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Legality of armed drone strikes Legality of armed drone strikes

Since the turn of the century, the use of drones has proliferated at a rapid rate and is becoming commonplace in the arsenal of states and armed groups throughout the globe.

Considerable controversy surrounds the use of drone strikes. The US has faced ongoing criticism from human rights groups over its unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The British government also came under attack in 2015 after the targeted killing of two British citizens in Syria. Issues of transparency and accounta

Thursday, 13 July 2017 Wednesday, 9 August 2017
'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 Wednesday, 9 August 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
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
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
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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
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
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
IBAHRI condemns reported assault of lawyer in Chinese courtroom IBAHRI condemns reported assault of lawyer in Chinese courtroom

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

Thursday, 23 June 2016 Thursday, 23 June 2016
IBAHRI calls for accountability and reform following the death of Kenyan lawyer Willie Kimani IBAHRI calls for accountability and reform following the death of Kenyan lawyer Willie Kimani

News Release: Tuesday 12 July 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Government of Kenya to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of lawyer Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri as a matter of priority. All three were reportedly tortured and killed by Kenya’s Administration Police (AP). The IBAHRI joins appeals for an independent, impartial and effective criminal investigation to be held without delay.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 Tuesday, 12 July 2016
IBAHRI condemns mass removal of judges following attempted coup in Turkey IBAHRI condemns mass removal of judges following attempted coup in Turkey

News Release: Wednesday 20 July 2016. The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is extremely concerned by the sudden dismissal of more than 2,500 judges and prosecutors in Turkey, following an attempted coup d'état in the country on Friday 15 July. The IBAHRI calls on Turkey to respect its international obligations, avoid undue mass targeting of state institutions such as the judiciary, and ensure that a transparent investigation is carried out to identify those responsible...

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 Thursday, 1 September 2016
Guatemala: IBAHRI calls for investigation into reports of dawn raid at home of rights defender Guatemala: IBAHRI calls for investigation into reports of dawn raid at home of rights defender

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

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 Thursday, 18 August 2016
Release of Egyptian lawyer Malek Adly welcome, but charges must be dropped says IBAHRI Release of Egyptian lawyer Malek Adly welcome, but charges must be dropped says IBAHRI

News Release: Thursday 01 September 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the news that Egyptian lawyer, Malek Adly has been released from pre-trial detention, but calls on Egypt to drop all charges against him and ensure a prompt, effective and impartial investigation into any complaints of torture and ill-treatment experienced during the period Mr Adly was held in solitary confinement, which exceeded 100 days...

Thursday, 1 September 2016 Thursday, 1 September 2016
Russian media lawyer Galina Arapova receives IBA Human Rights Award 2016 Russian media lawyer Galina Arapova receives IBA Human Rights Award 2016

News release: Friday 23 September 2016. Galina Arapova, a senior media lawyer and director of the NGO, Mass Media Defence Centre (MMDC) in Russia, was today named the winner of the 2016 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award. The award, granted to her in recognition of her tireless efforts towards the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Russia, was presented by IBA President, David W Rivkin on the final day of the 2016 IBA Annual Conference in Washington DC.

Monday, 26 September 2016 Tuesday, 11 October 2016
IBAHRI welcomes appointment of first UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity IBAHRI welcomes appointment of first UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

News Release: Monday 03 October 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the creation of the office of United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. International human rights expert, Vitit Muntarbhorn, was officially appointed during the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday 30 September 2016, and holds tenure for three years.

Monday, 3 October 2016 Monday, 3 October 2016
New report finds UN Human Rights mechanism to be the most progressive international arena for furthering LGBTI rights New report finds UN Human Rights mechanism to be the most progressive international arena for furthering LGBTI rights

A new report has found the most progressive arena, at international level, for the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) persons to be the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council – a peer-review mechanism of the human rights records of all 193 UN states.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 Thursday, 10 November 2016
IBAHRI congratulates Diego García-Sayán on his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur IBAHRI congratulates Diego García-Sayán on his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur

News Release: Tuesday 6 December 2016. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) congratulates Mr Diego Garcia-Sayan on his appointment to the post of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Open letter calls on President-Elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States Open letter calls on President-Elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States

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

Saturday, 10 December 2016 Friday, 9 December 2016
IBAHRI calls on Brazilian legal profession to work towards improvement of prison conditions IBAHRI calls on Brazilian legal profession to work towards improvement of prison conditions

News Release: Friday 13 January 2017. Following recent prison riots in the states of Manaus and Roraima in Brazil, that have resulted in the deaths of around 100 people and the escape of many convicts, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), calls on the country’s legal profession to work with urgency towards improving prison conditions and creating environments where the human rights of both inmates and guards are respected, enforced and upheld.

