IBA Annual Conference Boston 2013 film: Sternford Moyo, International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) Co-Chair, discusses the work of the IBAHRI Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights in this interview.
Following on from the work of the IBA Presidential Task Force on the Financial Crisis in 2009/10, the Second Phase of the Task Force has released Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law, an in-depth report on the aftermath of the global financial crisis and its effect on poverty, employment, welfare and good governance, featuring contributions from leading lawyers and academics including four Nobel laureates.
In this short film Chair of the Task Force and co-editor of the book Peter Maynard introduces the Task Force and its report, and discusses the important role of lawyers in tackling global poverty in the wake of the global financial crisis. Speaking on the book’s central themes are Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University Thomas Pogge, and author of the Millennium Development Goals Mark Malloch Brown.
Professor Cherif Bassiouni discussed issues regarding the Middle East, post Arab Spring, in the context of the shifting balance of global politics.
Professor Cherif Bassiouni is one of the foremost authorities on international criminal, human rights and humanitarian law. He served as Chair of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry established by Royal Order of the King of Bahrain to investigate and report on the events that took place in Bahrain in February and March 2011 (and thereafter), and to determine whether the events involved violations of international human rights law and norms.