Tag results for 'USA'

IBAHRI launches ‘Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk’ to advance the protection of lawyers

On 24 January, to mark the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is launching a toolkit to facilitate the protection of lawyers at risk of persecution for carrying out their professional duties. The Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk is the result of a collaborative project between the IBAHRI, the Bar Human Rights Committee, Human Rights House Foundation, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada

Released on Jan 24, 2020

IBAHRI condemns US Attorney General Barr’s decision to reinstate the death penalty

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the recent decision by the United States government to schedule the execution of five inmates on death row.

Released on Jul 26, 2019

IBAHRI calls on President Trump to re-evaluate administration’s stance on human rights

News Release: Friday 6 October 2017. In an open letter to President Donald Trump, signed by Baroness Helena Kennedy and Ambassador (ret) Hans Corell – former United Nations Legal Counsel and Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs – the Co-Chairs of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) call on President Trump to ‘re-evaluate [his] administration’s stance towards human rights, the judicial system and the rule of law’, and to openly commit to these principles at home and..

Released on Oct 6, 2017

IBAHRI open letter to Mr Trump addressing human rights in the US reissued ahead of inauguration

News release: Thursday 12 January 2017. Ahead of the forthcoming inauguration of the new President of the United States of America, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is republishing an open letter first sent to President-Elect Donald Trump in December 2016 in which he is called upon to prioritise human rights in the US.

Released on Jan 12, 2017

A very special relationship: the US and Saudi

IBA Global Insight April/May 2019 - The United States and Saudi Arabia remain strong allies despite significant challenges in recent years, from 9/11 to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and the war in Yemen. Global Insight assesses what makes the ties that bind the two countries so remarkably resilient

Trump’s Presidency: The trials of Paul Manafort

The lurid revelations have highlighted just how debased Western political and business culture have become. By tracking Paul Manafort’s trial and guilty plea, Global Insight highlights what needs to change, from abuse of shell companies to prosecuting kleptocrats.

President Trump and the spies who didn’t love me

In February, President Trump authorized the release of a controversial memo by the Republican House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes. The memo attacked the FBI for allegedly relying mainly and surreptitiously on Democrat-funded private intelligence to set in motion the Russia investigation. The President also tried, unsuccessfully, to block the release of the House Democrats’ rebuttal stating that the FBI disclosed the partisan source of its information, and had significant independent bases for su

American presidency: Trump brings seven years of TPP negotiations to an abrupt halt

It was one of his first executive acts in office. Exactly as he foretold, a few days after his election victory, President Trump signed an order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) bringing seven years of negotiation to an abrupt halt. Trump’s reasons were that the mega-regional trade agreement between twelve countries (including long sought-after trading partner Japan) was ‘harmful’ to American trade and American jobs: ‘a potential disaster for the country’.