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




Access to justice, independence of the justice system and freedom and independence of the legal profession, being fundamental components of the rule of law, are also main issues of concern for the UIA-IROL. 

To that end, the UIA-IROL coordinates UIA sections to ensure greater efficiency and better coordination among the activities and actions of these Sections:

The actions of UIA-IROL are particularly supported by the law firms of the UIAdvance network.

General Directors

Director General
Martin Pradel

Deputy Director-General
Julie Goffin
Avninder Singh

Human Rights and Protection of Lawyers

Juliete Duval
Aleksandra Penkowska

Henri Carpentier

Independence of the Profession

András Szecskay
Angela Díaz-Bastien Vargas-Zúñiga
Yasushi Higashizawa

Rule of Law

François Moyse
Steve Richman

Deputy Director
Anna Masiota

Members of UIA-IROL

Hasan Alajooz
Magda El Haitem
Antoine Grondin Couture
Anouk Kermiche
Danièle Roy
Tarik Zouhair

Permanent Contacts

Romina Bossa Abiven -  Rule of Law Projects Manager - rbossa@uianet.org