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News releases 2015 - a list of, synopses of, and links to IBA news/press releases detailing IBA activities from 2015. Links to releases from other years can be accessed via this page.

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Recommendations of the IBAHRI report on Fiji – interview with Justice Richard Goldstone Recommendations of the IBAHRI report on Fiji – interview with Justice Richard Goldstone

Recommendations of the IBAHRI report on Fiji – interview with Justice Richard Goldstone

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 Wednesday, 11 March 2009
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International press coverage of the IBA Annual Conference 2008, Buenos Aires  International press coverage of the IBA Annual Conference 2008, Buenos Aires

International press coverage of the IBA Annual Conference 2008, Buenos Aires

Wednesday, 22 October 2008 Monday, 24 November 2008
IBAHRI news releases 2015 IBAHRI news releases 2015

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

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

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IBAHRI news releases 2013 IBAHRI news releases 2013

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News releases 2017 News releases 2017

News releases 2017 - a list of, synopses of, and links to IBA news/press releases detailing IBA activities from 2017. Links to releases from other years can be accessed via this page

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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
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
ICC Third Outreach Reports - Press Release ICC Third Outreach Reports - Press Release

ICC Third Outreach Reports - Press Release

Monday, 6 October 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nobel Laureates contribute to IBA report and film on the global financial crisis and poverty Nobel Laureates contribute to IBA report and film on the global financial crisis and poverty

An in-depth report about the post-global financial crisis (GFC) effect on poverty, challenges in the aftermath of the GFC, and the role the law and lawyers can play in addressing this, has been published by the International Bar Association (IBA) Presidential Task Force on the Global Financial Crisis. It features the opinions of seminal contributors including four Nobel laureates – microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus; economists Amartya Sen, James Heckman and Joseph Stiglitz, former Chief Economist at the

Monday, 25 November 2013 Monday, 25 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
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
UAE business lawyers to gather in Dubai for inaugural IBA event aimed at boosting global standards UAE business lawyers to gather in Dubai for inaugural IBA event aimed at boosting global standards

News release: 20 February 2014 - On 4 March 2014 in Dubai, the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division (LPD) Initiative for Women Business Lawyers in the Middle East will host its inaugural programme aimed at lawyers in commercial law practice. The event is a direct response to research undertaken by the IBA in the UAE, Kuwait and Jordan in 2013, and is being held in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce United Arab Emirates (ICC-UAE).

Thursday, 20 February 2014 Thursday, 20 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
IBA calls for independent investigation into Russia’s military intervention in Crimea amid violation of the UN Charter  IBA calls for independent investigation into Russia’s military intervention in Crimea amid violation of the UN Charter

News release: 5 March 2014 - The IBA condemns Russia’s incursion into Ukraine as a violation of the UN Charter and calls for an independent international investigation into the matter. IBA President Michael Reynolds said, ‘The longstanding principle of territorial integrity is enshrined in the UN Charter, and underpinned by the inviolability of borders and state sovereignty. Russia’s military intervention in Ukrainian territory without consent violates those principles [...]'

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 Wednesday, 5 March 2014
IBA Women Lawyers’ Interest Group places last call for nominations for 2014 award IBA Women Lawyers’ Interest Group places last call for nominations for 2014 award

News release: 5 March 2014 - The International Bar Association(IBA) Women Lawyers’ Interest Groupis placing a last call for nominations for the 2014 Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award which will be presented at the 6th World Women Lawyers’ Conference in Paris from 8–9 May 2014.

Wednesday, 5 March 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
Uruguay: 615 international lawyers gather in Punta del Este to discuss Latin America’s business success Uruguay: 615 international lawyers gather in Punta del Este to discuss Latin America’s business success

News release: 13 March 2014 - On the 20th anniversary of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Latin American Regional Forum, more than 600 of the most prominent lawyers in Latin America are congregating in Punta del Este in Uruguay for a major conference to discuss Latin America’s business success. The event takes place from 12–14 March 2014 at Conrad Punta del Este.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 Friday, 14 March 2014
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
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
Prime Minister Abe announced as keynote speaker at IBA annual flagship event for the global legal profession Prime Minister Abe announced as keynote speaker at IBA annual flagship event for the global legal profession

News release - 07 April 2014: The International Bar Association (IBA) today announces His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the keynote speaker at the 2014 IBA Annual Conference. For the first time in the Association’s history, the foremost annual gathering of the global legal profession, typically bringing together 5,000 delegates from across the globe, will take place in Tokyo, Japan, from 19–24 October. Page contains links to this news release in other languages.

Monday, 7 April 2014 Wednesday, 9 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
IBA announces 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award winner as Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula IBA announces 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award winner as Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula

News release - 14 April 2014: The International Bar Association (IBA) today announced Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula as the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award. Given in recognition of professional excellence, influencing other women to pursue careers in law, and advancing opportunities for women within the legal profession the presentation will take place at the forthcoming IBA 6th World Women Lawyers’ Conference, being held from 8–9 May 2014 in Paris, France.

Monday, 14 April 2014 Wednesday, 28 May 2014
First International Criminal Court agreement on interim release of detainees welcomed by IBA  First International Criminal Court agreement on interim release of detainees welcomed by IBA

News release - 17 April 2014: The International Bar Association (IBA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Programme today welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the ICC on the interim release of detainees onto Belgian territory. The first of its kind, the agreement will facilitate the Court’s ability to realise one of the rights of the accused under the Rome Statute.

