News analysis 2015

Legal, business and human rights news and analysis from the IBA - 2015:

UN climate talks: a break from the past

UN climate talks signal a break from the past

 

Terrorist attacks and security: neglect of humanitarian law raises fundamental concerns over refugees

Terrorist attacks and security: neglect of humanitarian law raises concerns over refugees

 

UN climate talks: on the precipice of agreement, but quality is key

UN climate talks: on the precipice of agreement, but quality is key

 

UN climate talks: on the precipice of agreement, but quality is key

UN High Commissioner Zeid accepts human rights award; calls for solidarity on ISIS attacks

 

ISIS terrorist attacks: despite egregious violations response must comply with international law

Myanmar: historic elections but ‘many questions need to be resolved’

 

Brussels tax decisions hit multinationals but could face legal challenges

Brussels tax decisions hit multinationals but could face legal challenges

 

Cyber security: UK’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill proposes only ‘quasi-judicial’ authority

Cyber security: UK’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

 

Women in the law: calls for greater transparency to help defy ‘glass ceiling’

Women in the law: calls for greater transparency to help defy ‘glass ceiling’

 

Iran nuclear deal: ‘not 100% perfect’ and splitting opinion

Iran nuclear deal: ‘not 100% perfect’ and splitting opinion

 

Data privacy: ECJ rules Safe Harbour agreement for US-EU data sharing invalid

Data privacy: ECJ rules Safe Harbour agreement for US-EU data sharing invalid

 

Chinese economic slowdown stokes fears of global downturn

Chinese economic slowdown stokes fears of global downturn

 

Cyber-attacks rival terrorism threat, says former head of NATO Rasmussen

Cyber-attacks rival terrorism threat, says former head of NATO Rasmussen

 

Refugee crisis: Middle East must share ‘burden’ says former EC President Barroso

Refugee crisis: Middle East must share ‘burden’ says former EC President Barroso

 

Freedom of expression: EU must lead by example on reforming criminal defamation

Freedom of expression: EU must lead by example on reforming criminal defamation

 

Refugee crisis: serious concerns over legality of responses by European countries

Refugee crisis: serious concerns over legality of responses by European countries

 

Legality of UK drone attack in Syria hinges on evidence

Legality of UK drone attack in Syria hinges on evidence

 

Debt defaults: Puerto Rico faces ‘Sisyphean task’

Debt defaults: Puerto Rico faces ‘Sisyphean task’

 

Banking scandals: Libor conviction a ‘watershed moment’ in the battle for cultural reform

Banking scandals: Libor conviction a ‘watershed moment’ in the battle for cultural reform

 

South China Sea dispute to be assessed by Hague Arbitration tribunal

South China Sea dispute to be assessed by Hague Arbitration tribunal

 

Lawyers to appeal sentences handed out to Libyan regime-era officials

Sanctions: Iran deal offers limited relief with strings attached

Data protection: EU proposes new ‘one stop shop’ rules to safeguard consumers

Alternative finance: regulating Europe’s funding crowds

Latin America: Bolivia and Chile’s ICJ dispute and the implications for international law

Yemen conflict ‘clearly arose’ out of UN-backed amnesty deal

Southeast Asia boat crisis highlights failures of Myanmar rule of law

Syrian refugees must not be classed as illegal immigrants, say lawyers

Chile: leading the Latin American renewable energy sector

Malaysia: legislation is dangerous move in name of combatting terrorism

Azerbaijan: Western inaction breeding ‘culture of impunity’ for free speech abuses

Freedom of expression: Lese majeste laws prove a popular tool for Thailand’s military junta

International trade: focus increases on TTIP dispute mechanism

Poor questioning delayed Chilcot Inquiry, say top lawyers

Eurozone crisis: ECB presses ahead with bond-buying plans

Lady Hale, Deputy President UK Supreme Court: access to justice becoming ‘very hard'

UK - Sir Alan Moses puts ‘reputation on the line’ to prove IPSO critics wrong

Tax evasion and money laundering: EU negotiators agree beneficial ownership terms

Digital currencies ‘continue to advance’, but regulation needed

Falling oil prices: impact being felt far and wide and testing Russian resilience

Lima climate talks: call for action agreed despite old divisions resurfacing

Banking scandals: forex rigging prompts further calls for criminal sanctions

On the frontline: J C Weliamuna, Sri Lankan human rights lawyer