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China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong contrary to rule of law

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

IBAHRI calls for the immediate release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

News release, Tuesday 17 July 2018. In an open letter to His Excellency Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called for the immediate release of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and for adherence to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals.

Released on Jul 17, 2018

IBAHRI and ATI pen letter to Turkey’s President condemning conviction of 11 medical professionals

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), in conjunction with the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), has written to Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemning the conviction of 11 members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) Central Council on terrorism charges.

IBAHRI condemns sentence against Venezuela’s Judge María Lourdes Afiuni

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the five-year prison sentence handed down against Judge María Lourdes Afiuni on 21 March 2019 in the absence of evidence of corruption.

IBAHRI condemns situation of defence lawyers in Iran and calls for release of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

In an open letter to His Excellency Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses deep concern over the general situation of defence lawyers in Iran; the sentencing of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years’ imprisonment and 148 lashes; and the continued detention of human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoodi.

IBAHRI condemns violent crackdown in Zimbabwe

Amid reports of excessive violence resulting in the deaths of 12 people, the arrests of more than 700 people and injuries from the use of live ammunition by the Zimbabwe National Army and the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the violent crackdown in Zimbabwe against civilians protesting steep increases in fuel prices.

Side event to the UNHRC 39th Session – Civil Society Organisations and Criminal Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

On 11 September 2018, the International Bar Association’s Human rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the IBA War Crimes Committee (IBA WCC) held a side event to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council 39th session in Geneva, titled Civil Society Organisations and Criminal Accountability for Atrocity Crimes.