News analysis 2012

Legal, business and human rights news and analysis from the IBA - 2012:

Egypt: Morsi considering postponement of Constitution vote says human rights group

Meaningful action still long overdue on tax avoidance

Feature: The rebirth of Africa? Challenges and opportunities.

Feature: Muhammad Yunus interview: making poverty history.

Feature: Burma - the long road of reform.

Spain’s bad bank hopes to draw on Irish lessons

Leveson: watershed for press ethics or expensive white elephant

China: early indications of a new era of openness under Xi Jinping

Bahrain: a year after Bassiouni report protests continue and West stays silent

US presidential election: Obama still faces major systemic challenges

Chavez re-election is unlikely to spell victory for rule of law

'Shadow of justice' is hanging over Syria, says UN legal chief

Egyptian economy ‘going to hell in a handbasket’

Persecuted lawyers highlight human rights abuses of Iranian regime

All change as India seeks foreign investment to invigorate growth

Economic reform must focus on the world's poorest, say Nobel laureates

Feature: Democratising the drug trade in Latin America

Feature: Environmental law gets radical

Feature: Australian High Court and tobacco industry

Accountability vacuum for exec pay packages is ‘big concern’

German court's green light to euro bailout as Barroso calls for Federal Europe

A tough first year for South Sudan

Lord Woolf: time to rethink public inquiries

Ocampo: Libya has the right to try Gaddafi

Russia's WTO accession brings hope of reform

Discontent spreads to Europe's fringes: Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria

Extradition: legal brief

Assange: the truth about extradition

UK Defamation Bill: making much-needed headway but still falling short

Deferred prosecution agreements ‘no panacea’ for complex fraud

People, not just companies, must pay for financial crime

Internal dispute compounds uncertainty over China arbitration

Winners and losers of London's Olympic Games

Feature: Navigating Europe’s minefield

Feature: Chasing tigers - new business opportunities around Asia

Feature: After the Arab Spring - business opportunities in Asia and Middle East

Challenge to Indonesia’s oil and gas law raises concerns for investors

Libor scandal shatters fragile trust in banks

BP seeks to bring Russian adventure with TNK to an end

Greek elections signal a new direction for Europe

Rio Earth Summit ‘fluff’ highlights need for public interest lawyers

Faltering Facebook IPO sparks class action

Vultures profit from Greek tragedy

EU takes tough stand on Somali pirates

Proposed Hong Kong class action scheme could improve corporate governance

India: Vodafone case highlights potential investor minefield

Syria conflict prompts calls for UN Security Council to reassess legal obligations under Charter

Feature: Iran - from prince to pariah

Feature: Europe's downturn bodes ill for refugees

Feature: Bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice

Europe prepares for Greece to make a drachma out of a crisis

Presidential elections are ‘disaster’ for Egypt, say reformists

Ken Clarke climbs down on secret justice

‘Big Monthly’ exposes failings in Brazilian political system

Behind Lubanga: the battle for gold in the Congo

Nuclear talks must address human rights, says Nobel laureate

Sovereign wealth funds target India

Ched Evans case raises further questions on future of social media

Uganda activists sue government over oil Production Sharing Agreements

Blix condemns 'shocking' lack of legal debate over Iran nuclear threat

UK Secretary of State for Justice forced to defend 'secret justice' proposals

Human rights experts surprised by ECHR terrorist verdict

Feature: The great pay debate

Feature: Global leaders - Chris Saul, senior partner, Slaughter & May

Feature: A woman's lot - discrimination in the legal profession

ICC's landmark Lubanga trial: 'Lessons to be learnt'

UK debt reaches £1 trillion

Dodd-Frank 'puts Grand Canyon between US and the rest of the world'

Greece bailout: doubts remain despite largest government debt restructuring in history

Russian elections: Putin again despite the protests


Romney's tax returns raise familiar questions over offshore havens

Exec pay reforms throw up unresolved problems, say lawyers

'Tumultuous and exhausting' - the impact of oil spill litigation

Feature: Sovereign wealth funds - shifting sands

Feature: Global leaders - Hugh Verrier, chairman, White & Case

Feature: Access denied - interview with UK Justice Secretary Ken Clarke

Egyptian election: enlightened reformers or Mubarak remnants?

City of London buys into year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon for Gulf oil and gas producers

South Korea: Controversy over free trade agreement