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Interview with Kimberley Prost Interview with Kimberley Prost

Interview with Kimberley Prost, IBA Annual Conference 2012, Dublin

Monday, 15 October 2012 Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Rebecca Lowe Rebecca Lowe

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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The ultimate price of poverty - Rebecca Lowe The ultimate price of poverty - Rebecca Lowe

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people are put to death across the world every year. The majority of these are poor. IBA Global Insight assesses the socio-economic arguments for death penalty

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Thursday, 8 September 2016
Arab Awakening - Rebecca Lowe Arab Awakening - Rebecca Lowe

Is a revolution in the rule of law spreading across the Middle East, or is history destined to repeat itself?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Riches and responsibility -  Rebecca Lowe Riches and responsibility - Rebecca Lowe

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

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 Thursday, 30 June 2011
Historic justice - Rebecca Lowe Historic justice - Rebecca Lowe

After graduating in 1952, Sandra Day O’Connor couldn’t find a law firm willing to give her a job. Nearly 30 years later, she was the first woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, a historic milestone for women’s rights. IBA Global Insight speaks to the former Supreme Court Justice who was at the centre of the controversial election of George W Bush.

Monday, 1 August 2011 Thursday, 8 September 2016
Code of misconduct - Rebecca Lowe Code of misconduct - Rebecca Lowe

‘Transparency’ was a recurring refrain during the Murdochs’ parliamentary testimony in July, yet many questions on the phone hacking scandal remain unanswered. As global corporate governance laws strengthen, IBA Global Insight asks how accountable and transparent multinationals – and the lawyers who advise them – really are.

Monday, 3 October 2011 Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Arabian Fights - Rebecca Lowe Arabian Fights - Rebecca Lowe

Egypt recently completed its first free elections for six decades. Yet behind this celebration of democracy lies a murkier reality, with the army, Islamists, liberals and old guard vying for power. IBA Global Insight meets those involved in Egypt’s transition to democratic rule, including leading presidential candidate Amr Moussa, former Secretary-General of the Arab League.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 Thursday, 8 September 2016
The great pay debate - Rebecca Lowe The great pay debate - Rebecca Lowe

Over the past decade, executive pay in the US and UK has rocketed in relation to that of average workers, despite major corporate scandals and global financial collapse. Yet leading figures in the business world continue to resist change.

Sunday, 1 April 2012 Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Iran: from prince to pariah - Rebecca Lowe Iran: from prince to pariah - Rebecca Lowe

IBA Global Insight, June 2012. Iran and the West have been sworn enemies since the Islamic Republic came to power in 1979. Now, the focus on Iran's suspected nuclear ambitions means that tensions have never been higher. Are the two sides irreconcilable and could the escalation prove disastrous?

Friday, 1 June 2012 Wednesday, 1 October 2014
A Games of two halves - Rebecca Lowe A Games of two halves - Rebecca Lowe

IBA Global Insight August 2012. When London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics seven years ago, everyone knew the city would be closely scrutinised across the world. IBA Global Insight assesses the winners and losers of London’s third Olympic Games.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 Wednesday, 29 August 2012
The anarchical society - Rebecca Lowe The anarchical society - Rebecca Lowe

IBA Global Insight August 2012. As the death toll continues to rise in Syria, the international community is searching for a diplomatic solution. IBA Global Insight assesses how far diplomacy should go and where the line should be drawn between immunity and justice.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Cleaning up the City - Rebecca Lowe Cleaning up the City - Rebecca Lowe

A series of scandals has cast a long shadow over the already beleaguered financial sector in recent months. IBA Global Insight examines what needs to be done to reform the industry.

Monday, 15 October 2012 Friday, 7 March 2014
Devout democracy - Rebecca Lowe Devout democracy - Rebecca Lowe

The Arab Spring - devout democracy - Rebecca Lowe

Monday, 3 December 2012 Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Protect, respect, remedy - Rebecca Lowe Protect, respect, remedy - Rebecca Lowe

The Kiobel case at the US Supreme Court has put the issue of corporate liability for human rights abuses firmly in the spotlight. IBA Global Insight assesses whether businesses and law firms are doing enough to meet their obligations.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 Monday, 30 September 2013
Military force inadequate to solve Mali’s governance crisis Military force inadequate to solve Mali’s governance crisis

France’s military intervention to combat Islamist radicals in northern Mali must be accompanied by fundamental political and economic reform to restore long-term peace and stability, according to experts in the region.

