a panel discussion on the independence of the judiciary and prosecution services in Egypt, at The Law Society of England and Wales. At a time when Egypt’s two last presidents are on trial, and amid calls for intervention by the International Criminal Court, the timely discussion addressed the key challenges for independent trials in Egypt.

Monday, 27 January 2014 Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Nigeria’s criminalisation of same-sex unions and associations condemned by IBAHRI  Nigeria’s criminalisation of same-sex unions and associations condemned by IBAHRI

News release: 30 January 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the criminalisation of anyone who ‘performs, witnesses, aids or abets’ a same-sex marriage ceremony in Nigeria following the signing into law of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill by the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan earlier this month.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 Thursday, 30 January 2014
IBA welcomes repeal of Ukraine's anti-protest laws and calls for release of arrested peaceful protesters  IBA welcomes repeal of Ukraine's anti-protest laws and calls for release of arrested peaceful protesters

News release: 29 January 2014 - The Ukrainian Government’s recent adoption of a series of ‘anti-protest’ laws severely restricting freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and undermining the protection of human rights has been of deep concern to the body representing the global legal profession, the International Bar Association (IBA).

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Egypt: future government urged to promote independence of the judiciary by IBAHRI  Egypt: future government urged to promote independence of the judiciary by IBAHRI

News release: 10 February 2014 - In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the future Egyptian government to take action to promote the independence of the judiciary and prosecution services, in order to strengthen the rule of law in Egypt.

Monday, 10 February 2014 Friday, 14 February 2014
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
Global human rights body urges Uganda’s president not to sign Anti-homosexuality Bill Global human rights body urges Uganda’s president not to sign Anti-homosexuality Bill

News release: 21 February 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that stipulates a sentence of life imprisonment for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ in Uganda.

Friday, 21 February 2014 Friday, 21 February 2014
Inspiring film about justice defender Beatrice Mtetwa to be distributed across Africa by IBA and film’s director Inspiring film about justice defender Beatrice Mtetwa to be distributed across Africa by IBA and film’s director

News release: 24 February 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA), in collaboration with independent filmmaker Lorie Conway of Boston Film and Video Productions, announces a programme to provide free DVDs of the recently released documentary Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, schools, law societies, law firms, religious groups, and other constituencies across Africa.

Monday, 24 February 2014 Monday, 24 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
Global view of challenges and dangers facing lawyers and judges highlighted in IBAHRI Annual Report 2013  Global view of challenges and dangers facing lawyers and judges highlighted in IBAHRI Annual Report 2013

News release: 13 March 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) 2013 Annual Report, published today, presents some of the numerous challenges and dangers facing many lawyers and judges across the globe who are striving to promote and protect the fundamental principles of human rights. Details of trial observations undertaken by the IBAHRI in Turkey, Venezuela and Zimbabwe provide specific analysis of some of the difficulties...

Thursday, 13 March 2014 Thursday, 29 January 2015
First global live IBA interview with Michael Kirby, Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea First global live IBA interview with Michael Kirby, Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

News release: 18 March 2014 - The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, Chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea and chief author of a recently released report accusing North Korea’s regime of committing ‘unspeakable atrocities’, will, in the first live International Bar Association (IBA) webcast of 2014, discuss the report’s findings; the new approach he brought to fact-finding; and the call for the UN to act.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 Monday, 31 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
IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare prize winner showcases ground-breaking Amazon sustainability project at Stockholm World Forests Summit IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare prize winner showcases ground-breaking Amazon sustainability project at Stockholm World Forests Summit

News release: 20 March 2014 - Brazilian prosecutor Daniel César Azeredo Avelino will present his prize-winning project ‘Green Municipalities’ at the World Forests Summit in Stockholm today. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Instituto Innovare jointly awarded Mr Avelino the Special Category Prize for ‘Justice and Sustainability’ in 2012 for his innovative project, which aims to stop deforestation in the northern Brazilian state of Pará completely by 2020.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Thursday, 20 March 2014
Gay rights in Africa taking a great leap backwards Gay rights in Africa taking a great leap backwards

IBA Global Insight April/May 2014: Despite international condemnation, influential African states such as Uganda and Nigeria have passed laws that criminalise homosexuality, undermining fundamental human rights and attacking basic freedoms.

