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Saif al-Islam

Trial of Saif and Saadi Gaddafi Begins in Libya


On Monday, the trial of two of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, Saif al-Islam and Saadi, began in Tripoli, Libya. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will appear alongside former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi, two ex-prime ministers and 34 senior officials. Both sons are accused of “orchestrating a campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya’s eight-month civil war in… Read more »

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IBA Annual Conference 2014 – Tokyo


The International Bar Association’s 2014 Annual Conference will take place from 19 to 24 October 2014 at the Tokyo International Forum. The sessions of the War Crimes Committee will be charied by Steven Kay QC at which Gregor Guy-Smith and Toby Cadman from the ICLB will be panellists on. Sessions of the War Crimes Committee:… Read more »


Kenyatta Trial Chamber has Serious Concerns Regarding the Timeliness and Thoroughness of Prosecution Investigations; Adjourns Provisional Trial Date to 7 October 2014


On 31 March 2014, ICC Trial Chamber V(B) issued its “Decision on Prosecution’s applications for a finding of non-compliance pursuant to Article 87(7) and for an adjournment of the provisional trial date“ in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in which it found that: (a)          A limited adjournment should be granted. This adjournment is… Read more »

Human Rights - 9BRi Annual Conference 2014

New Topic Added to 9BRi Annual Conference: ‘Human Rights in Post-Revolution States & Human Rights at Sea’


On Thursday 3 April 2014, 9 Bedford Row International will host its annual conference, which is this year entitled ‘Human Rights in Post-Revolution States & Human Rights at Sea’. The conference will take place aboard HMS President, Victoria Embankment, London, and will include speakers from 9 Bedford Row, Middlesex University, Port2Port Maritime Security and the… Read more »

Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson QC Issues Press Release on the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh


A guest blog by Geoffrey Robertson, QC RENOWNED HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER AND WAR CRIMES JUDGE TO PUBLISH REPORT ON BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL CRIMES TRIBUNAL The report of an independent enquiry conducted by Geoffrey Robertson QC into the legality of proceedings and punishments in the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal will be published on April 14th 2014. In… Read more »