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IBAHRI condemns Alexei Navalny attack and calls for an open, fair and independent investigation

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is deeply concerned by the news of the probable poisoning of lawyer, prominent anti-corruption activist and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation State, Alexei Navalny. The IBAHRI calls for an open, impartial and independent investigation into the situation…

Released on Aug 25, 2020

IBAHRI condemns LGBTQI+ rights crackdown in Poland

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the Republic of Poland to ensure freedom of expression for supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons’ rights. The IBAHRI also calls for an immediate end to the homophobic rhetoric currently espoused by Polish leaders, including President Andrzej Duda, who, in a campaign speech, declared the promotion of LGBT rights an ‘ideology’ more dangerous than communism.

Released on Aug 14, 2020

IBAHRI adds support to lawyers Ebru Timtik’s and Aytaç Ünsal’s call for fair trials and the administration of justice in Turkey

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has signed a joint statement alongside the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), The Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers expressing concern for the safety of Turkish lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal

Released on Aug 12, 2020

IBAHRI potepia zamiar polskiego rzadu wypowiedzenia konwencji chroniacej kobiety przed przemoca

International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (Instytut Praw Czlowieka Miedzynarodowego Stowarzyszenia Prawników) (IBAHRI) potepia zamiar polskiego rzadu wypowiedzenia Konwencji Stambulskiej – przelomowej europejskiej konwencji bedacej pierwszym na swiecie prawnie wiazacym dokumentem chroniacym kobiety i dziewczynki przed przemoca, w tym gwaltem. Przedmiotem traktatu sa explicite...

Released on Aug 10, 2020

IBAHRI condemns Poland’s planned withdrawal from treaty protecting women from violence

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the Polish government’s 25 July 2020 decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention – a landmark European treaty that is the world’s first binding legal instrument to prevent and address violence against women and girls, including rape.

Released on Aug 6, 2020

Az IBA és az IBAHRI sajnálatosnak tartja Magyarország és Lengyelország felelosségre vonásának hiányát az EU helyreállítási tervé

Az International Bar Association (Nemzetközi Ügyvédi Kamara (IBA)) és az International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (Nemzetközi Ügyvédi Kamara Emberi Jogi Intézete (IBAHRI)) sajnálatát fejezi, ki, hogy Magyarországot és Lengyelországot nem vonták felelosségre az EU helyreállítási tervével kapcsolatban, az Európai Unió azon aggályai ellenére, hogy a két ország nem tartja magát a jogállamisághoz és többszörösen megsérti az emberi jogokat. A két ország is…

Released on Aug 3, 2020

IBA i IBAHRI wyrazaja ubolewanie z powodu niepociagniecia Polski i Wegier do odpowiedzialnosci w ramach unijnego planu odbudowy

International Bar Association (Miedzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie Prawników) (IBA) oraz International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (Instytut Praw Czlowieka Miedzynarodowego Stowarzyszenia Prawników) (IBAHRI) wyrazaja ubolewanie, ze pomimo obaw Unii Europejskiej zwiazanych z...

Released on Aug 3, 2020

IBA and IBAHRI regret lack of accountability for Hungary and Poland in EU recovery deal

The International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) regret that, despite European Union concern over the failure of Hungary and Poland to adhere to the rule of law and numerous human rights violations, the two countries have not been held accountable with regard to the EU recovery deal. The two nations are set to benefit from a EUR 750 billion recovery fund agreed by EU leaders to...

Released on Jul 31, 2020

IBAHRI wzywa Polske do wycofania zarzutów wobec profesora prawa Wojciecha Sadurskiego

International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute - IBAHRI (Instytut Praw Czlowieka Miedzynarodowego Stowarzyszenia Prawników) potepia dzialania rzadu Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej podjete wobec profesora prawa Wojciecha Sadurskiego i wzywa do wycofania zarzutów…

Released on Jul 27, 2020

IBAHRI calls on Poland to drop charges against law professor Wojciech Sadurski

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the prosecution of law professor Wojciech Sadurski by the Republic of Poland’s Government, and calls for charges to be dropped.

Released on Jul 27, 2020

IBAHRI co-signs statement urging Turkish authorities to end persecution of lawyers

A joint statement urging the Government of the Republic of Turkey to end the persecution of lawyers, reverse unlawful convictions and release those who have been unjustly detained, has been published in Turkish newspapers BirGün and Yeni Yasam by 35 international legal bodies.

