The mission of the UIA Institute for the Rule of Law (UIA-IROL) is to promote the Rule of Law and address essential human rights issues.



Access to justice, the independence of the judiciary, and the freedom and independence of the legal profession are all essential elements  of the Rule of Law and therefore all issues of concern for the UIA-IROL.

The UIA-IROL coordinates several UIA bodies to ensure greater efficiency and coordination among their activities, including:


General Directors

Jacqueline R. Scott - Director General
Carlos Fatás Mosquera - Deputy Director-General
Martin Pradel - Deputy Director-General

Human Rights and Protection of Lawyers

Angela Díaz-Bastien Vargas-Zúñiga
Gustavo Salas Rodríguez
Avninder Singh - Liaison for National Committees and Collective Members

Ali Al Jabal
Murray S. Levin
Aleksandra Penkowska


Independence of the Profession 

András Szecskay

Yasushi Higashizawa

Rule of Law

François Moyse

Deputy Director
Juliette Duval

Permanent Contacts

Romina Bossa Abiven -  Human Rights and Legal Profession Project Assistant - rbossa@uianet.org