Friday, 13 January 2017 Friday, 13 January 2017
IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration

News release: Thursday 12 January 2017. Ahead of the forthcoming inauguration of the new President of the United States of America, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is republishing an open letter first sent to President-Elect Donald Trump in December 2016 in which he is called upon to prioritise human rights in the US.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 Friday, 20 January 2017
IBAHRI concerned by arrest of human rights lawyers in Zambia IBAHRI concerned by arrest of human rights lawyers in Zambia

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute is concerned by the recent arrest of human rights lawyer Oliver Holland in Zambia. Mr Holland, a lawyer with London-based law firm Leigh Day, was escorted to Chingola Central Police Station and detained without charge after conducting meetings with clients of a class action lawsuit in Zambia on Tuesday 10 January.

Friday, 27 January 2017 Monday, 30 January 2017
IBAHRI decries fatal shooting of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and calls for an investigation IBAHRI decries fatal shooting of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and calls for an investigation

News release: Tuesday 31 January 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the killing of prominent Muslim lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar on Sunday 29 January 2017, and has called on the country’s authorities to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into the slaying of long-time legal adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
IBAHRI calls for due process in Cameroon military trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla IBAHRI calls for due process in Cameroon military trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News Release: Monday 13 February 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is concerned by the trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, commencing Monday 13 February 2017 in the Republic of Cameroon, West-Central Africa. As he prepares to face a military tribunal, the IBAHRI calls for the nation’s authorities to ensure that national and international obligations to legal and transparent due process are met. Barrister Agbor-Balla faces wide-ranging and serious charges...

Monday, 13 February 2017 Tuesday, 14 February 2017
IBAHRI welcomes High Court order against  South Africa’s exit from the ICC IBAHRI welcomes High Court order against South Africa’s exit from the ICC

News release: Friday 24 February 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the ruling by South Africa’s North Gauteng High Court ordering the Government to revoke its notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Friday, 24 February 2017 Thursday, 9 March 2017
IBAHRI statement on death penalty to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI statement on death penalty to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

IBAHRI's statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, raising concerns with the continued use of the death penalty, in particular when the death penalty is made a mandatory punishment for certain crimes.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 Wednesday, 1 March 2017
IBAHRI joint statements on albinism submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI joint statements on albinism submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

IBAHRI's joint statements to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, in partnership with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Malawi Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Expert to both the government of Malawi and Mozambique to increase the protection for persons with albinism, while acknowledging that a lot more has to be done.

Thursday, 2 March 2017 Friday, 3 March 2017
Torture prevention in Mexico: Building the capacity of the legal profession Torture prevention in Mexico: Building the capacity of the legal profession

For four years the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has been working with the Mexican legal profession on capacity building for torture prevention. Visiting the states of Nuevo León, Ciudad de México, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Estado de Mexico, we brought together judges, lawyers, public defenders and prosecutors for them to gain a better understanding of their responsibility in the prevention and prosecution of torture and ill or degrading treatment.

Thursday, 9 March 2017 Thursday, 9 March 2017
IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

The International Commission of Jurists, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada issued a joint Oral Statement in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Monday, 13 March 2017 Monday, 13 March 2017
IBAHRI renews calls for due process in trial of Cameroon lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla IBAHRI renews calls for due process in trial of Cameroon lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News release: Wednesday 22 March 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) renews calls on the government of the Republic of Cameroon to ensure that the ongoing trial of Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, whose trial before a military tribunal resumes on 23 March 2017, is conducted in a civilian court without interference, and in adherence to legal and transparent due process.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017
L’IBAHRI renouvelle son appel à un procès équitable pour l’avocat camerounais  Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla  L’IBAHRI renouvelle son appel à un procès équitable pour l’avocat camerounais Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

News release: Wednesday 22 March 2017. L’International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Institut des droits de l’homme de l’Association internationale du barreau, IBAHRI] a de nouveau appelé le gouvernement de la République du Cameroun à juger Maître Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla devant un tribunal civil, sans interférence, et dans le respect des normes internationales de transparence et légalité des procédures.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017
IBAHRI Annual Review 2016 IBAHRI Annual Review 2016

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has launched its 2016 Annual Review. Human rights have come under attack in 2016, demonstrating that the work of the IBAHRI is as important as ever. Since its establishment in 1995, the IBAHRI has endeavoured to defend fundamental human rights through the promotion and protection of the independence of the legal profession, and by providing members of the global legal community the tools needed to do the same.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 Monday, 10 July 2017
IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men

News Release: Friday 19 May 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called upon the members of the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) to instigate an inquiry into claims that 100 men have been detained and tortured in a secret prison in Chechnya on account of their real or suspected sexual orientation. Three of the detainees are reported to have been killed.

Friday, 19 May 2017 Monday, 22 May 2017
New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism

News Release: Wednesday 7 June 2017. In the last decade, across 28 countries in Africa, there have been more than 600 reported cases of killings or mutilations of persons with albinism - a rare, non-contagious, congenital condition characterised by a lack of pigmentation in any or all of the hair, skin and eyes. Under international law, countries have a legal obligation to protect persons with albinism from human rights violations, attacks and discrimination. A new report by the International Bar Associ...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 Thursday, 8 June 2017
The Istanbul Protocol: A Conversation The Istanbul Protocol: A Conversation

The Istanbul Protocol is a set of international United Nations standards for the effective investigation and documentation of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and for the reporting of these findings to the judiciary and other investigating bodies. In these two videos, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and the Anti-Torture Initiative of the Washington College of Law present conversations with key global experts on how the Istanbul Protocol can be used...

