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Released on Jul 12, 2021
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The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has joined several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in signing a statement condemning restrictions on freedom of expression in China, particularly in relation to citizen journalists, human rights advocates and lawyers.
Released on Jul 14, 2020
China’s imposed National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR is being used to curtail the democratic freedoms of the semi-autonomous territory. The lack of consultation is objectionable.
Released on Jun 30, 2020
In a joint statement the International Bar Association and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemn China’s proposed new national security legislation for Hong Kong. THE STATEMENT We are concerned by the resolution currently before China’s legislature, which, if passed, will lead to the drafting of a new national security law for Hong Kong.
Released on Jun 18, 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
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
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
IBA Global Insight, Aug/Sept 2016 - Recent court reforms should increase competency and help to reduce corruption within the judiciary, but will not fundamentally challenge the status quo
IBA Global Insight, Aug/Sept 2016 - The inclusion of China’s domestic shares on the widely followed MSCI index for emerging markets has been rejected again. The delay is likely to continue until the country pushes through capital markets reforms and is more transparent
IBA Global Insight June/July 2016. A third of all Mossack Fonseca’s business originated from its offices in Hong Kong and China. Local media coverage of the leaks has been inconsistent and, in some cases, actively censored by authorities fearing the consequences of these and further revelations.
A little over a year ago China’s environment minister, Chen Jining, publicly declared that the country needed environmental laws with ‘iron teeth’. These fine words came as the country introduced its new Environmental Protection Law, brought into force on 1 January 2015. Since its introduction, the relevant ministry in China has imposed daily fines in over 400 environmental cases and has ordered operations to be restricted or stopped in over 1,500 cases.
IBA Global Insight, February/March 2016. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is taking action to reduce the number of counterfeit goods on its sites. As the company looks to expand internationally, gaining the trust of major retailers will be key to driving success.