Thursday, 17 April 2014 Tuesday, 29 April 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
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
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
New IBA book addresses competing interests of protecting free expression and curbing journalistic abuses New IBA book addresses competing interests of protecting free expression and curbing journalistic abuses

News release - 3 May 2014: As World Press Freedom Day on 3 May assesses the state of press freedom throughout the world and brings into sharp focus the importance of the fundamental principles of freedom of expression and an independent media, the International Bar Association (IBA), in conjunction with Palgrave Macmillan, announces the publication of a new book entitled Media Law & Ethics in the 21st Century: Protecting Free Expression and Curbing Abuses.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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
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
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
IBA calls on Kenya to reaffirm the cardinal legal principle that no one is above the law IBA calls on Kenya to reaffirm the cardinal legal principle that no one is above the law

News release: 2 July 2014 - As Kenya presses the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the yet-to-be operational African Court of Justice and Human Rights, for sitting heads of state and senior government officials to be granted immunity from prosecution for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression, the International Bar Association (IBA) calls on Kenya to reconsider its position and to reaffirm the cardinal legal principle that no one is above the law.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state

News release: 9 July 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) note with alarm the African Union’s (AU) endorsement of immunity for serving heads of state and other senior government officials, having recently agreed to a Protocol that would bar their prosecution for grave crimes. The IBA and SALC call upon individual African states not to sign or ratify the Protocol as currently drafted.

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

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

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Thursday, 31 July 2014
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
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
Climate laws inadequate to protect human rights – new legal frameworks needed, states new IBA report Climate laws inadequate to protect human rights – new legal frameworks needed, states new IBA report

News release: 22 September 2014 - The human rights of the world’s most vulnerable will be severely threatened unless urgent action is taken to improve access to justice and legal frameworks for people affected by climate change, concludes a new report by the International Bar Association (IBA) Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights.

Monday, 22 September 2014 Friday, 28 November 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
IBA Honours Yohei Sasakawa with Rule of Law Award IBA Honours Yohei Sasakawa with Rule of Law Award

News release: 15 October 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) today announced Mr Yohei Sasakawa as recipient of its Rule of Law Award. Mr Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, and Japanese Government Goodwill Ambassador for the Human Rights of People Affected by Leprosy, will be presented with the Award during the 2014 IBA Annual Conference at the meeting of the Association’s ruling body on Thursday 23rd...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 Thursday, 16 October 2014
IBA publishes business and human rights guidance for bar associations and lawyers IBA publishes business and human rights guidance for bar associations and lawyers

The International Bar Association (IBA) Business and Human Rights Working Group has published guidance for bar associations and business lawyers on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (‘Guiding Principles’) – the first guidance of its kind since the UN Human Rights Council endorsement of the Guiding Principles in 2011.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 Thursday, 20 November 2014
Bangladeshi lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan announced winner of IBA Human Rights Award 2014 Bangladeshi lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan announced winner of IBA Human Rights Award 2014

News release: 24 October 2014 - Adilur Rahman Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and founder and Secretary of Bangladeshi human rights organisation Odikhar, was today named winner of the 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award.

Friday, 24 October 2014 Saturday, 25 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
Money laundering prevention guide a global first for lawyers Money laundering prevention guide a global first for lawyers

News release: 5 November 2014 - A new guide aiming to provide lawyers across the world with practical guidance in detecting and preventing money laundering has been produced by the International Bar Association (IBA) in conjunction with the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 Friday, 28 November 2014
B'Tselem Receives 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award B'Tselem Receives 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award

News release: 27 November 2014 - The 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award has been presented to B'Tselem – the Israeli human rights organisation – in recognition of its tireless work protecting and promoting the human rights of residents in the challenging environments of the Palestinian Territories and Israel.

Thursday, 27 November 2014 Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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
IBA opens global public consultation on its draft business and human rights guidance IBA opens global public consultation on its draft business and human rights guidance

News release: 17 December 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) Business and Human Rights Working Group has opened a global, public consultation on its recently published draft guidance for bar associations and business lawyers (‘Draft IBA Guidance’) on the application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). All interested stakeholders are invited to submit public comments via a form, which can be downloaded here. Closing date for comments is 15 March 2015.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Friday, 13 March 2015
IBA to host OECD Foreign Bribery Report – The Legal Profession Perspective – London IBA to host OECD Foreign Bribery Report – The Legal Profession Perspective – London

News release: 18 December 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) is to host the London launch of the recently published OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Foreign Bribery Report on 23 January 2015 at Holborn Bars, from 15h45 – 18h00. The Report’s creators, together with leading experts in the field of anti-corruption, will discuss the findings of the Report and the next steps needed to combat the crime of transnational bribery.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 Thursday, 18 December 2014
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
David W Rivkin takes up presidency of global lawyers’ association, IBA  David W Rivkin takes up presidency of global lawyers’ association, IBA

News release: 12 January 2015 - The International Bar Association (IBA) today announced David W Rivkin as its new President. Consistently ranked as one of the top international dispute resolution practitioners in the world, Mr Rivkin is a litigation partner at the New York and London offices of law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He is also Co-Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group.

