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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 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

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

The Gambia brings historic genocide case against Myanmar

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has joined other human rights organisations to issue a statement on The Gambia’s historic submission to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar for violating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in relation to Rohingya Muslims.

IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

The International Commission of Jurists, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada issued a joint Oral Statement in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar government shot dead in Yangon

The fatal shooting of Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer and legal advisor to the Myanmar government, on Sunday, sent shockwaves through the country where political assassinations are extremely rare. Ko Ni was a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy and a former political prisoner. He was an outspoken critic of the military’s involvement in politics and religious intolerance in his country. Ko Ni worked with the IBA many times.

Film - interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi became a worldwide symbol of freedom and democracy after spending 15 years of her life under house arrest. Since her release in 2010, she has gone from dissident to politician, and has spearheaded the drive for legal and political reform as leader of opposition party National League for Democracy and Chairperson of the Committee for the Rule of Law and Tranquillity. Here she discusses issues such as rule of law in the country and the key challenges facing the legal profession. November 201