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North American Regional Forum – April 2022 – From the Chair

This is an introduction from the NARF’s Chair to the spring newsletter. It details upcoming programmes hosted by the NARF at the IBA 2022 Annual Conference.

Released on Apr 26, 2022

Mind your client: law firms must choose to be responsible gatekeepers

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted international legal service providers to shut down operations in Russia, marking a palpable shift in the sector. If law firms do not re-examine their ethical standards and the moral standing of their clients, regulators may do it for them.

Released on Apr 25, 2022

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 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 programme lawyer appears on panel to discuss situation faced by LGBTQ+ persons in Russia

IBAHRI Programme Lawyer Jurate Guzeviciute discussed the international mechanisms available to address the alleged violations of LGBTQ+ persons’ rights in Chechnya. The panel was a side-event to the OSCE’s 2017 HDIM.

Released on Sep 30, 2017

UN UPR shadow report on Russia submitted by the IBAHRI

In the report, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) resolutely condemns laws against ‘gay propaganda’ and links to spike in anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes.

Released on Sep 30, 2017

IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men

News Release: Friday 19 May 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called upon the members of the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) to instigate an inquiry into claims that 100 men have been detained and tortured in a secret prison in Chechnya on account of their real or suspected sexual orientation. Three of the detainees are reported to have been killed.

Released on May 19, 2017

Russian sanctions removed by Council of Europe despite Ukrainian objections

After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014, Russia and many of its prominent citizens were met with a global wave of sanctions. The Council of Europe suspended the Russian delegation’s voting rights during this time.

Second wave of LGBTQ+ crackdown by Russian authorities in Chechnya condemned by IBAHRI

The IBAHRI urged Russian authorities to conduct an independent inquiry into the reports.

Russian Air Force breaking international humanitarian law by bombing hospitals in Syria

The New York Times’ (NYT) investigation into the bombing of hospitals in Syria since 2015 has concluded that the Russian Air Force have been intentionally and repeatedly targeting civilian infrastructure as part of their military strategy.