Monday, 12 January 2015 Friday, 14 July 2017
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
Panama to host 500 international delegates for discussion on M&A in Latin America  Panama to host 500 international delegates for discussion on M&A in Latin America

News release, Tuesday 24 February: More than 500 private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, law academics and government officials, from 36 countries, are to gather in Panama City, Panama, from 11–13 March 2015 for the IBA conference, Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Latest Trends and the Road Ahead. Alberto Aleman Zubieta, former CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, who led the agency for 16 years, will give the keynote address. Spanish and Portuguese language versions available

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Zambia to host inaugural IBA women business lawyers’ event in Africa Zambia to host inaugural IBA women business lawyers’ event in Africa

News Release: Thursday, 16 February 2015. Zambia is to host the first International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division (LPD) Women Business Lawyers Initiative programme to be held in Africa. Titled, ‘African women in law rising’ the event will take place in Livingstone from 21–22 April 2015, in partnership with the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ).

Monday, 16 February 2015 Monday, 16 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
New Judicial Integrity Initiative launched by IBA President  New Judicial Integrity Initiative launched by IBA President

News Release: Thursday, 19 February 2015. Today, the President of the International Bar Association (IBA), David W Rivkin, is hosting a high-level meeting in London to develop ideas for the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative, a new project aimed at combating judicial corruption.

Thursday, 19 February 2015 Thursday, 19 February 2015
Panama City plays host to largest ever IBA mergers and acquisitions conference in Latin America Panama City plays host to largest ever IBA mergers and acquisitions conference in Latin America

News Release: Monday, 09 March 2015. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the largest International Bar Association (IBA) mergers and acquisitions conference ever to take place in Latin America.

Monday, 9 March 2015 Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Ciudad de Panamá será la sede de la mayor conferencia sobre fusiones y adquisiciones en la historia de la IBA en América Latina Ciudad de Panamá será la sede de la mayor conferencia sobre fusiones y adquisiciones en la historia de la IBA en América Latina

News Release: Monday, 09 March 2015 [lunes 9 de marzo de 2015]. Mañana marcará el comienzo de la mayor conferencia sobre fusiones y adquisiciones en la historia de la International Bar Association (IBA) [Asociación Internacional de Abogados] en América Latina.

Monday, 9 March 2015 Tuesday, 10 March 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
IBA President in Singapore for Asia launch of Judicial Integrity Initiative  IBA President in Singapore for Asia launch of Judicial Integrity Initiative

News Release: Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Today, the President of the International Bar Association (IBA), David W Rivkin, is hosting a high-level meeting in Singapore to develop ideas for the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative, a new project aimed at combating judicial corruption worldwide. This is the second meeting on the Initiative. The inaugural meeting took place in London, United Kingdom, last month on 19 February.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 Tuesday, 17 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
IBA issues fact-correcting statement on ISDS IBA issues fact-correcting statement on ISDS

News Release: Monday, 20 April 2015. Today, the International Bar Association (IBA) issued a statement correcting misconceptions and inaccurate information around the discussions on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – a mechanism that allows investors and governments to settle disputes arising from international law, including treaties such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Monday, 20 April 2015 Monday, 20 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 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
Anti-corruption head to speak with the IBA in open forum – free webcast, 10 June at 14.30 BST Anti-corruption head to speak with the IBA in open forum – free webcast, 10 June at 14.30 BST

News release: Thursday 4 June 2015. As allegations of widespread corruption within world football’s governing body, FIFA, abound, José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International (TI), will join the IBA for a live online interview on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 14.30 BST.

Thursday, 4 June 2015 Thursday, 4 June 2015
International Bar Association Launches Mobile App that Captures Verifiable Images to Aid Prosecution of Human Rights Atrocities International Bar Association Launches Mobile App that Captures Verifiable Images to Aid Prosecution of Human Rights Atrocities

News Release: Monday, 8 June 2015. International Bar Association Launches Mobile App that Captures Verifiable Images to Aid Prosecution of Human Rights Atrocities. The International Bar Association (IBA), with support from LexisNexis Legal & Professional, today launched the eyeWitness to Atrocities app – a new tool for documenting and reporting human rights atrocities in a secure and verifiable way so the information can be used as evidence in a court of law.

Monday, 8 June 2015 Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Initiative to bolster Arab women in law launched in Jordan by IBA, in partnership with AIWF and AWLN Initiative to bolster Arab women in law launched in Jordan by IBA, in partnership with AIWF and AWLN

News Release: Wednesday, 10 June 2015. The International Bar Association (IBA) Initiative for Women Business Lawyers in the Middle East is to host its second programme aimed at lawyers in commercial law practice in partnership with the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) and the Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN) on 7 September 2015 in Amman, Jordan. Delegates will be addressed by a number of distinguished speakers including HE Sharif Zubi, Former Minister of Justice.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 Monday, 15 June 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
South Africa has an irrefutable legal obligation to arrest and transfer Al Bashir to the ICC, says Mark Ellis South Africa has an irrefutable legal obligation to arrest and transfer Al Bashir to the ICC, says Mark Ellis

News Release: Monday, 15 June 2015. The Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA) Mark Ellis said today in relation to current events surrounding Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir and South Africa.