Friday, 28 March 2014 Thursday, 3 April 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
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
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
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
Panel discussion - Azerbaijan: Freedom of expression on trial,  2 May 2014 Panel discussion - Azerbaijan: Freedom of expression on trial, 2 May 2014

On 2 May 2014, the IBAHRI held a panel event on fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases in Azerbaijan. The event took place in Baku, Azerbaijan and marked the launch of the IBAHRI fact-finding report Azerbaijan: Freedom of Expression on Trial.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 Monday, 16 June 2014
New IBAHRI report urges Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases New IBAHRI report urges Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases

News release: 1 May 2014 - In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases. Specifically, the IBAHRI calls on the government to take active steps to establish effective mechanisms, consistent with international standards, to protect journalists.

Thursday, 1 May 2014 Monday, 16 June 2014
Film - Azerbaijan: Freedom of expression on trial Film - Azerbaijan: Freedom of expression on trial

In a report released in May 2014, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urged the Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases.

This short film gives a summary of the report, its findings and recommendations, with contributions from the delegates who visited Azerbaijan on the fact-finding mission of December 2013.

Thursday, 1 May 2014 Monday, 16 June 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
Annulment of controversial provisions in Turkey’s judicial reform law, welcomed by IBAHRI  Annulment of controversial provisions in Turkey’s judicial reform law, welcomed by IBAHRI

News release: 25 April 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the recent decision by the Constitutional Court of Turkey to overturn controversial provisions of a judicial reform law enacted earlier this year tightening government control of the judiciary and consequently violating the principle of the separation of powers.

Friday, 25 April 2014 Friday, 25 April 2014
Turkey Trial Observation, the 'KCK lawyers', 2012 - ongoing   Turkey Trial Observation, the 'KCK lawyers', 2012 - ongoing

In 2013 the IBAHRI continued its trial observation of a large body of Turkish lawyers who are accused of being members
of the unlawful organisation Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), said to be the political wing of the proscribed terrorist
organisation, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The charges against the lawyers stem from their involvement with
the case of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan...

Saturday, 12 May 2012 Monday, 12 May 2014
Turkey Trial Observation, Members of the Istanbul Bar Association, 2013 - 2014 Turkey Trial Observation, Members of the Istanbul Bar Association, 2013 - 2014

The IBAHRI observed the trial of ten Turkish lawyers who are board members of the Istanbul Bar Association, including Umit Kocasakal, President of the Istanbul Bar Association. The lawyers have been charged due to their involvement in the ‘Operation Sledgehammer’ military coup case. The ten lawyers represented the defendants in this case in April 2012, after the original defence counsel abstained from a hearing in protest at the perceived lack of adherence to fair trial processes...

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 Friday, 1 May 2015
Tax abuses, human rights and the law to be debated by expert panel Tax abuses, human rights and the law to be debated by expert panel

News release: 12 May 2014 - Where should the line between legitimate tax avoidance and immoral tax abuse be drawn? And what are the responsibilities of governments, corporations and legal professionals in combating tax abuse? These are the primary questions to be addressed at a high-level panel event being held on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at the Arnolfini Dark Studio in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Monday, 12 May 2014 Monday, 12 May 2014
Webcast interview and Q&A with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - film Webcast interview and Q&A with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - film

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the interviewee for a wide-ranging IBA webcast and Q&A, broadcast on Friday 30 May 2014 as part of the IBA's webcast series.

A South African of Indian Tamil origin, Ms Pillay served as the first non-white female judge of the High Court of South Africa and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda before taking up her post at the UN in 2008.

Monday, 12 May 2014 Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Panel discussion - Tax abuses, poverty and human rights, 13 May 2014 Panel discussion - Tax abuses, poverty and human rights, 13 May 2014

On Tuesday 13 May 2014, the IBAHRI, the University of Bristol Law School and Policy Bristol co-hosted an expert panel debate on tax justice issues, at the Arnolfini Dark Studio in Bristol, England.

