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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 »

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ICC: Defence Request for Leave to Appeal “Decision on Defence Motion on Privileged Communications” denied

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On 15 August the Bemba Trial Chamber denied leave to appeal a controversial decision denying counsel-client privilege to any member of a defence team other than counsel and legal assistants. In its initial ruling issued on 9 June 2014, the Specifically, the Trial Chamber stated, inter alia: 19. The Chamber considers that (…) privilege is afforded to… Read more »