The International Bar Association
(IBA) is an international association of lawyers
and lawyers' associations from different countries. The IBA's stated purpose is to promote an exchange of information between legal associations worldwide, support the independence of the judiciary
and the right of lawyers to practice their profession without interference, and support human rights
for lawyers worldwide through its Human Rights Institute. The organization acts through sections and committees to enable an interchange of information and views among its members as to laws, practices and professional responsibilities relating to the practice of commercial law
throughout the world. In doing so, the IBA seeks to "influence the development of international law reform" and "shape the future of the legal profession" globally.
About the IBA
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is an organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations
and law societies
. The IBA works to influence the development of international law
reform and to shape the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 40,000 individual lawyers and 197 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.