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Thursday, 22 June 2017
IBAHRI's torture-prevention work in Mexico IBAHRI's torture-prevention work in Mexico

Enforced disappearances and cases of torture continue to be a concern in Mexico, and impunity for these crimes persists. Over the past four years, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has worked with national and international bodies to train judges, prosecutors and public defenders to increase their awareness of enforced disappearances and strengthen their capacity to prevent and prosecute torture. In partnership with the Mexican legal profession, civil society and acade...

Thursday, 22 June 2017 Friday, 23 June 2017
IBAHRI adopts Resolution on armed drone strikes amid major concerns of rapid increase of use IBAHRI adopts Resolution on armed drone strikes amid major concerns of rapid increase of use

News release: Wednesday 12 July 2017. The proliferation of the use of drones by states and armed groups to deliver lethal force, and the complications that this new development poses to the application of international law, are of mounting concern to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). This has led to the Council of the IBAHRI adopting a Resolution on their usage. The full text of the Resolution can be read here: tinyurl.com/y9obs33h

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 Wednesday, 23 August 2017
IBAHRI calls on Venezuelan government to respect and protect human rights IBAHRI calls on Venezuelan government to respect and protect human rights

News release: Friday 28 July 2017. As the political crisis deepens in Venezuela, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the country's government to protect human rights and the independence of the judiciary, maintain the rule of law and ensure all in Venezuela have equal access to justice.

Friday, 28 July 2017 Friday, 28 July 2017
IBAHRI pide al gobierno venezolano que respete y proteja los derechos humanos IBAHRI pide al gobierno venezolano que respete y proteja los derechos humanos

Comunicado de prensa: viernes 28 de julio de 2017. A medida que se profundiza la crisis política en Venezuela, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados o IBAHRI] pide al gobierno venezolano que proteja los derechos humanos y la independencia del poder judicial, mantenga el estado de derecho y garantice acceso a la justicia a todos los venezolanos.

Friday, 28 July 2017 Friday, 28 July 2017
IBAHRI reminds Morocco of obligation to investigate allegations of torture of jailed Sahrawi activists IBAHRI reminds Morocco of obligation to investigate allegations of torture of jailed Sahrawi activists

News release: Tuesday 1 August 2017. As more than 20 Sahrawi activists have been jailed in Morocco amid claims that evidence in the trial was ostensibly obtained by torture, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) reminds the country of its international commitment to investigate suspected incidents where severe pain has been inflicted on individuals to force them to ‘confess’ to and/or implicate others in illegal activity.

Friday, 28 July 2017 Thursday, 3 August 2017
L’IBAHRI rappelle au Maroc son obligation d’enquêter à propos des allégations de torture de militants sahraouis emprisonnés L’IBAHRI rappelle au Maroc son obligation d’enquêter à propos des allégations de torture de militants sahraouis emprisonnés

Communiqué de presse: mardi 1er août 2017. Alors que plus d’une vingtaine de militants sahraouis sont emprisonnés au Maroc, certains affirmant que les éléments de preuve présentés au procès ont ostensiblement été obtenus par la torture, l’International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Institut des droits de l’homme de l’Association internationale du barreau ou IBAHRI] rappelle à ce pays son engagement international à enquêter concernant certains incidents suspects au cours desquels des personnes...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 Thursday, 3 August 2017
Young Timorese lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney Young Timorese lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is delighted to inform that four talented young Timorese lawyers have been selected as recipients of the IBA Developing Bar Programme Award to attend the IBA Annual Conference, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 8 to 13 October 2017.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Joint letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe raises concern over Constitution Amendment Bill Joint letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe raises concern over Constitution Amendment Bill

A joint letter was sent to the President of Zimbabwe on the 3rd of August, calling on him to veto a bill proposing changes to judicial appointments that would undermine the independence of the judiciary and threaten the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Thursday, 10 August 2017
Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is delighted to inform that eleven talented young Myanmar lawyers have been selected as recipients of the IBA Developing Bar Programme Award to attend the IBA Annual Conference, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 8 to 13 October 2017.

Monday, 7 August 2017 Tuesday, 22 August 2017
IBAHRI urges President Duterte to ensure due process of law in the Philippines IBAHRI urges President Duterte to ensure due process of law in the Philippines

News Release: Saturday 02 September 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the extrajudicial killings associated with the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ and urges him to ensure due process of law and to protect the human rights of all in the Philippines. Further, amid reports of threatening remarks by the president to shoot human rights officials and kill judges and lawyers, whom he perceives to be conspiring with drug offenders, the...

Saturday, 2 September 2017 Friday, 1 September 2017
IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 19 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Wednesday, 20 September 2017