Monday, 15 June 2015 Monday, 15 June 2015
Magna Carta: Reflections of an American president in London Magna Carta: Reflections of an American president in London

News Release: Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Yesterday the American president of the International Bar Association (IBA), David W Rivkin, was at Runnymede in Surrey, in the United Kingdom to attend the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of King John putting his seal to the Magna Carta. The signing of the document on 15 June 1215, to assuage disgruntled barons, first protected the rights and freedoms of society and established that the king was not above the law.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 Tuesday, 16 June 2015
IBA Anti-Corruption Committee calls for reform of international sporting organisations IBA Anti-Corruption Committee calls for reform of international sporting organisations

News Release: Friday, 19 June 2015. The Anti-Corruption Committee and Sports Sub-Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) today call on governments and the major financial supporters of sporting bodies and events to push for fundamental reform to improve the governance, transparency and oversight of international sports organisations, such as the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Friday, 19 June 2015 Friday, 19 June 2015
AU needs to drop political posturing and hold to account perpetrators of atrocities, says Ellis AU needs to drop political posturing and hold to account perpetrators of atrocities, says Ellis

News Release: Monday, 22 June 2015. The Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA) Mark Ellis said today in relation to current events surrounding Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, South Africa, the African Union and the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Monday, 22 June 2015 Monday, 22 June 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
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
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
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
Libya’s trial of former regime members prompts serious concern Libya’s trial of former regime members prompts serious concern

News Release: Tuesday, 28 July 2015. In response to today’s verdict in the case of former high-ranking members of the Gaddafi regime accused of committing war crimes during the revolutionary events in 2011, the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Executive Director Dr Mark Ellis expresses concern about elements of the trial. Of particular concern are the restrictions placed on trial observers, journalists, family members and others on attending the trial proceedings that concluded on 20 May.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Tuesday, 28 July 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
A&O Senior Partner David Morley to talk to the IBA in a live interview – 13 August at 14.30 UK time A&O Senior Partner David Morley to talk to the IBA in a live interview – 13 August at 14.30 UK time

News Release: Wednesday 12 August 2015 - With the legal industry presently facing enormous change and challenges, David Morley, worldwide Senior Partner at the law firm Allen & Overy, will discuss current market conditions and trends affecting the legal profession in an International Bar Association (IBA) live online interview on Thursday 13 August 2015 at 14.30 BST.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 Wednesday, 12 August 2015
UN High Commissioner Prince Zeid announced as 2015 Stockholm Human Rights Award recipient UN High Commissioner Prince Zeid announced as 2015 Stockholm Human Rights Award recipient

News Release: Wednesday 02 September 2015 - Today, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan is announced as the recipient of the 2015 Stockholm Human Rights Award in recognition of his work in the pursuit of advancing international justice and for strengthening respect for human rights.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Jordan’s Minister of Social Development addresses IBA gathering of women lawyers in Amman Jordan’s Minister of Social Development addresses IBA gathering of women lawyers in Amman

News Release: Monday 07 September 2015 - Today, in Amman, Jordan, delegates attending the International Bar Association (IBA) Initiative for Women Business Lawyers in the Middle East event will be addressed by a number of distinguished keynote speakers including HE Reem Abu Hassan, Minister of Social Development of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, HE Sharif Zubi , former Minister of Industry and Trade and former Minister of Justice and HE Mervet Tallawy, Director General of the Arab Women Organization.

Monday, 7 September 2015 Sunday, 6 September 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
European Commission’s former head, José Barroso, to give keynote address in Vienna at global event European Commission’s former head, José Barroso, to give keynote address in Vienna at global event

News Release: Friday 02 October 2015. José Manuel Barroso, immediate Past President of the European Commission, is to give the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference on Sunday 4 October at the Austria Center Vienna. This will mark the beginning of a week-long summit which will bring together, from across the globe, 6,000 members of the legal profession, individuals from corporations, governments and regulators.

Friday, 2 October 2015 Saturday, 3 October 2015
Kofi Annan talks business and human rights at IBA opening showcase session Kofi Annan talks business and human rights at IBA opening showcase session

News Release: Monday 5 October 2015. Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, and John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, will discuss their vision of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the positive role that lawyers can play in their implementation at the 2015 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference on Monday 5 October at 16h15 at the Austria Center Vienna.

Monday, 5 October 2015 Monday, 5 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
IBA concerned by South Africa’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court  IBA concerned by South Africa’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court

News Release: Friday 16 October 2015. The International Bar Association (IBA) is greatly concerned that the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has declared its intention to withdraw the country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and called for all nations in Africa to walk out of the Court.

Friday, 16 October 2015 Friday, 16 October 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
IBA hosts international gathering in Brazil to mark 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta IBA hosts international gathering in Brazil to mark 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

News Release: Wednesday, 11 November 2015. As part of a series of International Bar Association (IBA) events to mark 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta, the document that introduced the notion of lawful process and limitations on government power, São Paulo, Brazil, will play host to the conference IBA Celebrating Magna Carta and the Rule of Law on 13 November 2015.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 Thursday, 12 November 2015
Business and Human Rights Guidance for Bar Associations adopted by the IBA  Business and Human Rights Guidance for Bar Associations adopted by the IBA

News release: Monday 16 November 2015. The governing body of the International Bar Association (IBA) has adopted the IBA Business and Human Rights Guidance for Bar Associations (‘IBA Guidance for Bar Associations’) as part of the IBA’s continued efforts to support international lawyers who advise business clients on the various laws, policies and standards that promote business respect for human rights.

