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In a report by its Task Force on Climate Adaptation released today, the New York City Bar Association warns that despite the commitments made at the COP21 meeting in Paris to reduce (or ‘mitigate’) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate change “will make portions of major cities (and in some cases entire cities) uninhabitable and agricultural areas unproductive, undermining fundamental rights and the rule of law for tens (perhaps hundreds) of millions of people and creating explosive conditions that threaten social stability and democracy in many regions of the world.”< Continue reading

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In a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, the New York City Bar Association expresses “serious concerns regarding the maintenance of the rule of law and the targeting and detention of lawyers in Turkey following recent events there.”< Continue reading

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Calling Guantanamo a “stain on our nation’s reputation” and “a serious threat to our national security,” the New York City Bar Association has written to President Barack Obama urging him to take Executive action to release or transfer the prison’s 86 detainees previously cleared for release and “to take concrete steps to restart the process toward closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility, including the eventual prosecution, transfer or release of the remaining individuals currently held there.” < Continue reading

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New York City Bar Association President Carey R. Dunne has written to President Mohamed Morsi Isa El-Ayyat of the Arab Republic of Egypt, expressing the Association’s serious concerns regarding the independence of the judiciary in Egypt following recent events there.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has a long-held, deep commitment to human rights and the rule of law worldwide. Our membership and committee activity reflect that we are based in the pre-eminent global city, with fifteen committees exclusively focused on international issues and many others also including international issues on their agendas.< Continue reading

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Yesterday, Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions, presented remarks on the topic of “Legitimacy and Comparative Law in Reformed Military Commissions” at a meeting hosted by the City Bar’s Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law. Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information and clarification on the government’s position on the law governing targeted killings. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalif, urging Bahraini authorities to respect the fundamental rights of its citizens and the role of lawyers during the current unrest. <
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