Thursday, 15 May 2014 Thursday, 15 May 2014
Tajik bar associations and IBAHRI co-host major discussion on requirements for a new bar system  Tajik bar associations and IBAHRI co-host major discussion on requirements for a new bar system

News release - 22 May 2014: Coinciding with the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of the first Tajik Bar Association (26 May) a major seminar bringing together 150 local, regional, and international key stakeholders will be held in Tajikistan to share expertise on best practices for bar associations and to discuss the requirements for a new bar system for the country.

Thursday, 22 May 2014 Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Azerbaijan fact-finding, 2013 Azerbaijan fact-finding, 2013

The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Azerbaijan in December 2013, to assess the extent to which fair trial rights are adhered to during so called 'freedom of expression' cases. The mission report and short film,, detailing findings and recommendations, were launched at a panel event in Baku, Azerbaijan in May 2014.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 Friday, 29 August 2014
Egypt fact-finding, 2013 Egypt fact-finding, 2013

The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Cairo, Egypt in June 2013. The mission aimed to investigate the independence of the judiciary and prosecution immediately prior to the fall of the Morsi regime, as well as during the dramatic political transition in recent months.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 Wednesday, 4 June 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
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
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
Egypt: IBAHRI urges new government to strengthen independence of the judiciary in light of  recent convictions Egypt: IBAHRI urges new government to strengthen independence of the judiciary in light of recent convictions

News release: 1 July 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses grave concern over the recent swathe of controversial judgments issued by the Egyptian courts, including: condemning significant numbers of Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death; giving lengthy prison sentences to protesters, human rights defenders and journalists; and curtailing important fundamental rights such as freedom of expression. The IBAHRI strongly urges the Egyptian government to build a...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 Tuesday, 1 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
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
Gaza: as ceasefire ends IBAHRI calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law Gaza: as ceasefire ends IBAHRI calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law

News release - 8 August 2014: Amid the already extensive loss of civilian life resulting from the on-going Israel-Gaza conflict, and following the end of the fragile truce, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on all parties to adhere to international legal standards with respect to the distinction between ‘military objectives’ and ‘civilian objects’.

Friday, 8 August 2014 Friday, 8 August 2014
IBAHRI paper examines the ‘fragility’ of judicial independence across the globe today IBAHRI paper examines the ‘fragility’ of judicial independence across the globe today

Media Advisory: 20 August 2014 - In the latest International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) thematic paper, published today, Geoffrey Robertson QC reflects on some of the problems facing the ‘fragile reed’ of judicial independence across the globe, and calls on judges to speak out whenever they have reason to believe that their independence is under threat.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 Thursday, 22 January 2015
IBAHRI calls on the Council of Europe to take urgent action against Azerbaijan IBAHRI calls on the Council of Europe to take urgent action against Azerbaijan

News release:15 August 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to take immediate measures to address the disturbing trend of arresting members of Azerbaijan’s civil society. Specifically, the IBAHRI urges the Secretary General to convoke an urgent session of the Committee in order to discuss the situation and to draft a resolution condemning the recent arrests.

Friday, 15 August 2014 Monday, 18 August 2014
Azerbaijan, joint-intervention, August 2014 Azerbaijan, joint-intervention, August 2014

On 28 August 2014, the IBAHRI, the Open Society Justice Initiative, Amnesty International, the Media Legal Defence Initiative, and Human Rights Watch issued a joint letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, expressing grave concern over the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders in Azerbaijan. The joint letter urged a robust Council of Europe response to the escalating situation.