Friday, 12 April 2013 Monday, 13 May 2013
‘Historic’ UN Arms Trade Treaty may have limited impact, say experts ‘Historic’ UN Arms Trade Treaty may have limited impact, say experts

The UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) setting legally binding rules to regulate the global weapons trade opened for signature last week and has been heralded as an historic milestone for international human rights.

Monday, 17 June 2013 Monday, 10 February 2014
G8 summit: ‘proper tax justice’ or ‘hot air’? G8 summit: ‘proper tax justice’ or ‘hot air’?

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has gained a reputation for tough talk on corporate tax avoidance over the last 12 months. Earlier this year, for example, he said it was time for multinational companies to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ over tax reform and change the way they do business.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 Tuesday, 2 July 2013
War on fakes - Rebecca Lowe War on fakes - Rebecca Lowe

The trade in fake goods could cost the global economy $1.7tn by 2015, according to the International Chamber of Commerce. Many countries view counterfeiting as merely a trade concern, but direct links with organised crime and terrorist groups have
been unearthed. IBA Global Insight investigates an industry thriving in the shadows.

Monday, 29 July 2013 Monday, 29 July 2013
Lawyers draft new global principles to protect digital identity Lawyers draft new global principles to protect digital identity

The leaking of the US National Security Agency’s Prism programme, which gives authorities unprecedented access to personal information held by the world’s internet giants, has prompted global panic over online privacy and security. What data is held online and how it is protected are questions now urgently being asked by internet users across the world.

Thursday, 22 August 2013 Thursday, 22 August 2013
Immigration detention ‘one of the most pressing rule of law issues of our era’ Immigration detention ‘one of the most pressing rule of law issues of our era’

Immigration detention is ‘one of the most pressing rule of law issues of our era’, according to a leading British barrister who has authored a report calling for stronger legal safeguards for detainees.

Michael Fordham QC, author of Immigration Detention and the Rule of Law, a report commissioned by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, believes policymakers ‘can fall into the habit of treating these as persons whose liberty is cheap’.

Friday, 23 August 2013 Wednesday, 4 September 2013
First Europe-wide human rights guidance to be drafted for legal profession First Europe-wide human rights guidance to be drafted for legal profession

An ambitious project to draft Europe-wide corporate responsibility (CR) guidance for the legal profession has been launched, with the aim of publishing the report by the end of next year.

The CR Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents bar associations and law societies across 43 countries, aims to produce the most comprehensive document yet written on the subject. It will include wide-ranging guidelines on environmental, economic and human rights obligations.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Syria: Military intervention is illegal – but may be legitimate Syria: Military intervention is illegal – but may be legitimate

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

Friday, 6 September 2013 Friday, 6 September 2013
Me, myself and i - Rebecca Lowe Me, myself and i - Rebecca Lowe

The European Commissioner for Justice says personal data is ‘the currency of the digital economy’ with estimates suggesting that, by 2020, it will account for eight per cent of the EU-27 GDP – currently €13tn. IBA Global Insight examines the legal implications of this brave new world where few have control of their digital identity.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 Thursday, 17 October 2013
US surveillance requires greater transparency, says former NSA legal chief US surveillance requires greater transparency, says former NSA legal chief

Controversial electronic surveillance programmes operated by the US National Security Agency (NSA), exposed in June by whistleblower Edward Snowden, require far greater transparency and accountability, according to a former NSA legal chief.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 Thursday, 24 October 2013
Bianca Jagger: accountability key to cutting human cost of climate change Bianca Jagger: accountability key to cutting human cost of climate change

Unchecked climate change is predicted to cause severe increases in sea level, floods and droughts, triggering mass displacement, food shortages and disease. Yet, while states have a legal duty to protect the human rights of citizens, there is currently no global treaty that recognises people’s right to a healthy environment. New mechanisms are urgently needed, according to leading environmental experts speaking at the IBA Annual Conference in Boston.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Syria: the unbearable crisis - Rebecca Lowe Syria: the unbearable crisis - Rebecca Lowe

The crisis in Syria is putting unsustainable pressure on its neighbours – Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. With public services swamped by refugees and local tensions rising, Global Insight reports on Lebanon, a country bearing an impossible burden.