Monday, 16 November 2015 Friday, 13 November 2015
New report finds Libyan regime trial compromised  New report finds Libyan regime trial compromised

News Release: Monday 30 November 2015. The trial of 37 Qaddafi-era officials, including Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, and Abdullah al-Senussi – the son and brother-in-law of the late Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, respectively – was severely compromised and did not meet international fair trial standards, concludes Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA), in his new report.

Monday, 30 November 2015 Tuesday, 1 December 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 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
UN High Commissioner Prince Zeid presented by King of Sweden with 2015 Stockholm Human Rights Award UN High Commissioner Prince Zeid presented by King of Sweden with 2015 Stockholm Human Rights Award

News release: Wednesday 25 November 2015. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein of Jordan was presented with the 2015 Stockholm Human Rights Award by His Majesty the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Silvia, President of the International Bar Association, David W Rivkin, and an audience of more than 1,000 in Sweden’s Berwaldhallen concert hall yesterday.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Thursday, 26 November 2015
Human Rights at Sea and eyeWitness app Human Rights at Sea and eyeWitness app

News Release: Monday 07 December 2015. Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use the eyeWitness to Atrocities app to record human rights abuses occurring at sea. Developed by the International Bar Association (IBA), the app, through its unique capabilities, will enable those working in the maritime environment to use Android smartphones and tablets to document crimes – such as murder, armed robbery, human trafficking, piracy and drug smuggling.

Monday, 7 December 2015 Monday, 7 December 2015
Arbitration has a greater role to play in climate change disputes, says IBA President Arbitration has a greater role to play in climate change disputes, says IBA President

News Release: Monday, 07 December 2015. Today, David W Rivkin, President International Bar Association (IBA), will assert that arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms will play a critical role in encouraging business and government commitments on climate change and sustainability by providing an effective mechanism to resolve disputes.

Monday, 7 December 2015 Monday, 14 November 2016
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
Mary Robinson, Al Gore, and Mohamed Nasheed on climate change justice in their own words Mary Robinson, Al Gore, and Mohamed Nasheed on climate change justice in their own words

News Release: Friday, 11 December 2015. Mary Robinson, Al Gore, and Mohamed Nasheed on climate change justice in their own words

Friday, 11 December 2015 Monday, 14 November 2016
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
The IBA reflects on the closure and legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda The IBA reflects on the closure and legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

As the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) prepares to close its doors on 31 December 2015, International Bar Association(IBA) international law experts reflect on the legacy of the Tribunal that passed 45 judgments over its 21 years in operation. The final judgment was delivered on the Nyiramasuhuko et al case, also known as the Butare case, on 14 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015 Monday, 21 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
IBA support for President Obama’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month IBA support for President Obama’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

News Release: Monday, 25 January 2016. As National Freedom Day in the United States on 1 February approaches, the International Bar Association (IBA) highlights the importance of President Obama declaring January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Monday, 25 January 2016 Wednesday, 3 February 2016
With IBA support, Cuba’s lawyers prepare for new business era  With IBA support, Cuba’s lawyers prepare for new business era

News Release: Thursday 25 February 2016. The IBA has announced the launch of a tailored training programme to prepare Cuba’s lawyers for a new era of legal practice.

Thursday, 25 February 2016 Friday, 26 February 2016
International Arbitration Day in Shanghai strengthens IBA presence in China with SHIAC support International Arbitration Day in Shanghai strengthens IBA presence in China with SHIAC support

News Release: Thursday 03 March 2016. As part of its growing relationship with China, the International Bar Association (IBA) is hosting its flagship arbitration event in Shanghai on 4 March 2016, with support from the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC). The IBA 19th International Arbitration Day has attracted more than 500 of the world’s leading arbitration lawyers to Shanghai, reflecting the prominence of China in the global legal and business communities.

Thursday, 3 March 2016 Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Lebanon’s Director General of Ministry of Justice to address IBA business women lawyers’ event in Beirut Lebanon’s Director General of Ministry of Justice to address IBA business women lawyers’ event in Beirut

News Release: Thursday 03 March 2016. Today in Beirut, Judge Mayssam Noueiri, Director General of the Lebanese Ministry of Justice, will provide opening remarks to an audience gathered for the International Bar Association (IBA) Women Business Lawyers Initiative. It is the first time that the event, held in partnership with the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) and the Beirut Bar Association (BBA), is being held in Beirut.

Thursday, 3 March 2016 Thursday, 3 March 2016
IBA attracts over 600 top Latin American and international lawyers to Rio conference IBA attracts over 600 top Latin American and international lawyers to Rio conference

News Release: Wednesday 09 March 2016. An estimated 650 delegates from 35 countries are gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Biennial International Bar Association (IBA) Latin American Regional Forum Conference, taking place from 9–11 March 2016. The overarching theme of the event is finding and maximising business-associated opportunities in Latin America, while avoiding the pitfalls.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 Wednesday, 9 March 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
Carol Xueref announced as winner of the 2016 IBA Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award Carol Xueref announced as winner of the 2016 IBA Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award

News Release: Tuesday 05 April 2016. Today the International Bar Association (IBA) named Carol Xueref, Secretary-General at Essilor International SA, as winner of the 2016 IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award.

