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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
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
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
Arabic Training Manual Arabic Training Manual

Arabic Training Manual

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Palestinian territories Palestinian territories

Details of the IBAHRI's work in the Palestinian territories

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 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
Libya Libya

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Libya

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Thursday, 8 June 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
Human rights workshop in Egypt Human rights workshop in Egypt

Human rights workshop in Egypt

Thursday, 11 September 2008 Wednesday, 25 February 2009
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
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
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
Lebanon Lebanon

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Lebanon

Thursday, 16 December 2010 Thursday, 8 June 2017
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The unique forms and rights of Iraqi real property law The unique forms and rights of Iraqi real property law

The unique forms and rights of Iraqi real property law: a primer for those interested in transacting business in Iraq

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 Friday, 5 June 2009
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
Middle East: Investing for the future Middle East: Investing for the future

Long-term confidence in the Middle East and North Africa remains high despite unrest and tumbling share prices, say local lawyers – but opinions are divided over the true economic impact of democratic reform. For some, free elections and a strong rule of law equate to long-term economic growth and investment opportunity. For others, stability is the key to steady transaction flow – and calls for democracy a potential distraction.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 Monday, 21 March 2011
From the Middle East: Less power to the people in the Gulf - Andrew White From the Middle East: Less power to the people in the Gulf - Andrew White

Decades of underinvestment in energy infrastructure, rapidly-expanding populations and the Arab Spring have left power production facilities unable to cope, meaning that nations that rank among the world’s most energy-rich are facing annual power shortages that strike at the height of summer. It’s a problem with no quick, or cheap, fix.

Monday, 1 August 2011 Thursday, 4 August 2011
The struggle for Africa - Ruth Collins The struggle for Africa - Ruth Collins

While the Democratic Republic of Congo is among the world’s most resource-rich countries, it has also been crippled by war and corruption. IBA Global Insight assesses the ongoing fight to establish law and justice in the heart of Africa.

Monday, 1 August 2011 Thursday, 8 September 2016
From Africa: Continent at a crossroads - Karen MacGregor From Africa: Continent at a crossroads - Karen MacGregor

The complete ‘recalibration of the world economy’ and Africa’s growing trade with emerging partners such as China, Korea, Brazil and Turkey means there’s been no better time for Africa to develop. But it must focus strategically or risk a return to the past.

Monday, 1 August 2011 Thursday, 8 September 2016
Syrian regime will be forced to reform Syrian regime will be forced to reform

Pressure is mounting on the Syrian Government to enact meaningful reforms or step down after a series of violent crackdowns has failed to dampen protests across the country.

Demonstrations are growing every day, say witnesses, despite the death of a reported 1,600 people at the hands of Syrian troops and militiamen since the uprisings began in March.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011 Thursday, 4 August 2011
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
Justice in doubt in Egypt Justice in doubt in Egypt

Lawyers have raised concerns that members of the Mubarak regime may escape justice for their alleged role in the killing of demonstrators during the Egyptian revolution.
Former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Galal and Alaa, are currently standing trial on charges of corruption. The former leader has also been charged with conspiring to kill protesters, which holds a 15-year sentence or death penalty.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: a discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, 2011 Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: a discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, 2011

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

Monday, 10 October 2011 Friday, 27 April 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Syria: Military intervention is illegal – but may be legitimate Syria: Military intervention is illegal – but may be legitimate

Military intervention in Syria following the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons would be illegal but potentially ‘legitimate’ under global humanitarian law, one of the world’s leading international lawyers has told IBA Global Insight.

Friday, 6 September 2013 Friday, 6 September 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 extraordinary journey towards justice in Africa The extraordinary journey towards justice in Africa

IBA Global Insight, Aug/Sept 2016 - Twenty-six years after he was ousted, Chadian dictator Hissène Habré was finally brought to account in May 2016. Global Insight examines the remarkable events leading up to the trial and assesses what the verdict means for international criminal justice in Africa and further afield

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 Wednesday, 10 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
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
‘Perfect storm’ of refugees and instability engulfing the Middle East ‘Perfect storm’ of refugees and instability engulfing the Middle East

The central street in Egypt's 6th October City was once called Ali Eddin. Now, it is ‘Syrians Street’, a bustling area day and night of Syrian refugees struggling to survive as street hawkers, cafe owners and pastry makers.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Friday, 30 June 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
IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Syria at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Syria at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 14 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
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Balancing independence and access to justice: a report on the justice system in Iran, Oct 2007 Balancing independence and access to justice: a report on the justice system in Iran, Oct 2007

Balancing independence and access to justice: a background report on the justice system in Iran

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Balancing Independence and Access to Justice: a report on the justice system in Iran (in Farsi) Balancing Independence and Access to Justice: a report on the justice system in Iran (in Farsi)

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Contents Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Contents

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter One Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter One

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Two Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Two

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Three Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Three

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Four Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Four

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Five Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Five

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Six Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Six

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Seven Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Seven

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Eight Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Eight

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Nine Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Nine

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Ten Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Ten

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Eleven Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Eleven

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Twelve Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Twelve

Arabic Version of the UN_IBA Training Manual for Judges Prosecutors and Lawyers Human Rights in the Administration of Justice

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Thirteen Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Thirteen

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Fourteen Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Fourteen

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Fifteen Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Fifteen

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Sixteen Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual - Chapter Sixteen

Arabic Version of the UN/IBA Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
UN HRI Human rights training manual (English) UN HRI Human rights training manual (English)

Friday, 27 June 2008 Friday, 27 June 2008
Iran Press Release (Farsi), October 2007 Iran Press Release (Farsi), October 2007

Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Friday, 24 April 2009
Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from AI and the IBAHRI Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from AI and the IBAHRI

Open letter: 19 March 2015. Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from Amnesty International and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

Thursday, 19 March 2015 Thursday, 19 March 2015
Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from AI and the IBAHRI (Arabic) Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from AI and the IBAHRI (Arabic)

Open letter: 19 March 2015. Open letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from Amnesty International and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (Arabic version).

Thursday, 19 March 2015 Thursday, 19 March 2015