Tag results for 'Covid-19 Press Release'

IBAHRI condemns forced cremations of Muslim Covid-19 victims

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the forced cremations, in violation of traditional Islamic funeral practices, of Muslim individuals who have died in Sri Lanka from Covid-19.In Islam, cremation is viewed as a sin and as the desecration of human remains. However, despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO) specific guidelines…

Released on Jan 8, 2021

IBA embarks on first phase of global initiative on mental wellbeing in the legal profession

The International Bar Association (IBA) has embarked on a global project aimed at addressing the mental wellbeing of legal professionals as Covid-19 exacerbates tensions in professional and personal lives. The key initial phase of the project consists of two global surveys – one for individual lawyers, the other for law firms and other legal institutions, including bar associations, law societies and in-house legal departments.

Released on Jul 10, 2020

IBAHRI signs joint statement on the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTI persons' human rights

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has joined a coalition of 187 global organisations in signing a joint statement regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons’ human rights. Drafted by ILGA World, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR),COC, OutRight Action International, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL), GATE and ARC International.

Released on Jun 18, 2020

New article analyses Covid-19 digital contact tracing apps from a business and human rights perspective

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, with governments adopting unprecedented technologically driven measures to deal with the emergency, the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) and the IBA Business Human Rights Committee have published Digital contact tracing for the Covid-19 epidemic: a business and human rights perspective.

Released on Jun 18, 2020

IBAHRI launches Covid-19 Human Rights Monitor

Amidst the unprecedented global crisis of Covid-19 pandemic, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has launched what will be a weekly summary updates of human rights violations taking place across the globe, while many are preoccupied with the virus. The IBAHRI Covid-19 Human Rights Monitor is designed to be a key resource for legal professionals and all those interested in defending human rights.

Released on Apr 23, 2020

Vietnam: IBAHRI and Geneva Bar condemn restrictive measures against human rights defender during Covid-19 quarantine

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Geneva Bar Association condemn the reported abuse of Covid-19 quarantine measures against a human rights defender in Vietnam. On returning to the country on 26 March 2020, Truong Thi Hà was quarantined alongside other travellers as part of the Vietnamese government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Released on Apr 21, 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

Authorities urged to protect whistleblowers during Covid-19 crisis

The International Bar Association’s Legal Policy & Research Unit (IBA’s LPRU) has issued a joint statement urging global authorities to strengthen protections for whistleblowers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Released on Apr 8, 2020

IBAHRI calls on India to lift internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir during Covid-19 pandemic

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Government of India and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to revoke the internet restrictions imposed in the Jammu and Kashmir union territory, amidst the Coronavirus disease/Covid-19 worldwide pandemic.

Released on Apr 1, 2020

IBAHRI concerned by Hungary’s move to an indefinite state of emergency

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is concerned by the Hungarian government’s move to extend the state of emergency indefinitely, under the cover of the Covid-19 pandemic. This open-ended state of emergency would provide an unrestricted mandate to the government

Released on Mar 25, 2020

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