Monday, 1 September 2014 Monday, 1 September 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
Tunisian judges and prosecutors embark on major International Criminal Law training programme Tunisian judges and prosecutors embark on major International Criminal Law training programme

News release: 29 September 2014 - Today, a new International Criminal Law (ICL) training programme aimed at furthering the understanding, and strengthening the application, of ICL principles in Tunisia’s domestic courts is being launched for judges and prosecutors in Tunisia by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

Monday, 29 September 2014 Monday, 29 September 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
Sexual and gender-based violence to be addressed by Darfuri lawyers at IBAHRI event Sexual and gender-based violence to be addressed by Darfuri lawyers at IBAHRI event

News release: 8 October 2014 - As part of an urgent need to address the high level of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) – including rape, abuse and harassment – experienced by women and girls in the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Darfur region of Sudan, Darfuri lawyers have implemented projects aimed at promoting and protecting women’s rights in Darfur. These projects will be showcased to a panel of international human rights actors, at an IBAHRI event being held in Nairobi...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 Tuesday, 14 October 2014
12th World Day Against the Death Penalty, 2014 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty, 2014

To mark the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty, the IBAHRI explains why it stands against the death penalty...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 Friday, 10 October 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
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 on UK Government to uphold human rights protection IBAHRI calls on UK Government to uphold human rights protection

News release: 10 December 2014 - Amid United Kingdom Government proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, today, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the UK Government to respect its international obligations to guarantee access to justice and human rights protection for all UK citizens.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Tuesday, 16 December 2014
IBAHRI colloquium 2015: rule of law fact-finding by NGOs IBAHRI colloquium 2015: rule of law fact-finding by NGOs

On Thursday 29 January 2015, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) will hold its first ever colloquium. Taking place in London, the Colloquium and workshop, entitled, ‘Rule of Law Fact-Finding by NGOs: Monitoring Standards and Maximising Impact’, will explore the standards and impact of NGO fact-finding on human rights breaches through high-level panel sessions and interactive discussions. The Colloquium’s key note address will be delivered by Juan Mendéz

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Friday, 23 January 2015
IBAHRI to hold inaugural colloquium exploring the impact of rule of law fact-finding by NGOs IBAHRI to hold inaugural colloquium exploring the impact of rule of law fact-finding by NGOs

News release: 23 December 2014 - To mark the start of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) 20th year, the IBAHRI will hold its inaugural colloquium for legal professionals, civil society members, academics and public sector bodies on Thursday 29 January 2015 at the Law Society of England and Wales in London.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Ambassador (ret) Hans Corell appointed Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Ambassador (ret) Hans Corell appointed Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today announced the appointment of Ambassador (retired) Hans Corell as its new Co-Chair. Prior to this appointment, he was IBAHRI Vice-Chair. A former Judge of Appeals, Chief Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Justice and Under-Secretary-General for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden, Mr Corell joins Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, a member of the United Kingdom House of Lords, to lead the IBAHRI Council – the Institute’s ruling body.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s early commitment to justice reform welcomed by IBAHRI Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s early commitment to justice reform welcomed by IBAHRI

News Release: Thursday, 22 January 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes newly elected Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena’s early public statements that he will work to strengthen the rule of law and support the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Michael Kirby takes up post of Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Michael Kirby takes up post of Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

News Release: Wednesday, 28 January 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today announced the appointment of The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG as its new Vice-Chair. His tenure is for two calendar years concluding on 31 December 2016.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 Monday, 16 February 2015
Sentencing of prominent human rights lawyer in Tajikistan of concern to IBAHRI Sentencing of prominent human rights lawyer in Tajikistan of concern to IBAHRI

News Release: Thursday, 29 January 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is concerned by the sentencing of Shukrat Kudratov, a high profile human rights lawyer, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He was found guilty on charges of fraud and bribery and sentenced to nine years of imprisonment by Dushanbe City Court on 13 January 2015.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 Wednesday, 28 January 2015
IBAHRI calls on Azerbaijan court not to disbar defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov IBAHRI calls on Azerbaijan court not to disbar defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov

News Release: Friday, January 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on Azerbaijan’s Nizami District Court not to disbar criminal defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov, and to ensure that the hearing, scheduled for 2 February 2015, respects his right to a fair trial as enshrined in Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights, to which Azerbaijan is party.

