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Predicting the unpredictable: Covid-19 and its impact on the energy industry

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 to be a public health emergency of international concern. On the same day, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) announced that it would issue ‘force majeure certificates’ to affected Chinese companies to help minimise economic losses arising from the outbreak and consequential events.

Released on Jun 1, 2020

IBAHRI urges Sri Lanka to abide by due process in the case of Mr Heejaz Hizbullah

In an open letter to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice, the Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called upon the country’s government to abide by due process and uphold the rule of law in the case of Sri Lankan lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah.

Released on May 13, 2020

Effects of Covid-19 on employment law

Along with loss of life, another victim of Covid-19 has been the economy.All businesses from aviation to hospitality have tested positive for Covid-19. The first thing all businesses start doing when faced with such losses is cut spending and limit themselves to the bare essentials of conducting business.

Released on May 4, 2020

Chinese authorities’ use of Covid-19 pandemic to restrain human rights lawyer condemned by human rights defenders

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), together with a number of concerned bodies and non-governmental organisations, has issued a joint statement condemning the Chinese authorities’ use of the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to restrain human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang.

Released on Apr 20, 2020

IBAHRI condemns Singapore’s decision to uphold criminalisation of same-sex relations

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses deep regret that a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 337A of the Republic of Singapore’s Penal Code outlawing any act of ‘gross indecency’ between men, was dismissed by Singapore’s High Court on 30 March 2020. Homosexual activity between adults has been illegal in Singapore since 1938 following the implementation of the Penal Code under British colonial rule.

Released on Apr 6, 2020

IBAHRI urges Carrie Lam to open an independent investigation into police brutality in Hong Kong

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) supports the decision of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, to withdraw the extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to be sent from Hong Kong to mainland China for trial. Nevertheless, the IBAHRI calls on Ms Lam to start an investigation into the police brutality meted out against those protesting the bill and journalists covering the humanitarian emergency.

Released on Sep 12, 2019

The murder of U Ko Ni – IBAHRI report details fair trial concerns in Myanmar

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today announces the release of a report on a trial observation conducted in Myanmar into the proceedings taken against four accused charged with the murder of U Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer.

Released on Jul 4, 2019

IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China

News Release: Tuesday 13 February 2018. In an open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called for the cessation of the persecution of human rights lawyers in China and for adherence to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals.

Released on Feb 12, 2018

IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 19 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Released on Sep 19, 2017

Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is delighted to inform that eleven talented young Myanmar lawyers have been selected as recipients of the IBA Developing Bar Programme Award to attend the IBA Annual Conference, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 8 to 13 October 2017.

Released on Aug 7, 2017

IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar 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 Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Released on Jun 14, 2017

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).

Released on Jan 31, 2017

Australian detention centres: ill-treatment ‘could be considered torture’ says UN rapporteur

Recent footage of aboriginal boys being mistreated at an Australian juvenile detention centre provoked worldwide condemnation and prompted calls both within and outside the country for a full investigation into the misconduct. The graphic images showed six aboriginal boys at the Don Dale detention centre in the Northern Territory being physically restrained, assaulted and teargassed by guards in a style akin to the notorious methods used in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

Released on Aug 11, 2016

Myanmar: the long road to reform

The IBAHRI presents the film 'Myanmar: the long road to reform'. Following decades of brutal military dictatorship, many hope that Myanmar is on the path to reform. However, while there are opportunities for change, significant challenges remain regarding the rule of law, foreign investment and development.

Released on Jul 15, 2015

Counteracting unjustified extraterritorial jurisdiction: an analysis of PRC Blocking Rules - CWG

By Yong Zhou. Counteracting unjustified extraterritorial jurisdiction: an analysis of PRC Blocking Rules - China Working Group, February 2021.

New SPC judicial policy makes restrictive interpretation on shareholder's liabilities - CWG

By Vincent Xuekai Qian and Mena Yun Li. New SPC judicial policy aims at making a restrictive interpretation on shareholder’s liabilities for indolent performance of liquidation obligations - China Working Group, February 2021.

News corner - CWG

By Dominic Hui. News corner - China Working Group, February 2021.

India: best practices to adopt for a robust IP portfolio during the Covid-19 pandemic

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, businesses and corporations of all sizes – particularly start-ups and budding entrepreneurs, are being pushed to their limits. Even such routine tasks such as paying rent and employees on time have proved to be game changers and given us a chance to examine the way we function, process and plan our business models so that everyday operations are not interrupted.

Multiplicity in arbitration: perils and adversities

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism consisting of arbitration, conciliation, mediation, negotiation and Lok Adalat was introduced inter alia not only to reduce the burden on the courts, but also to adjudicate disputes with increased efficacy in a more cost-effective manner. Nevertheless, the use of such a mechanism has not been wholly accomplishing the purpose of its introduction.

Joinder of arbitrations

In today’s commercial world, contractual arrangements are rarely straightforward. In engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts it is customary for an employer to enter into a construction contract with the main contractor, who then contracts out different parts of the work to a number of subcontractors. The result is one project consisting of multiple, interconnected contracts which are in place between various parties.

Recent developments in Singapore arbitration law

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, arbitration in Singapore has continued to flourish albeit under different circumstances involving remote hearings and assistive technologies. Singapore’s courts have continued to provide greater and clearer guidance on arbitration, and the legislative framework for international arbitration has continued to evolve.

Joinder of parties in arbitration proceedings

Arbitration is all about contract and is required to be conducted within the four corners of an arbitration agreement. A persistent problem faced by construction litigators is corralling multiple parties into a single arbitral proceeding despite the parties having separate, independently-negotiated contracts, each one containing its own arbitration or dispute resolution clause. Disputes arising out of such connected contracts have more than a ripple effect and often lead to separate but related actions.

Update on information technology used by Chinese courts and arbitration institutions - CWG

There has never been so much attention paid to how information technology could help courts and arbitration institutions conduct cases during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is as true in China as in the rest of the world. In fact, information technology has been quietly adopted and widely used by judiciaries in many countries since the 1990s when the Netherlands judiciary set up its first platform to discuss information technology for its courts.

Law relating to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations 2018

By Sanjay Buch and Devanshi Nanavati. Law relating to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations 2018

‘Auto-bearings’ and ‘CBB’: the peculiar story of a cartel duo

By Anisha Chand and Swati Bala. ‘Auto-bearings’ and ‘CBB’: the peculiar story of a cartel duo - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, December 2020

Transitioning from LIBOR – the road ahead for the Indian banking sector

By Nand Gopal Anand, Ankit Sinha, Harshit Dusad and Garima Parakh. Transitioning from LIBOR – the road ahead for the Indian banking sector - Asia Pacific Regional Forum, December 2020

The Indian insolvency regime: recent amendments under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

The article aims to collate and provide a broad view on the recent amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

Documents to review before accepting a deed of guarantee provided by a PRC company - CWG

It is common in a cross-border M&A transaction for the foreign vendor to require a Chinese purchaser to provide a deed of guarantee with the transaction documents as a security to the vendor for the purchaser’s obligations. Other than requiring a deed of guarantee executed by the guarantor with the signature by its legal representative and company stamp, what other documents are required to be checked and reviewed in order to make sure that the deed of guarantee is enforceable according to the Chinese law?

Contract termination in the Civil Code - CWG

On 28 May 2020, the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China approved The Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (Civil Code). The Civil Code will come into force on 1 January 2021.

Enforcement of Indian bank guarantees: a dichotomy in law

Enforcement of Indian bank guarantees: a dichotomy in law- October 2020