Given biennially, the award recognises professional excellence, women who have influenced other women to pursue careers in law, and women who have advanced opportunities for other women within the legal profession.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Tuesday, 5 April 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
IBA attends official opening of the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court IBA attends official opening of the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court

News Release: Thursday 21 April 2016. The International Bar Association (IBA) was among a select group of civil society organisations to join the official opening ceremony of the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 19 April 2016.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 Wednesday, 20 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
IBA releases new study identifying types of corruption affecting judicial systems globally IBA releases new study identifying types of corruption affecting judicial systems globally

News Release: Friday 27 May 2016. The International Bar Association (IBA), in partnership with the Basel Institute on Governance, today published the results of a global survey that shows bribery and undue political influence are the two most frequently reported forms of corruption observed in judicial systems.

The survey is part of the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative (JII), a project launched by IBA President David W Rivkin in January 2015 aimed at combating judicial corruption.

Friday, 27 May 2016 Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Ben Bernanke announced as speaker at IBA Annual Conference Ben Bernanke announced as speaker at IBA Annual Conference

News Release: Tuesday 31 May 2016. Ben Bernanke, immediate past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed), is today confirmed as a speaker at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC from 18–23 September 2016.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 Friday, 27 May 2016
IBA issues ground-breaking Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers IBA issues ground-breaking Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers

News Release: Wednesday, 08 June 2016. The International Bar Association (IBA) has endorsed groundbreaking guidance for business lawyers on how to practise law with respect for human rights. On 28 May 2016, the IBA Council, the organisation’s governing body, voted unanimously to adopt the IBA Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers (Practical Guide) during its mid-year meeting in Barcelona. As a service to lawyers everywhere the guide is available to download from the IBA website.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 Thursday, 9 June 2016
IBAHRI condemns reported assault of lawyer in Chinese courtroom IBAHRI condemns reported assault of lawyer in Chinese courtroom

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

Thursday, 23 June 2016 Thursday, 23 June 2016
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
IBA calls for end to dismantling of judiciary,  and reinstatement of judges in Turkey IBA calls for end to dismantling of judiciary, and reinstatement of judges in Turkey

News Release: Wednesday 27 July 2016. The dismantling and restructuring of Turkey’s judiciary by the country’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is in direct contravention of international legal norms and principles, as well as Article 138 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, and must end, states the International Bar Association (IBA).

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 Thursday, 28 July 2016
IBA condemns brutal attacks on Pakistan’s legal profession IBA condemns brutal attacks on Pakistan’s legal profession

News Release: Wednesday 27 August 2016. The slaying of Bilal Anwar Kasi, President of the Balochistan Bar Association, and the targeted mass murder of lawyers gathered at Sandeman Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, on Monday 8 August to mourn their colleague’s death, are condemned outright by the International Bar Association (IBA).

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 Thursday, 11 August 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
El IBAHRI solicita se investiguen las denuncias de allanamiento al hogar de Ramón Cadena El IBAHRI solicita se investiguen las denuncias de allanamiento al hogar de Ramón Cadena

Comunicado de prensa: miércoles 17 de agosto de 2016. El International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados o IBAHRI] insta a las autoridades de Guatemala para que adelantenuna investigación inmediata, completa y transparente sobre la denuncia de un allanamiento armado de la casa de Ramón Cadena Rámila, el director regional de América Central de la Comisión Internacional de Juristas (CIJ).

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 Thursday, 18 August 2016
Mary Robinson to receive 2016 Stockholm Human Rights Award Mary Robinson to receive 2016 Stockholm Human Rights Award

News release: Tuesday 13 September 2016. Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002, is announced as the 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Human Rights Award.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 Tuesday, 13 September 2016
New report on law trends in HR shows employers face many challenges, says IBA GEI New report on law trends in HR shows employers face many challenges, says IBA GEI

News Release: Tuesday 13 September 2016. The International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) today published a report that indicates data privacy, immigration restrictions and competition for diverse workforces as some of the foremost challenges facing employers.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 Tuesday, 13 September 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
IBA call for contributions to the ICC Trust Fund for Family Visits IBA call for contributions to the ICC Trust Fund for Family Visits

On 30 August 2016, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made public an important decision re-affirming the Court’s positive obligation to provide an effective right to family visits for ICC detainees, including by providing funding for such visits. In the same decision, the Presidency expressed concern that the Trust Fund for Family Visits ‘has reached a critically low level’.

Monday, 5 September 2016 Monday, 5 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
IBA President in Argentina for high-level discussions on fighting judicial corruption IBA President in Argentina for high-level discussions on fighting judicial corruption

News release: Wednesday 5 October 2016. David W Rivkin, President of the International Bar Association (IBA) is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative (JII) – a nascent project aimed at combating judicial corruption worldwide.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 Wednesday, 5 October 2016
IBA President in Chile for high-level discussions on fighting judicial corruption IBA President in Chile for high-level discussions on fighting judicial corruption

News release: Thursday 6 October 2016. David W Rivkin, President of the International Bar Association (IBA) is in Santiago, Chile, to discuss the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative (JII) – a nascent project aimed at combating judicial corruption worldwide.