Friday, 30 January 2015 Wednesday, 11 February 2015
IBAHRI calls on Azerbaijan court not to disbar defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov (Azerbaijani) IBAHRI calls on Azerbaijan court not to disbar defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov (Azerbaijani)

News Release: Friday, January 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on Azerbaijan’s Nizami District Court not to disbar criminal defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov, and to ensure that the hearing, scheduled for 2 February 2015, respects his right to a fair trial as enshrined in Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights, to which Azerbaijan is party.

Friday, 30 January 2015 Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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
President Mugabe comments undermining the independence of the judiciary in Zimbabwe condemned by IBAHRI President Mugabe comments undermining the independence of the judiciary in Zimbabwe condemned by IBAHRI

News Release: Monday, 16 March 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns President Robert Mugabe’s recent comments challenging the legal right of any judge to intervene in what he deems to be internal ZANU-PF party matters, and also his questioning of the educational qualifications of any judge willing to hear the case recently brought by two former ZANU-PF party members in Zimbabwe’s High Court.

Monday, 16 March 2015 Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from IBAHRI and Amnesty International Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from IBAHRI and Amnesty International

Open Letter: March 19, 2015. Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from IBAHRI and Amnesty International expressing grave concern about the continuing imprisonment of human rights lawyer and law professor Dr Mohammed al-Roken in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The organisations consider him a prisoner of conscience.

Thursday, 19 March 2015 Thursday, 19 March 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
Rule of Law, mining taxation and economic and social rights in Zambia examined by IBAHRI delegation Rule of Law, mining taxation and economic and social rights in Zambia examined by IBAHRI delegation

News release: Thursday 2 April 2015. A high-level delegation of human rights experts and tax specialists, convened under the auspices of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), has just concluded a fact-finding mission in Zambia examining the extent to which tax policies, regulations and practices by mining companies affect the progressive realisation of the economic and social rights of its people.

Thursday, 2 April 2015 Thursday, 23 April 2015
IBAHRI calls on President Lungu of Zambia to respect fair trial standards in tribunal of DPP IBAHRI calls on President Lungu of Zambia to respect fair trial standards in tribunal of DPP

News release: Wednesday 1 April 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on President Edgar Lungu of Zambia to respect fair trial standards and ensure that the tribunal set up to probe the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mutembo Nchito SC, on alleged abuse of authority charges be completely transparent.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Sexual violence in Darfur Sexual violence in Darfur

IBA Global Insight April/May 2015 - The western region of Sudan has seen more than a decade of brutal conflict, in which rape and violence against women have been endemic. Following the IBA Human Rights Institute’s innovative in-country legal access programme, Global Insight explores the challenges, complexities and outlook for the national – and international – fight against gender-based
violence in Darfur.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015 Monday, 22 June 2015
IBAHRI Annual Report 2014 IBAHRI Annual Report 2014

The 2014 Annual Report of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) provides an insight into the wide-ranging catalogue of work conducted by the Institute over the past year.

Friday, 17 April 2015 Tuesday, 21 April 2015
IBAHRI urgently calls on Azerbaijani Government to review sentencing of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev IBAHRI urgently calls on Azerbaijani Government to review sentencing of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev

News release: Wednesday 6 May 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev and calls on the Government of Azerbaijan to review it as a matter of urgency.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 Wednesday, 6 May 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
Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Justice Secretary Michael Gove from the IBAHRI Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Justice Secretary Michael Gove from the IBAHRI

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute has penned an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Justice Secretary Michael Gove of the United Kingdom asking that the new government continue to respect and adhere to universally accepted human rights and to work with European partners to reform the European Court of Human Rights, rather than break any formal link with this institution.

Thursday, 14 May 2015 Friday, 15 May 2015
Open letter to UK's Prime Minister and Justice Secretary from International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute  Open letter to UK's Prime Minister and Justice Secretary from International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute

News release: Friday 15 May 2015. The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has penned an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Justice Secretary Michael Gove of the United Kingdom asking that the new government continue to respect and adhere to universally accepted human rights and to work with European partners to reform the European Court of Human Rights, rather than break any formal link with this institution.

