Human Rights

Hundreds of UK lawyers raise concerns over deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza

A letter from more than 600 legal professionals and academics has called on the UK government to suspend arms sales to Israel

Landmark EU corporate sustainability legislation on hold after U-turn by Germany

European Council fails to approve Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive over bureaucracy fears

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Bar Council welcomes London-based barrister’s release from detention in Pakistan

Abdullah Mumtaz Kahloon is standing as an opposition candidate in next month’s general election

Petition seeks release of London barrister ‘unlawfully detained’ in Pakistan ahead of elections

Senior UK lawyers call on Bar Council to make public statement in support of missing opposition candidate

Lech Walesa joins line up of keynote speakers at IBA’s Paris annual conference

Headline speakers also include former OpenAI director Zack Kass and Meta oversight board co-chair Helle Thorning Schmidt

Hundreds of lawyers from top US and UK law firms sign statement condemning ‘mass terror’ in Israel

Leading lawyers from AmLaw 100, UK and other firms call on fellow professionals worldwide to sign statement

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IBA joins lawyers, law firms and other professional bodies in condemning ‘heinous’ attacks on Israel

International lawyers’ group echoes ABA in calling on Israel to adhere to international legal standards in its response

UK ethics institute sets up taskforce examining legal profession’s work for oligarchs and kleptocrats

City law firms are facing scrutiny for their relationships with such individuals in non-criminal matters

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IBA Human Rights Institute condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

Leading human rights body joins US president and others in criticising harsh new law that could see people face death penalty for consensual same-sex acts

Beijing overrules Hong Kong courts to allow authorities to bar British barristers from security law trials

Controversial ruling undermines integrity of Hong Kong’s legal system, critics claim

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