Thursday, 6 October 2016 Thursday, 6 October 2016
IBA and King’s College London partner on new Executive LLM degree IBA and King’s College London partner on new Executive LLM degree

News Release: Monday 31 October 2016. The International Bar Association (IBA) and King’s College London have pooled experience and expertise to launch a world-class professional law course for ambitious legal practitioners – typically with between six and eight years of professional experience.

Monday, 31 October 2016 Monday, 21 November 2016
New IBA Reference Annex helps lawyers further understand and take action on business and human rights New IBA Reference Annex helps lawyers further understand and take action on business and human rights

News Release: 26 October 2016. The Reference Annex to the IBA Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers is an in-depth document designed to further business lawyers’ understanding of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) – the authoritative global standard on business respect for human rights – and similar documents.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 Tuesday, 1 November 2016
IBA panel discusses evidence in international criminal trials at ASP15 IBA panel discusses evidence in international criminal trials at ASP15

News Release: Tuesday 15 November 2016. The developments and challenges in giving evidence at international criminal trials are topics to be debated in The Hague on 22 November 2016 at an event arranged by the International Bar Association’s International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law Programme (IBA ICC & ICL Programme) with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in the Netherlands.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 Wednesday, 16 November 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
eyeWitness to Atrocities app wins 2016 Innovation in Global Security Prize eyeWitness to Atrocities app wins 2016 Innovation in Global Security Prize

News Release: Friday 18 November 2016. The eyeWitness to Atrocities app has won the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security – established to ‘recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges’ and that demonstrate ‘excellence in new ideas.’

Friday, 18 November 2016 Monday, 21 November 2016
Mary Robinson receives 2016 Stockholm Human Rights Award and talks about the world today Mary Robinson receives 2016 Stockholm Human Rights Award and talks about the world today

News release: Thursday 24 November 2016. Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was presented with the 2016 Stockholm Human Rights Award on Wednesday 23 November 2016 during a ceremony held at Sweden’s Berwaldhallen concert hall.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 Friday, 25 November 2016
IBA and OECD join forces to develop practice guidance to equip lawyers in fight against corruption IBA and OECD join forces to develop practice guidance to equip lawyers in fight against corruption

News release: Wednesday 14 December 2016. Following on from the London Anti-Corruption Summit which took place in May 2016, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have agreed to form a task force to develop professional conduct standards and practice guidance for lawyers involved in establishing and advising on international commercial structures and recommended actions for governments.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 Wednesday, 14 December 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
Ghana Judiciary and Bar adopt  IBA Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact Ghana Judiciary and Bar adopt IBA Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact

News release: Thursday 22 December 2016. President of the International Bar Association (IBA) David W Rivkin, Ghana’s Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, members of Ghana’s Judicial Council and leaders of the Ghana Bar Association* have met today in Accra for the official signing of the IBA Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 Thursday, 22 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
Martin Šolc assumes presidency of the IBA and outlines key objectives of tenure Martin Šolc assumes presidency of the IBA and outlines key objectives of tenure

News release: Monday 30 January 2017. Martin Šolc is the new President of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the first person from the Czech Republic to assume the role in the Association’s 70 year history. His tenure will run for two years, from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.

Monday, 30 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
O IBAHRI exorta as profissões jurídicas no Brasil a trabalharem pela melhoria das condições prisionais O IBAHRI exorta as profissões jurídicas no Brasil a trabalharem pela melhoria das condições prisionais

COMUNICADO À IMPRENSA: sexta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2017. Diante das rebeliões ocorridas em presídios de Manaus e Roraima no Brasil, os quais resultaram na morte de cerca de 100 pessoas e na fuga de diversos presos, o Instituto de Direitos Humanos da International Bar Association (IBAHRI), exorta as profissões jurídicas do país a trabalharem com urgência pela melhoria das condições das prisões e pela criação de ambientes nos quais os direitos humanos dos presos e servidores do sistema prisional sejam respe

Friday, 13 January 2017 Friday, 13 January 2017
IBA launches global survey to investigate reasons for women lawyers leaving law firms IBA launches global survey to investigate reasons for women lawyers leaving law firms

News release: Wednesday 25 January 2017. A global investigation into the reasons why so many women lawyers leave law firms, and on occasion the legal profession entirely, has been launched by the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU). The investigation also seeks to secure information on the professional barriers experienced by women in the legal profession. Once the data has been collected and analysed, a report aimed at law firms and legal associations will be published.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 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
IBA calls for end to undermining of US judiciary and the rule of law by US President IBA calls for end to undermining of US judiciary and the rule of law by US President

News release: Friday 10 February 2017. The International Bar Association (IBA) calls for a halt to President Donald Trump’s undermining of the United States judiciary – and consequently the rule of law – through personal attacks on respected jurists. Following the unanimous decision of the judges of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco, not to reinstate the President’s recently issued Executive Order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior.

