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The latest legal, business and human rights news and analysis from the IBA:

Gender Pay Gap

Gender pay gap: UK publishes data for the first time

Irish Referendum - Vote Yes

Irish abortion referendum: result prompts liberalisation of one of the strictest laws in the world


Whistleblowing: new proposals to strengthen legal safeguards across Europe

climate change

Climate change: non-state actors step in where governments refuse to go

Kim Jong Un

Nuclear diplomacy: US abandons Iran deal while making history with North Korea summit

Cambodia bank note

Cambodia: first charges under controversial royal insult law


Russian corruption: growing calls for tougher sanctions to combat ‘dirty’ money

social media

Latin America: Social media and fake news loom large in election super-cycle


From the archives: Syria - a renewed focus


Immigration: what happens to a Dreamer deferred?


US election and Brexit: Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and electoral law concerns


Data privacy scandals could be ‘Snowden moment’ for business

immigration center

Migration crisis: UK detention policies lag behind EU neighbours

running track

IOC lifts Russia ban but compliance questions remain

Corn fields

Global food trade: new merger prompts warnings of market dominance

Brexit protestors

Comment and analysis: Brexit’s ‘red lines’ cross Northern Ireland’s border

women in legal practice event

Law firms call for sponsorship to boost female career progression

Drago Kos

Gun control: A glimmer of hope emerges from the 'Gunshine State'

cranes in Bahrain

Gulf countries urged to improve labour standards

Drago Kos

Fighting corruption remains a low priority for the EU


President Trump and the spies who didn’t love me


Focus on America: Prosecutorial independence and the ‘absolute right’ of Presidents


Brexit: the threat to LGBTI rights in the UK


Gender inequality strikes a chord at Davos

data leak

Davos pushes for cyber security agenda at the C-Suite

Laura Kovesi

Romania: Corruption contagion deepens as DNA under threat

Cambodia Flag

Journalists in Cambodia face espionage charges amid political crackdown


EU regulators seek to shape the future of Fintech

Dubai Tech

Dubai moves to disrupt legal culture with future courts

graph finance

Finance: Europe-wide ‘revolution in regulatory framework’ introduces greater transparency


Stronger legal frameworks needed to address sexual violence in conflict


Different playbook for Muslim women in western media, study confirms


UN climate talks: challenging agenda ahead

glass ceiling

The US Presidency: a chilly climate for protest

glass ceiling

Diversity in the legal profession: law firm policies ‘found to be wanting’


US presidency: Can the green rollback be rolled back?


The future of Europe: rule of law must not be compromised in Brexit Bill


Mueller’s Russia investigation: the question of presidential pardons


Verdict sparks renewed criticism for Cambodian courts


Future of the legal profession: AI, blockchain and the rule of law


The refugee crisis: Desperation on the Greek islands - 'There are children everywhere'


Regulators anxious about the role of AI in global finance

Saudi Arabia

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown targets business tycoons