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Singapore Management University wins 2024 IBA ICC Moot Court Competition

The Singapore Management University team has won the 2024 IBA ICC Moot Court Competition.

Released on Jun 10, 2024

IBAHRI urges US President Joe Biden to drop all charges against Julian Assange

The IBAHRI urges United States President Joe Biden, to drop all charges against Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in relation to the Wikileaks publication, in 2010, of more than 250,000 leaked classified documents – exposing alleged human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the US army during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Released on Jun 7, 2024

Economic impact of the legal profession valued at $1.6tn states new IBA study

In this first known attempt to comprehensively quantify the legal profession's socio-economic influence, The IBA report on the social and economic impact of the legal profession reveals that the legal profession directly contributes $1.6 trillion to the global economy.

Released on Jun 6, 2024

IBA ICC Moot Court Competition opens its 2024 session with an address by the ICC President, Judge Akane

The 2024 International Bar Association (IBA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition has begun with a keynote address by ICC President, Judge Tomoko Akane.

Released on Jun 3, 2024

Türkiye: IBAHRI expresses serious concern over trial of six defence lawyers

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has expressed serious concern over the trial of six lawyers in Türkiye who were all former defence counsel for Adnan Oktar and more than 200 of his associates.

Released on May 28, 2024

Mexico: IBAHRI and 17 international civil society organisations have released a report on fair trials and the Ebru Timtik Award

On 14 June 2023, around 300 human rights lawyers, judges, reporters and associations worldwide attended, online and in-person, the third International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) and Ebru Timtik Award.

Released on May 28, 2024

New IBA GEI report emphasises the impact of current political and environmental developments on human resources

The latest report from the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) states that political and environmental factors, such as the Russia-Ukraine war and the climate crisis are together reshaping employment landscapes around the world.

Released on May 23, 2024

Panel of Experts Publishes Report Supporting ICC Arrest Warrant Applications for Crimes in Israel and Palestine

Panel of Experts Publishes Report Supporting ICC Arrest Warrant Applications for Crimes in Israel and Palestine

Released on May 20, 2024

한국 여성 변호사들, 법조계 고위직에서 남성 동료들에게 뒤처져

Released on May 14, 2024

The ongoing risks to journalists and media freedom: a salient reminder on World Press Freedom Day 2024

The IBAHRI commemorates this United Nations World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2024, by reiterating the importance of protecting and respecting journalists and media personnel around the world, who risk their lives to keep the public informed and shed light on injustice.

Released on May 3, 2024

Supreme Court of Philippines appoints IBAHRI as Amicus Curiae in Maria Ressa’s cyber libel case

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has recently accepted the amicus curiae motion filed by the IBAHRI in July 2023 in the case of People of the Philippines v Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr.

Released on Apr 24, 2024

Korea: Women lawyers lag behind male counterparts in senior roles in the profession

The IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit has released the Republic of Korea Results Report hat looks into gender disparity at senior levels of the legal profession in Korea.

Released on Apr 14, 2024

IBA wins at UK’s Women & Diversity in Law Awards

The IBA has won the Women & Diversity in Law Awards’ Gender Equality Initiative of the Year Award for its 50:50 by 2030

Released on Apr 10, 2024

IBAHRI at the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council: takeaways

With the conclusion of the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held from 26 February – 5 April 2024, the IBAHRI reflects on the key discussions and outcomes of the session, the side events held and the resolutions passed.

Released on Apr 9, 2024

Hong Kong: the IBAHRI is profoundly concerned about the Safeguarding National Security Law and the implications for the legal profession

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has expressed profound concern about the Hong Kong Safeguarding National Security Law (SNS Law) that came into force on 23 March 2024

Released on Mar 25, 2024

New Publication: The Gender Apartheid Inquiry Report into the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran

The Gender Apartheid Inquiry (the Inquiry), convened by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), has published a new report titled SHATTERING WOMEN’S RIGHTS, SHATTERING LIVES: Parliamentary Ad-Hoc Inquiry Into The Situation Of Women And Girls In Afghanistan And Iran. The report was launched in the United Kingdom Parliament on 4 March 2024.

Released on Mar 22, 2024

Afghanistan: IBAHRI condemns public executions

The IBAHRI without reservation condemns the public executions by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Released on Mar 20, 2024

IBAHRI Director Baroness Helena Kennedy KC appointed to The Order of the Thistle by King Charles III

The Director of the IBAHRI, Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws, KC, has been appointed Lady of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle by King Charles III.

Released on Mar 18, 2024

New Climate Registry to be launched by IBA LPRU

Released on Mar 14, 2024

The IBA Professional Wellbeing Commission launches International Guidelines for Wellbeing in Legal Education

The IBA Professional Wellbeing Commission has announced the launch of its International Guidelines for Wellbeing in Legal Education - a comprehensive resource designed to promote wellbeing in the lawyers of the future.

Released on Mar 13, 2024

IBA President launches Ten Directives to Break the Glass Ceiling

The IBA President, Almudena Arpón de Mendívil Aldama, has introduced the Ten Directives to Break the Glass Ceiling to mark International Women’s Day 2024.

Released on Mar 8, 2024

Marking the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

On the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the IBA and the IBAHRI pay tribute to Ukraine’s display of commitment to law and justice.

Released on Mar 1, 2024

Zimbabwe: IBAHRI and L4L call for greater protections for human rights lawyers

The IBAHRI and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) have welcomed the decision of the Zimbabwean authorities to drop charges brought against two human rights lawyers, Douglas Coltart and Tapiwa Muchineripi.

Released on Feb 26, 2024

IBAHRI concerned about the arbitrary arrest and detention of Palestinian human rights lawyer Diala Ayesh

IBAHRI expresses concerns about the arrest of Palestinian lawyer Diala Ayesh, known for her advocacy in the legal and human rights domain, emphasizing fair trial guarantees and freedom of expression.

Released on Feb 23, 2024

IBAHRI reiterates its call to halt possible extradition of Julian Assange and uphold media freedoms

IBAHRI urges dropping charges against Assange, defending freedom of expression, information, and media in democratic societies.

Released on Feb 22, 2024

IBAHRI sends open letter to Belarusian authorities to end incommunicado detention of lawyer Maksim Znak

The IBAHRI has expressed concern over the incommunicado detention of lawyer Maksim Znak and called for its termination in an open letter to Belarusian authorities.

Released on Feb 21, 2024

IBAHRI joins global condemnation of Russia’s authorities as death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced

The IBAHRI condemns the role Russia’s authorities may have had in the death of Russian opposition figure, Alexei Navalny – former lawyer and the most prominent critic of the regime – in prison while serving a thirty year sentence.

Released on Feb 17, 2024

The IBAHRI commends Pakistan’s landmark ruling in marital rape case

The IBAHRI commends Pakistan for legal reform which enhances the rights of women within marriage and criminalises sexual violations without consent.

Released on Feb 15, 2024

Turkey: IBAHRI and TALI release report documenting mass imprisonment of lawyers

The IBAHRI and The Arrested Lawyers Initiative have released a detailed report highlighting the declining independence of the legal profession and bar associations in Turkey.

Released on Feb 13, 2024

Afghanistan and Iran put under the microscope in new Gender Apartheid Inquiry

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has convened the Gender Apartheid Inquiry – a new British Parliamentary ad-hoc inquiry into whether the systematic oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran constitutes gender apartheid.

Released on Jan 31, 2024