Friday, 10 February 2017 Friday, 10 February 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
Buenos Aires attracts record number to IBA mergers and acquisitions conference  Buenos Aires attracts record number to IBA mergers and acquisitions conference

News release: Wednesday 15 March 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina hosts the largest International Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Conference ever held in Latin America: 'IBA Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New Opportunities in a Changing Scenario'. The event, taking place on 15–17 March 2017, has attracted a record 700 private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, law academics, government officials and bar associations’ representatives from 30 countries.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 Wednesday, 15 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
Law requires reshaping as AI and robotics alter employment, states new IBA report Law requires reshaping as AI and robotics alter employment, states new IBA report

News release: Tuesday 04 April 2017. The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence – is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a report published today by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Climate change – employment link requires business rethink, says new IBA GEI report Climate change – employment link requires business rethink, says new IBA GEI report

News release: Tuesday 13 June 2017. Swift and effective action is needed to create new, sustainable economic models to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on the world’s working population, states a report published today by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Robert Mueller interviews with the IBA Robert Mueller interviews with the IBA

News release: Thursday 18 May 2017. Robert Mueller - recently appointed by the United States Department of Justice as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into possible links between President Trump's election campaign associates and Russian officials - spoke with the International Bar Association's Executive Director, Dr Mark Ellis, in a wide-ranging interview in September 2016.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 Thursday, 18 May 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 IBA Award for Best Oralist in ICC Moot Competition given to Samantha Ann Tirthdas New IBA Award for Best Oralist in ICC Moot Competition given to Samantha Ann Tirthdas

News release: Friday 02 June 2017. Samantha Ann Tirthdas, of the University of the Philippines, is the winner of the inaugural International Bar Association (IBA) Award for Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds in the ICC Moot Court Competition. Aurélie Roche-Mair, Director of the IBA's International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law (ICC & ICL) Programme, made the presentation during a ceremony in The Hague on Thursday 18 May 2017.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 Friday, 2 June 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
New IBA GEI Code of Conduct Report details survey results of multinationals New IBA GEI Code of Conduct Report details survey results of multinationals

News release: Tuesday 11 July 2017. A new report from the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI)
details the findings of a survey aimed at understanding the prevalence, purpose, application, jurisdiction, legal effect, enforceability and efficacy of multinational companies’ codes of conduct. The Code of Conduct Report can be downloaded without charge from the IBA website here: tinyurl.com/yaxzvm3b.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 Tuesday, 11 July 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, 12 July 2017
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South Africa: Reform Proposals 'Encroach on Judicial Independence', Apr 2006 South Africa: Reform Proposals 'Encroach on Judicial Independence', Apr 2006

Monday, 2 June 2008 Monday, 2 March 2009
IBA Raises Concerns about Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill, Feb 2006 IBA Raises Concerns about Fiji’s Promotion of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Unity Bill, Feb 2006

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

Monday, 9 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Press release in Farsi, 2007 Press release in Farsi, 2007

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Monday, 9 March 2009
Poland - Press release (French) Poland - Press release (French)

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 June 2008
IBA Releases Report on Proceedings of the International Criminal Court, Sept 2006 IBA Releases Report on Proceedings of the International Criminal Court, Sept 2006

IBA Releases Report on Proceedings of the International Criminal Court

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Separation of powers Poland (French), November 2007 Separation of powers Poland (French), November 2007

Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Friday, 24 April 2009
Iran Press Release (Farsi), October 2007 Iran Press Release (Farsi), October 2007

Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Friday, 24 April 2009
Nepal: IBA Condemns Crackdown on Lawyers and Breakdown of the Rule of Law, April 2006 Nepal: IBA Condemns Crackdown on Lawyers and Breakdown of the Rule of Law, April 2006

Thursday, 24 July 2008 Tuesday, 5 May 2009
AMLLIG IBA Urges Caution in the Implementation of the Third EU Money Laundering Directive  AMLLIG IBA Urges Caution in the Implementation of the Third EU Money Laundering Directive

Friday, 3 October 2008 Friday, 3 October 2008
AMLLIG IBA voices concern at a European Commission Meeting AMLLIG IBA voices concern at a European Commission Meeting

Friday, 3 October 2008 Friday, 3 October 2008
AMLLIG FATF Summit Press Release AMLLIG FATF Summit Press Release

IBA Debates Concerns about Anti-Money Laundering Legislation at FATF Summit

Friday, 3 October 2008 Thursday, 14 May 2009
Lawyers from Southern Africa call on African countries and the UN Sec Council to support ICC Lawyers from Southern Africa call on African countries and the UN Sec Council to support ICC

Thursday, 18 December 2008 Thursday, 18 December 2008
Outcomes Romana Outcomes Romana

Thursday, 18 December 2008 Tuesday, 2 June 2009
IBA Press Release 191208 IBA Press Release 191208

Lawyers from Southern Africa call on African countries and the UN Security Council to support the ICC

Friday, 19 December 2008 Tuesday, 2 June 2009
ICC: Press statement on outcomes of December workshop ICC: Press statement on outcomes of December workshop

Monday, 5 January 2009 Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Comunicado de imprensa Comunicado de imprensa

Monday, 26 January 2009 Monday, 26 January 2009
BasesWiki Website Release BasesWiki Website Release

New website launched to provide guidance in resolving disputes between business and society

Tuesday, 3 February 2009 Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Press Release- RoL Fiji in Dire Straits Press Release- RoL Fiji in Dire Straits

Tuesday, 3 March 2009 Wednesday, 3 June 2009
01.05.2014_IBAHRI_NewsRelease_AzerbaijanLanguageVersion 01.05.2014_IBAHRI_NewsRelease_AzerbaijanLanguageVersion

Thursday, 1 May 2014 Thursday, 1 May 2014