The International Bar Association (IBA) is the truly global law organisation for individual legal professionals, Bar Associations and Law Societies. The IBA provides a unique platform for professional development and legal education, networking, and strategy for world law. It promotes the exchange of information between lawyers and legal associations worldwide, covering all areas of commercial law and public and professional interests. It supports the independence of the judiciary and the right of lawyers to practice their profession without interference. The IBA is dedicated to the protection of human rights and a just rule of law throughout the world.