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US Judge Makes Surprising Decision to Allow Lawyer John Moscow to Continue Representing Russian Client After Switching Sides in the Forfeiture Case from Crime Uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky

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Press Release issued by Hermitage Capital 24 October 2014 – Yesterday in the Southern District court of New York, U.S. federal judge Thomas Griesa denied Hermitage Capital’s motion to disqualify New York lawyer John Moscow, law firms Baker Hostetler and Baker Botts for conflict of interest and breaching their client’s confidences. The New York case involves the… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY Ethics Training

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Association of Defence Counsel Practising Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – Ethics Training Event This comprehensive one-day training will focus on ethical issues during the pre-trial, trial and appeal stages and will address a number of pertinent questions in the form of three panel discussions. Date: 8 November 2014 Time: 9:00… Read more »

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IBA Annual Conference on International Criminal Law

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The IBA Annual Conference on International Criminal Law: “International legal challenges for 2015″ will take place on 31 January – 1 February 2015 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The conference will address the following topics: – Respecting state sovereignty and the ICC – unwilling or unable? – Russia and Ukraine – Israel and… Read more »

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Russian Government Refuses to Comply with Council of Europe’s Demand to Re-Open the Sergei Magnitsky Murder Investigation for the Fourth Time

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PRESS RELEASE 6 October 2014 – The Russian Investigative Committee has for the fourth time refused the application from Sergei Magnitsky’s mother to investigate the murder of her son in Russian police custody after he uncovered and testified about the theft of $230 million from state coffers by members of the criminal gang and corrupt Russian officials. The… Read more »

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William Schabas Appointed to Chair Gaza Inquiry

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Guest blog by Drea Becker William Schabas has been appointed by the Human Rights Council to chair an international commission of inquiry to investigate violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The commission will focus on the Gaza Strip, in the context of military operations conducted since 13 June… Read more »