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Syria: an international crisis Syria: an international crisis

Military and diplomatic tensions over the Syrian crisis have escalated following the suspected chemical attack in Douma on 7 April 2018, which led to targeted air strikes against the Assad regime by the US, UK and France. This podcast renews the focus on the legal and moral obligation of the international community to intervene in a crisis that is now estimated to have caused 450,000 deaths and displaced 12 million people. With Kofi Annan, Patricia O'Brien, Bernard Kouchner and Jose Manuel Barroso

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Tuesday, 17 April 2018
The fragmentation of the West - William Hague The fragmentation of the West - William Hague

The threats facing Western unity and democracy worldwide are nearing crisis point, says former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Speaking exclusively to IBA Global Insight, Lord Hague describes the fragmentation of the West as ‘the most alarming single fact about world affairs at the moment’.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 Thursday, 14 June 2018
Forced displacement and demographic engineering in Syria Forced displacement and demographic engineering in Syria

In the context of the 2018 Geneva Peace Week, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, in partnership with the Geneva Academy , will hold an event to discuss forced displacement and demographic engineering in Syria.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Syria Syria

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

Thursday, 7 April 2011 Friday, 4 January 2019
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Roundtable Discussion - Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders in Syria: A Watershed for the Rule of Law, 2011 Roundtable Discussion - Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders in Syria: A Watershed for the Rule of Law, 2011

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

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: a discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, 2011 Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: a discussion on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, 2011

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

Monday, 10 October 2011 Friday, 27 April 2012
Interview with Haitham al-Maleh - film Interview with Haitham al-Maleh - film

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

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 Friday, 27 April 2012
Syria: UN receives letter of support for Syrian lawyers from international legal professional organisations Syria: UN receives letter of support for Syrian lawyers from international legal professional organisations

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

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 Friday, 27 April 2012
Syria fact-finding mission, 2011 Syria fact-finding mission, 2011

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

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 Tuesday, 17 July 2012
‘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
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
Webcast interview and Q&A with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - film Webcast interview and Q&A with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - film

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

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

Monday, 12 May 2014 Wednesday, 18 June 2014
‘Perfect storm’ of refugees and instability engulfing the Middle East ‘Perfect storm’ of refugees and instability engulfing the Middle East

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

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

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

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
Accountability in Syria: The Role of the International, Impartial and Independent mechanism Accountability in Syria: The Role of the International, Impartial and Independent mechanism

In March 2018, the IBAHRI co-organised an event with the Geneva Academy to discuss the work of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in the Syrian Arab Republic (IIIM). The discussion focused on the IIIM’s existing and future national, regional or international investigations and prosecutions of the most serious crimes committed in Syria.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 Wednesday, 29 August 2018
IBAHRIs Syria project – 2018-2019 IBAHRIs Syria project – 2018-2019

An overview of IBAHRI's Syria project.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 Friday, 4 January 2019
HRI Training Manuals on Human Rights and Accountability Mechanisms for Syrian Legal Professionals HRI Training Manuals on Human Rights and Accountability Mechanisms for Syrian Legal Professionals

The IBAHRI partnered with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) to strengthen the capacity of Syrian lawyers to engage with international human rights mechanisms. The project, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), aims to develop a short and long-term engagement strategy of Syrian justice sector actors with human rights mechanisms.

Friday, 4 January 2019 Friday, 4 January 2019
Side event to the UNHRC 39th Session – Civil Society Organisations and Criminal Accountability for Atrocity Crimes Side event to the UNHRC 39th Session – Civil Society Organisations and Criminal Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

On 11 September 2018, the International Bar Association’s Human rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the IBA War Crimes Committee (IBA WCC) held a side event to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council 39th session in Geneva, titled Civil Society Organisations and Criminal Accountability for Atrocity Crimes.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Thursday, 22 November 2018