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IBAHRI statement on the intimidation of human rights lawyers in Kazakhstan at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

On 5 March 2020, the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered a statement at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council addressing their concerns about the intimidation experienced by some independent human rights lawyers in Kazakhstan.

Released on Mar 5, 2020

IBAHRI written statement on the Obligation to Mobilise Resources - Human Rights Council 37th Session

13 March 2018. The IBAHRI made a written statement at the Human Rights Council 37th Session submitting the finding of its report The Obligation to Mobilise Resources: Bridging Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals, and Economic and Fiscal Policies...

Released on Feb 2, 2018

IBAHRI oral statement on South Africa to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 25 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review on South Africa.

Released on Sep 22, 2017

IBAHRI oral statement on Poland to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 22 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review on Poland.

Released on Sep 22, 2017

IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 19 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Released on Sep 19, 2017

IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar 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 Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Released on Jun 14, 2017

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

IBAHRI joint statement on civil rights during Covid-19 at the UN Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation

On 9 April 2020, at the United Nations Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) issued a joint statement calling on states to respect the rule of law and fundamental human rights when considering responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

IBAHRI joint statement on the United Nations Covid-19 response at the UN Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation

On 9 April 2020, at the United Nations Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) issued a joint statement with multiple NGOs on the UN’s Covid-19 response.

Economic, social and cultural rights – a joint IBAHRI statement at the UN Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation

At the United Nations Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) issued a joint statement on the protection of economic, social and cultural rights during the Covid-19 crisis.

IBAHRI joint statement on the outcomes of Egypt’s third UPR at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

The IBAHRI, Lawyers for Lawyers, The Law Society of England and Wales and The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy delivered a statement on the outcomes of Egypt’s UPR at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council. The statement urged the country to immediately release lawyers facing prosecution for performing their professional duties and amend laws that violate the rights to freedom of expression and assembly

IBAHRI joint statement on the outcomes of Iran’s third UPR at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

The International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers issued a joint statement addressing the outcomes of Iran’s third UPR. The statement urged the country to take action to guarantee the safety of lawyers and the independence of the judiciary. Concern was also expressed about a ‘note’ appended to Iran’s Criminal Procedure Regulations regarding a pre-approved list of lawyers.

IBAHRI joint statement on the outcomes of Kazakhstan’s third UPR at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

On 12 March 2020, the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered a joint statement at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council. The statement addressed the outcomes of Kazakhstan’s third UPR and called on the country to take immediate measures to protect lawyers from undue interference.

IBAHRI joint oral statement addressing the repression of human rights lawyers at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

On 6 March 2020, the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Law Council of Australia delivered a joint oral statement at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council. The statement expressed concern for the increasing global use of counter-terrorism and national security measures to repress human rights lawyers and deter them from undertaking their work.

IBAHRI urges United Nations Member States to provide greater support to UN human rights bodies

On the occasion of the 2019 United Nations (UN) Day, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges Member States to desist from undermining UN human rights bodies.

IBAHRI statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) notes the high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty. We welcome positive steps taken by some states, including the executive moratorium on the death penalty in California, as well as measures in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Oregon. The decision of US Attorney General Barr to reinstate the death penalty is therefore an unacceptable retrogressive step, as is Sri Lanka’s intention to reinstate the death penalty and

IBAHRI expresses concern about attacks against lawyers in China at 41st HRC session

On 24 June 2019, the IBAHRI joined Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the International Services for Human Rights to deliver a joint statement calling upon the Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers, and the UN Human Rights Council, to insist that China immediately stop all forms of harassment and persecution of human rights lawyers, in the country.

IBAHRI highlights attacks against lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and China at Human Rights Council

On 1 July 2019, the IBAHRI, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 41st UN Human Rights Council session concerning attacks against lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The statement urged the Council to insist that these States halt the violations and uphold human rights or face suspension from membership. It also called for the establishment of an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines.

IBAHRI and IDHUCA highlight extrajudicial killings in El Salvador at 41st Human Rights Council session

On 26 June, IBAHRI and the Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Centroamericana (IDHUCA) delivered an oral statement on El Salvador during the interactive dialogue of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. Among other things, the oral statement raised concern regarding the authorities’ failure to effectively investigate extrajudicial executions in accordance with international standards.

IBAHRI’s Tunisia project: 2018–2021

In 2018, the IBAHRI partnered with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Tunisia and the Tunisian Administrative Tribunal on a project to increase the ability of administrative judges, lawyers and civil society actors to adjudicate, litigate and report violations of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR).

Projet Tunisie d’IBAHRI: 2018–2021

En 2018, l'IBAHRI s'est associé au International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme en Tunisie (HCDH) et au Tribunal administratif tunisien pour un projet visant à renforcer la capacité des juges administratifs, avocats et acteurs de la société civile à statuer, plaider et dénoncer les violations des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC).

IBAHRIs Syria project – 2018-2019

An overview of IBAHRI's Syria project.

Challenges to the Independence of the Legal Profession under the State of Emergency in Turkey - Advocacy Factsheet

From 18 - 22 June 2018, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Law Society of England and Wales hosted a delegation of Turkish Lawyers during the 38th session of the Human Rights Council. The week’s activities included a training on UN Human Rights Mechanisms, several meetings with UN representatives, NGOs and State missions, as well as a side event on the situation of the legal profession in Turkey.

IBAHRI statements on Turkey and Poland at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 25 June 2018, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of five other organisations to address the situation of the legal profession in Turkey and Poland. The statement focused on the widespread human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey since the attempted coup in July 2016, and the ongoing ‘state-led campaign of intimidation and harassment’ against judges in Poland.

IBAHRI oral statement at Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Albinism - Human Rights Council, 37th Session

7 March 2018. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the report of the Independent Expert, particularly its focus on the right to health of persons with albinism. These are concerns that have also been touched upon by the Special Rapporteur on the right to health who has urged states to assess the needs of persons with albinism to increase their life chances and ensure their enjoyment of the right to physical and mental health...

IBAHRI statements on Turkey at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 1 March, on behalf of the IBAHRI and five other organisations, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) delivered an oral statement at the Human Rights Council’s 37th session. In the statement, the ICJ urged the Council to address the attack on lawyers and threats to the independence of the legal profession around the world with a particular emphasis China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey as examples of where such attacks had occurred.

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Council votes on inquiry into abuses

Myanmar is once again high on the agenda at the United Nations, as the country’s leadership faces heavy criticism over alleged human rights violations committed against Rohingya Muslims. On 16 March, the European Union called for an inquiry into the abuses and, a day later, China and Russia blocked a Security Council statement of concern about the situation.

IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

The International Commission of Jurists, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada issued a joint Oral Statement in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

IBAHRI statement on death penalty to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

IBAHRI's statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, raising concerns with the continued use of the death penalty, in particular when the death penalty is made a mandatory punishment for certain crimes.

Global: Ending impunity for crimes committed by UN peacekeepers

IBA Global Insight June/July 2016 - An article by IBA Fellow Kelly D Askin. The UN Secretary-General can waive immunity for serious crimes, but few peacekeepers are prosecuted and still fewer convicted as intervention often occurs in countries with failed judicial systems.