Released on Jun 26, 2020

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged to discontinue investigations into Turkish bar associations

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), alongside other professional legal representative bodies, has issued an open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey urging him to discontinue criminal investigations into the Ankara Bar Association and the Diyarbakir Bar Association. The two organisations voiced concerns about comments made by Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, Mr Ali Erbas, in a sermon on 24 April 2020, when he suggested that members of the LGBT community

Released on Jun 17, 2020

IBAHRI condemns attacks against whistleblowers, critics and nationals in Chechnya

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the ongoing mistreatment of whistleblowers, government critics and nationals in Chechnya during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Further, the IBAHRI is calling for the prompt reinstatement of medical staff dismissed for expressing their concerns about the lack of vital protective equipment.

Released on Jun 3, 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

Kazakhstan: IBAHRI condemns disbarment of two lawyers

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the decision of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 26 February 2020 to disbar two lawyers – Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov, the Chair of the Lawyers’ Rights Committee, and Erlan Gazumzhanov, a lawyer from Nur-Sultan – from practising law.

Released on Mar 4, 2020

IBAHRI and ICJ urge Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors to cease probe into Gezi Park trial judges

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urge the Turkish Council of Judges and Prosecutors (CJP) – Turkey’s legal disciplinary body responsible for judicial appointments – to stop their investigation into the three judges of the Istanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court who, on 18 February 2020, acquitted the 16 defendants in the Gezi Park trial due to a lack of evidence.

Released on Feb 28, 2020

IBAHRI activities in Kazakhstan in 2019

A summary of the 2019 IBAHRI activities in Kazakhstan.

Released on Feb 27, 2020

IBAHRI activities in Kazakhstan in 2018

A summary of the 2018 IBAHRI activities in Kazakhstan.

Released on Jan 20, 2020

IBAHRI activities in Tajikistan in 2018

A summary of the 2018 IBAHRI activities in Tajikistan.

Released on Jan 1, 2020

IBAHRI condemns persecution of human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir in Turkey

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the repeated arrests and longstanding criminal proceedings, as well as the recent disciplinary procedures initiated by the Istanbul Bar Association, against human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir. Further, the IBAHRI calls on the authorities of the Republic of Turkey to adhere to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals and the rule of law.

Released on Feb 13, 2019

IBAHRI and Anti-Torture Initiative call for Turkey to quash Dr Sebnem Korur Fincanci’s prison sentence

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI) have sent an open letter to Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemning the criminal proceedings brought against prominent human rights defender Dr Sebnem Korur Fincanci, as well as the conviction and sentencing of her to two years and six month’s imprisonment

Released on Jan 30, 2019

IBAHRI and other lawyers' associations issue open letter to Turkish authorities to mark Day of the Lawyer in Turkey

The Bar Council of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), and the Law Society of England and Wales have sent an open letter to Turkish authorities raising concerns over the rising number of cases of human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey.

Released on Apr 5, 2018

IBAHRI launches its first mentorship programme in Azerbaijan

In the first of its kind for the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the organisation paired senior and junior lawyers from Azerbaijan with the hope of inspiring a new generation of human rights lawyers and addressing the lack of advocates in the country.

Released on Dec 31, 2017

UN UPR shadow report on Azerbaijan submitted by the IBAHRI

In the report, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) raises concerns about the low number of practicing lawyers in the country, which has a detriment effect for access to justice for all, and highlights the issue of the lack of independence of the legal profession in Azerbaijan.

Released on Dec 31, 2017

Law Student Conference: Young Lawyers and the Future of Human Rights in Azerbaijan

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) engaged with young lawyers to discuss the challenges faced by human rights advocates across Azerbaijan.

Released on Dec 31, 2017

IBAHRI condemns Azerbaijan police crackdown on LGBTQ+ community

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) responds to alleged detention of 60 people believed to be LGBTQ+ in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Released on Dec 31, 2017

Kazakhstani lawyers present statements to the OSCE, facilitated by the IBAHRI

The lawyers addressed the potentially disastrous implications of the draft Law on Advocates’ Activities and Legal Aid, among other matters concerning the independence of the legal profession.

Released on Dec 31, 2017

Conference on the Status of Legal Profession

As the bill drafted by the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan raises serious concerns with regard to the independence of legal profession, IBAHRI decided to host a conference to discuss the current situation and the reforms that would actually be needed.

Released on Dec 31, 2017

Necessary Reforms Gone Wrong? The IBAHRI and ICJ host side-event to SHDM on threats to the legal profession in Kazakhstan

The event responded to the draft Law on Advocates’ Activities and Legal Aid as well as other barriers faced by legal professionals in Kazakhstan.

Released on Nov 30, 2017

Kazakhstani Lawyer Contributes to Civil Society Recommendations For OSCE, Facilitated by the IBAHRI

The recommendations compiled in the Vienna Declaration concerned the protection of human rights in security measures such as counterterrorism and anti-radicalisation.

Released on Nov 30, 2017