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Members of 9 Bedford Row International Ranked in Chambers UK: The Bar 2017

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Chambers UK: The Bar 2017 has recently been published and the guide is now available at; http://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/uk-bar/14. Four Barristers from the 9 Bedford Row International team have been ranked in Chambers UK Bar 2017, namely Steven Kay QC, Gillian Higgins and Sarah Bafadhel. Chambers UK is compiled following in-depth interviews conducted by an extensive research group to… Read more »

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Published Report Contains Key Findings from Investigation into Letpadan Crackdown on Student Protesters

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Matthew Bugher, a researcher for the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and consultant for non-profit organization Fortify Rights has helped to present the key findings of an investigation into the March 10th crackdown on student protesters in Letpadan, Myanmar. The results from the investigation are contained within a report entitled: Crackdown at Letpadan,… Read more »

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Findings of New Legal Analysis Apply Law of Genocide to Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

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The findings of a newly published legal analysis reveal there is evidence that the government of Myanmar could be responsible for genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The analysis, entitled: ‘Persecution of the Rohingya Muslims: Is Genocide Occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?’ was prepared for human rights organization Fortify Rights by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human… Read more »

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Justice for the German “Abu Graib” Victim

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Press Release from Jens Dieckmann: Justice for the German “Abu Graib” Victim – Federal Government of Germany Granted Jens Dieckmann’s Application for Humanitarian Protection M.R. fled from Tunisia, survived Libyan prisons and the Mediterranean Sea. In August 2014, he arrived in Germany, however, his ordeal was not over then: He was heavily mistreated and tortured… Read more »

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Sudan’s al-Bashir flies out of South Africa despite court ruling

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From BBC News: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, has left South Africa, pre-empting a court ruling over an international warrant for his arrest. The Pretoria High Court was due to decide whether he should be handed over to the International Criminal Court which charged him with the crimes. Mr Bashir… Read more »

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Global Witness: New Evidence of Bribery and Corruption by Soco International in Virunga National Park

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9 Bedford Row International has received the following news of the bribery and corruption investigation they advised Virunga National Park to take: Today, as Virunga National Park Director, Emmanuel de Merode and Southern Sector Warden, Innocent Mburanumwe are in Washington DC to receive one of the highest accolades in conservation - the prestigious ‘Rolex National Geographic… Read more »

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Professor Dr. Otto Triffterer (1931-2015)

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Obituary of Professor Dr. Otto Triffterer, by Astrid Reisinger Coracini We are deeply saddened to announce that Professor Dr. Otto Triffterer passed away on 1 June 2015. Professor Triffterer’s distinguished academic career was deeply rooted in the field of international criminal law. Following studies at the University of Freiburg and at Harvard University, he defended his… Read more »

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ARC Launches New Website

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Earlier today, ARC (“Advice, Representation and Cases”) launched its new website which provides individuals, NGOs and States with a platform from which to seek legal representation and advice on the preparation of cases before the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights. ARC also provides legal services for individuals, NGOs and States in matters before… Read more »

Trials in Absentia & STL

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Trials in absentia are futile in the context of international justice and a waste of resources. Who knows whether these suspects are dead or alive? The right upon capture to have the trial reheard and therefore a different outcome possible from the trial that had previously taken place, makes the concept absurd. However, it would… Read more »

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If you are viewing this Blog in Internet Explorer you may be experiencing loss of content. The ICLB admin team are looking to resolve this issue. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this down time. All other browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari are all working successfully. Update: We have now resolved the… Read more »

ICLB Blog Downtime

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Apologies if anybody experienced any downtime in the past hour, we’ve been upgrading our software to ensure our readers get the best possible experience. Many Thanks, The ICLB Admin team.

International Criminal Law Bureau Blog

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About this Blog. Welcome to the new International Criminal Law Bureau Blog, launched 10th November 2008. Focusing on legal matters, news-wires, latest international criminal law issues and the day-to-day activity and news of the ICLB’s membership. Contributions from Steven Kay QC, Professor Mischa Wladimiroff, Gregor Guy-Smith, Colleen Rohan, Gillian Higgins, Dr. Guenael Mettraux together with Cathy Mac Daid and Deirdre Montgomery who are… Read more »