Friday, 15 May 2015 Friday, 15 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
IBAHRI calls on Equatorial Guinea to meet international obligations and respect the rule of law IBAHRI calls on Equatorial Guinea to meet international obligations and respect the rule of law

News release: Monday 15 June 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is deeply concerned by the total dissolution of the judiciary of Equatorial Guinea and calls on the country to meet its international obligations to protect the independence of the judiciary and respect the rule of law. On 20 May 2015, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo issued Decree 36/2015, which summarily dissolved the entire judiciary.

Monday, 15 June 2015 Monday, 15 June 2015
Human Rights: Can we go it alone? Human Rights: Can we go it alone?

Human Rights: Can we go it alone? Thursday 10 September - Following the General Election, a national debate has arisen in the UK regarding the suitability of the Human Rights Act and the country's relationship with the European Court of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. For our 20th Anniversary Speaker Session, the IBAHRI delved deeper into this debate by asking whether regional mechanisms are an essential part of human rights protection, or can countries 'go it alone'?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 Monday, 21 September 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
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 calls on Azerbaijani court to overturn disbarment of defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov IBAHRI calls on Azerbaijani court to overturn disbarment of defence lawyer Khalid Bagirov

News Release: Tuesday 4 August 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on Azerbaijan’s Baku Court of Appeal to revoke the Nizami District Court’s decision of 10 July 2015 to disbar the prominent human rights lawyer Khalid Bagirov from legal practice.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 Tuesday, 11 August 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
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 renews calls for Iran to release human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani immediately IBAHRI renews calls for Iran to release human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani immediately

News Release: Wednesday 30 September 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urgently calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison in September 2012 on charges which include receiving the ‘Nuremberg International Human Rights Award’. Furthermore, Mr Soltani’s deteriorating health and the conditions in Evin Prison, where he is currently detained, are of deep concern to IBAHRI.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 Friday, 2 October 2015
Intigam Aliyev receives IBA Human Rights Award 2015 for outstanding contribution to human rights Intigam Aliyev receives IBA Human Rights Award 2015 for outstanding contribution to human rights

News release: Friday 09 October 2015. Intigam Aliyev, President of the Legal Education Society (LES), Azerbaijan, and a member of the Council of Europe’s Expert Council on non-governmental organisation (NGO) law, was today named the winner of the 2015 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award.

Friday, 9 October 2015 Thursday, 15 October 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 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
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
Hungary Fact-Finding Report Launch Hungary Fact-Finding Report Launch

Following a fact-finding mission to Hungary in March 2012, the IBAHRI made a series of recommendations to the Hungarian government, urging reform to reinforce judicial independence and the democratic checks and balances found to be weakened under the new legal order.

Friday, 4 December 2015 Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Továbbra is veszélyben a bírói függetlenség és a jogállamiság Magyarországon Továbbra is veszélyben a bírói függetlenség és a jogállamiság Magyarországon

A 2012 márciusában Magyarországon tett tényfeltáró missziót követoen az IBAHRI egy sor javaslatot fogalmazott meg a magyar kormány részére, olyan reformok meghozatalát sürgetve, amelyek megerosítik a bírói függetlenséget, és azoknak a demokratikus fékeknek és ellensúlyoknak a rendszerét, amelyek meggyengülni látszottak az új jogrend következtében.

Friday, 4 December 2015 Friday, 4 December 2015
Judicial independence and rule of law in Hungary still under threat, according to new IBAHRI report  Judicial independence and rule of law in Hungary still under threat, according to new IBAHRI report

News Release: Thursday 10 December 2015. In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses concern that, following the significant legislative reform implemented during Hungary’s incumbent government’s first term in office, rule of law guarantees remain weakened.

Thursday, 10 December 2015 Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Magyarországon még mindig veszélyben az igazságszolgáltatás függetlensége és a jogrend, állítja az új IBAHRI jelentés Magyarországon még mindig veszélyben az igazságszolgáltatás függetlensége és a jogrend, állítja az új IBAHRI jelentés

Sajtóközlemény: 2015. december 10. csütörtök. Egy ma Magyarországon kiadott jelentésben a International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Nemzetközi Ügyvédi Kamara Emberi Jogi Intézete, IBAHRI] aggodalmát fejezi ki, hogy a Magyarország hatalmon lévo kormányának elso hivatali ideje alatt megvalósított jelentos jogalkotási reformok következtében a jogállami garanciák továbbra is gyenge lábon állnak.