Monday, 10 February 2014 Thursday, 5 February 2015
Banking on trust Banking on trust

IBA Global Insight April/May 2014. More than five years on from the nadir of the financial crisis, evidence of pervasive wrongdoing across the banking industry continues to emerge. Billion-dollar fines and regulatory reform should usher in a new era of ethical conduct, but bankers are yet to revive trust in the sector. Global Insight assesses the huge challenges facing the world of finance.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Tough competition Tough competition

In-House Perspective July 2014, Tough competition
July 2014 – FEATURE: Andrea Appella first visited London in 1992 for six months, but it was not long before he returned. Twenty years later he is still based there, having worked for MTV, Time Warner and News Corporation (now 21st Century Fox). In-House Perspective’s Rebecca Lowe talks to one of the world’s top competition lawyers about the challenges of operating in the digital age

Friday, 20 June 2014 Monday, 6 October 2014
Gaza conflict: Walking the line between peace and justice Gaza conflict: Walking the line between peace and justice

The month-long conflict in the Gaza Strip has claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 people, the vast majority civilians. As the death toll rises, international pressure on both parties to end the violence is mounting, alongside calls for justice and accountability.

In response to the escalating crisis, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) launched an inquiry on 23 July into alleged violations of international law committed during the conflict.

Friday, 8 August 2014 Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Interview with Lord Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales Interview with Lord Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales

Lord Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales, discusses a wide range of issues in this interview with the IBA's Rebecca Lowe, including: tackling financial fraud, cuts to the Serious Fraud Office, the UK's prosecution services, prosecuting companies and the problem of the UK’s ‘guiding mind’ concept, deferred prosecution agreements, the Leveson Inquiry, phone hacking, police reform, security v freedom, secret courts, extraordinary rendition and dealing with terrorism

Friday, 1 August 2014 Thursday, 14 August 2014
Libya could be ‘at forefront of reform’ if security restored Libya could be ‘at forefront of reform’ if security restored

Libya may be descending into chaos and possible civil war, but the country nevertheless has the makings of a successful state with robust legal, democratic and economic institutions, leading lawyers and human rights experts have told IBA Global Insight.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 Thursday, 21 August 2014
Russian tax crackdown welcome, but draft law flawed Russian tax crackdown welcome, but draft law flawed

Russia’s draft law on controlled foreign companies (CFCs) is a welcome crackdown on aggressive tax avoidance and evasion, but is flawed in its present form, leading tax lawyers have told IBA Global Insight.

The law, which has gone through two drafts and remains under review, is long overdue and necessary to prevent tax leakage, lawyers say, but contains several problematic provisions. The law is a dramatic move for Russia, which to-date has had no CFC legislation to capture and regulate offshore wealth.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 Thursday, 21 August 2014
Global environmental degradation: demand grows to end impunity Global environmental degradation: demand grows to end impunity

A series of potentially landmark European lawsuits are part of a growing trend to hold lawmakers to account for missed greenhouse gas emissions targets, leading environmental lawyers have told IBA Global Insight.

The cases – brought by the Urgenda foundation against the Netherlands, and ClientEarth and the European Commission (EC) against the UK – are said to mark a significant step in the drive to end impunity for inaction on global warming.

Friday, 22 August 2014 Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Banking on the future Banking on the future

In-House Perspective's Rebecca Lowe speaks to Hugh Pugsley, General Counsel of Group Legal at Lloyds bank, and former UBS Executive Director, about the banking sector, looking at issues such as the financial crisis, dark pools, ethical banking and inclusive capitalism - as well as his background coming from a family of lawyers and a family law firm in Devon.

Friday, 3 October 2014 Thursday, 30 October 2014
Lady Hale, Deputy President UK Supreme Court: access to justice becoming ‘very hard in certain areas’ Lady Hale, Deputy President UK Supreme Court: access to justice becoming ‘very hard in certain areas’

Reforms to legal aid and judicial review in the UK have damaged access to justice, which is ‘becoming harder’ and is ‘very hard in certain areas’, according to the first and only female justice on the UK’s Supreme Court.

Monday, 16 February 2015 Monday, 16 February 2015
Poor questioning delayed Chilcot Inquiry, say top lawyers Poor questioning delayed Chilcot Inquiry, say top lawyers

Weak and ineffective questioning of witnesses in the UK’s Iraq Inquiry, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, is likely to have contributed to the report’s ongoing delay, leading lawyers specialising in public inquiries have told IBA Global Insight.
The cross-examination process, led by Chilcot and his four-person panel from November 2009 to February 2011, was insufficiently incisive, formal and robust, experts have said. The inquiry was launched in July 2009 and was originally due to report within a year.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 Monday, 2 March 2015