Today, 24 February 2023, marks exactly one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. In October 2022, at the opening ceremony of the IBA Annual Conference in Miami, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed delegates by video in which he referred to members of the audience as "defenders of the
The International Bar Association (IBA) has launched a toolkit to "empower female legal professionals". Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that gender disparity in world societies and labour markets has a $12 trillion impact on the global economy. Thi
A significant number of young lawyers are either leaving or considering leaving their current job in the next five years, according to a new report from the International Bar Association (IBA). Fifty-four per cent of 3,000 respondents reported that they were ‘somewhat likely’ or ‘h
The International Bar Association (IBA) has released a statement in defence of lawyer-client confidentiality, following a number of recent attacks on the principle from high-profile international organisations. The statement, with forewords by Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court
The International Bar Association (IBA) will be hosting two events with a focus on Scotland tonight. From 6pm GMT, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will be in conversation with Mark Ellis, IBA executive director. You can find out more and register here.
Lawyer, pro-democracy campaigner and avid civil rights activist Hina Jilani is the recipient of the 2020 Stockholm Human Rights Award – bestowed annually by the Swedish Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Legal Assistance Consortium. Ms Jilani grew up
The International Bar Association (IBA) has published a model statute aimed at helping citizens launch legal challenges against governments for failing to take action over climate change. The Model Statute for Proceedings Challenging Government Failure to Act on Climate Change was launched in London
A new report from the International Bar Association (IBA) Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee and the World Bank claims that improving legal aid services is as important for economic growth as providing functioning hospitals, schools and roads. The report, A Tool for Justice: A Cost Benefit An