Thursday, 10 December 2015 Monday, 14 December 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 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
IBAHRI programme promotes women's rights in Darfur IBAHRI programme promotes women's rights in Darfur

Friday 29 January 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute’s (IBAHRI) Women’s rights in Darfur programme aimed to address this access to justice gap and strengthen the human rights outreach capacity of Darfuri lawyers working in IDP camps.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 Friday, 29 January 2016
The Role of the UPR in advancing human rights in the administration of justice  The Role of the UPR in advancing human rights in the administration of justice

Thursday 17 March 2016, 1600h-1800h. The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations invite you to the launch of the IBAHRI report, 'The Role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing human rights in the administration of justice'. Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 Tuesday, 8 March 2016
The International Bar Association's Human Rights Award 2016 The International Bar Association's Human Rights Award 2016

The International Bar Association (IBA) Award for outstanding contribution by a legal practitioner to human rights recognises extraordinary personal endeavour in the field of law.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 Friday, 11 March 2016
The Role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing human rights in the administration of justice The Role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing human rights in the administration of justice

The IBAHRI report 'The role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing human rights in the administration of justice' assesses and analyses references to legal professionals in UPR recommendations from the first 19 sessions held of the UPR. It provides expert and targeted analysis, and subsequent guidance in order to strengthen the dialogue between states and the legal profession through the UPR.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 Friday, 20 May 2016
New IBAHRI report calls for greater involvement of the legal profession in UN human rights mechanisms New IBAHRI report calls for greater involvement of the legal profession in UN human rights mechanisms

News Release: Thursday 17 March 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today publishes a report calling for greater involvement of the legal profession within the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – a peer assessment of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States – in order to maximise the impact of the international mechanism and ensure that the administration of justice is at the forefront of human rights protection.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 Thursday, 17 March 2016
IBAHRI present UPR report findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council IBAHRI present UPR report findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council

The International Bar Associations Human Rights Institute Director, Phillip Tahmindjis presents findings from the recently launched research report 'The role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing human rights in the administration of justice,' to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Thursday, 19 May 2016
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
Release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev not enough, says IBAHRI Release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev not enough, says IBAHRI

News Release: Friday 01 April 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the release of prominent human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev from prison. The Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court also decided on 28 March 2016, to convert the sentence from seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment to a five-year suspended sentence. However, the criminal convictions remain, under conditional release. The IBAHRI calls on Azerbaijan’s authorities to drop all charges against him.

Friday, 1 April 2016 Friday, 1 April 2016
International legal bodies supporting fight against torture in Tunisia International legal bodies supporting fight against torture in Tunisia

News Release: Tuesday 12 April 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is training Tunisian judges and prosecutors on torture-prevention, in Tunis. In collaboration with Tunisia’s Ministry of Justice and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY), the IBAHRI is equipping 65 magistrates with the skills to become effective peer-to-peer trainers on the law and practice pertaining to the prohibition of torture.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 Tuesday, 12 April 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
IBAHRI concerned by harassment of lawyer Juan Carlos Gutiérrez in Venezuela IBAHRI concerned by harassment of lawyer Juan Carlos Gutiérrez in Venezuela

News release: Thursday 5 May 2016. The alleged ongoing harassment of Juan Carlos Gutiérrez in Venezuela as he carries out his professional duties as defence lawyer for Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López is of great concern to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 Thursday, 5 May 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
Mandatory death penalty illegal under international law, says new IBAHRI report Mandatory death penalty illegal under international law, says new IBAHRI report

News release: Thursday 12 May 2016. A new report published by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) states that the mandatory death penalty is illegal under the justice system of international law. Furthermore, under domestic law, any procedure that obliges a court to impose the death penalty is inherently flawed.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 Monday, 16 May 2016