IBA 2020 – Virtually Together speakers

IBA 2020 – Virtually Together confirmed speakers

2-27 November 2020

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An eminent group of speakers has already been confirmed, including:

Ban Ki-Moon

United Nations Secretary-General



Mary Robinson

President of Ireland


John Kerry

68th US Secretary of State


Martin Luther King III

Global Human Rights Leader

Gordon Brown

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Dr Fatou Bensouda

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Amal Clooney

Deputy Chair of the High Level Legal Panel on Media Freedom

Rt Hon David Miliband

President and CEO of International Rescue Committee

Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH

Governor of Hong Kong


Kerry Kennedy

President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights

Justice Richard Goldstone

Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda


John B Bellinger III

Senate-confirmed Legal Adviser to the Department of State


HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

President of the Arab Thought Forum

Bill Browder

Head of Global Magnitsky Justice campaign

Baroness Valerie Amos

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator


Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP

First Minister of Scotland

The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, GBM

Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

David W Rivkin

Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group

Prof Dr Malik R Dahlan

Founding Director of the Qatar Law Forum of Global Leaders in Law

Congressman Tae Yong Ho

Former senior official of North Korea

Robert Zoellick

Former president of the World Bank, US Trade Representative, and US Deputy Secretary of State

Nikhil Deogun

Brunswick CEO of the Americas and US Senior Partner, Former Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President, Business News, CNBC

Sternford Moyo

Senior Partner & Chairman, Scanlen & Holderness

Bianca Jagger

Founder and President of The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation

Irwin Cotler

Former Attorney General of Canada and Chair of Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Jon Snow

Presenter of Channel 4 News

Vera Jourová

Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Anita Ramasastry

Chair of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises