Tag results for 'Syria'

IBAHRI condemns Turkish military operation in northern Syria

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the recent assaults against Syrian Kurds by Turkish forces in northern Syria, and calls on Turkey to halt the attacks. Although Turkey has not ratified any of the additional protocols to the 1949 Geneva Convention, prohibitions of attacks on civilians are a norm of customary international law. Customary international humanitarian law provides that attacks must not be directed against civilians.

Released on Oct 17, 2019

HRI Training Manuals on Human Rights and Accountability Mechanisms for Syrian Legal Professionals

The IBAHRI partnered with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) to strengthen the capacity of Syrian lawyers to engage with international human rights mechanisms. The project, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), aims to develop a short and long-term engagement strategy of Syrian justice sector actors with human rights mechanisms.

Released on Jan 4, 2019

Accountability in Syria: The Role of the International, Impartial and Independent mechanism

In March 2018, the IBAHRI co-organised an event with the Geneva Academy to discuss the work of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in the Syrian Arab Republic (IIIM). The discussion focused on the IIIM’s existing and future national, regional or international investigations and prosecutions of the most serious crimes committed in Syria.

Released on Aug 29, 2018

The fragmentation of the West - William Hague

The threats facing Western unity and democracy worldwide are nearing crisis point, says former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague. Speaking exclusively to IBA Global Insight, Lord Hague describes the fragmentation of the West as ‘the most alarming single fact about world affairs at the moment’.

Released on Jun 14, 2018

Syria: an international crisis

Military and diplomatic tensions over the Syrian crisis have escalated following the suspected chemical attack in Douma on 7 April 2018, which led to targeted air strikes against the Assad regime by the US, UK and France. This podcast renews the focus on the legal and moral obligation of the international community to intervene in a crisis that is now estimated to have caused 450,000 deaths and displaced 12 million people. With Kofi Annan, Patricia O'Brien, Bernard Kouchner and Jose Manuel Barroso

Released on Apr 17, 2018

IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Syria at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 14 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Released on Jun 14, 2017

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.

IBAHRIs Syria project – 2018-2019

An overview of IBAHRI's Syria project.

‘Perfect storm’ of refugees and instability engulfing the Middle East

The central street in Egypt's 6th October City was once called Ali Eddin. Now, it is ‘Syrians Street’, a bustling area day and night of Syrian refugees struggling to survive as street hawkers, cafe owners and pastry makers.

Webcast interview and Q&A with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - film

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the interviewee for a wide-ranging IBA webcast and Q&A, broadcast on Friday 30 May 2014 as part of the IBA's webcast series. A South African of Indian Tamil origin, Ms Pillay served as the first non-white female judge of the High Court of South Africa and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda before taking up her post at the UN in 2008.