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Venezuela: Human rights organisations appeal to the UN on case emblematic of Maduro’s assault on the Rule of Law

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights (RWCHR), and the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) appealed to the United Nations to hold Venezuela accountable for the 11-year persecution and prosecution of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, and to protect the independence of the Venezuelan legal profession.

Released on Nov 12, 2020

IBAHRI marks World Day against the Death Penalty with call for universal abolition

The IBAHRI opposes and condemns the death penalty without exception. We have actively called for its abolition since our 2008 Resolution on the Abolition of the Death Penalty. Capital punishment is a barbaric practice that does not serve justice in any manner. We call on states to abolish the death penalty without delay in line with the growing global trend towards abolition

Released on Oct 9, 2020

Día Internacional de las Naciones Unidas de 2020 de las Víctimas de Desapariciones Forzadas

Para celebrar el Día Internacional de las Naciones Unidas de las Víctimas de Desapariciones Forzadas el domingo 30 de agosto de 2020, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute llama a los Estados miembros de las Naciones Unidas a: apoyar el derecho internacional que prohíbe las desapariciones forzadas; intensificar las búsquedas de personas desaparecidas forzadamente; considerar como responsables y…

Released on Aug 28, 2020

IBAHRI calls on UN Member States to uphold international law prohibiting enforced disappearances

To mark the United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on Sunday 30 August 2020, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on UN Member States to: uphold international law prohibiting enforced disappearances; intensify searches for forcibly disappeared persons; hold accountable and punish those perpetrating enforced disappearances; and provide adequate remedy for the victims’ relatives, including…

Released on Aug 28, 2020

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 widespread police brutality and detainee torture in Belarus

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the police brutality and documented torture of detainees in the Republic of Belarus following the controversial 9 August 2020 presidential election result that extended the 26-year rule of the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. The European Union has rejected the official results, condemning the election as ‘neither free nor fair’. The IBAHRI calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all of the remaining individuals...

Released on Aug 20, 2020

Zimbabwe: IBA and IBAHRI voice concerns over Hopewell Chin’ono arrest and harassment of Beatrice Mtetwa

The International Bar Association and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) are concerned by the recent arrest of prominent Zimbabwean investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, following the publication of corruption allegations against Zimbabwe’s ruling elite. In a series of documents....

Released on Aug 18, 2020

IBA and IBAHRI condemn Zimbabwe court’s barring of Beatrice Mtetwa from defending Hopewell Chin’ono

The International Bar Association and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemn Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna’s decision to hold prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa in contempt of court and to bar her from representing detained investigative journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono.

Released on Aug 18, 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

Belarus – IBAHRI condemns detention of media and use of force against protesters following elections

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the detention and use of force against peaceful protesters and journalists in the Republic of Belarus, following the announcement of the initial results of the presidential elections on 9 August 2020. According to the Central Election Commission of Belarus, the elections results indicate that incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.23 per cent of votes. Several organisations, including…

Released on Aug 13, 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

IBA’s first vlogging competition winners announced

The International Bar Association (IBA) has announced Carla Frade de Paula Castro from Brazil and Shola Temitope Famuyiwa from Nigeria as the winners of its first ever vlogging competition.

Released on Aug 10, 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 urges Belarus to ensure freedom of expression and conduct fair and free elections

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and the country’s authorities, to take necessary measures to respect the right to freedom of expression and to hold safe, free and fair elections in Belarus. The large number of arrests and administrative detentions of journalists and protestors attending mass events ahead of elections is…

Released on Jul 15, 2020

IBAHRI joins call to end freedom of expression restrictions in China

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

IBAHRI marks 30th anniversary of UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has launched a number of initiatives to celebrate and support the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (UN Basic Principles) and the IBA Standards for the Independence of the Legal Profession (IBA Standards).

Released on Jul 13, 2020

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

Statement from Lord Neuberger and Amal Clooney on the UK global human rights sanctions regime

On 6 July 2020, Amal Clooney, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and Deputy Chair of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, released a joint statement with Panel Chair, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, in response to the implementation of the United Kingdom’s global human rights sanctions regime.

Released on Jul 8, 2020

IBA urges UN Member States to recognise, uphold and protect the role of lawyers

As the 44th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council begins, coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (‘UN Basic Principles’), the International Bar Association urges Member States to support the UN Basic Principles and the role of the legal profession in upholding the rule of law, and promoting and protecting human rights.

Released on Jul 8, 2020

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 continuing commitment to equality for LGBTQI+ communities

Reflecting on the celebration of Pride across the world, the IBAHRI acknowledges the work still to be done to ensure the protection of LGBTQI+ persons.

Released on Jun 30, 2020

A new report highlights the need for state cooperation with international courts

New report from the ICC & ICL Programme calls for greater attention to be paid to the human rights of persons convicted by international courts.

Released on Jun 29, 2020

Contested historical legacies in public spaces addressed in new analysis by global experts

Over a period of three years, a group of global experts – convened by the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Salzburg Global Seminar – has been preparing a volume of eight in-depth case studies on contested legacies in public spaces. The analysis addresses the social, political and legal dynamics in facilitating or complicating the resolution of disputes over contested historical legacies in municipal areas.

Released on Jun 29, 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