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ICTY Appeals Chamber Orders Retrial of Stanisic & Simatovic

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Today the ICTY Appeals Chamber overturned the Trial Chamber’s judgement acquitting Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic and ordered a retrial on all counts of the indictment.  Jovica Stanisic, former Deputy Chief and Chief of the State Security (SDB) of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia and Franko Simatovic, former Deputy Chief of the Second Administration… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY Annual Conference

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Reminder: The ADC-ICTY will host its annual conference, entitled “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, at the Bel Air Hotel on 5 December from 9:00 to 17:30. Registration is open until 30 November.  This one-day conference will feature four distinguished panels on various topics in relation to the role and importance of the… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY Annual Conference: Judge Schomburg Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

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The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce that its Annual Conference on 5 December 2015 will be opened with a keynote speech entitled No Justice Without Defence Counsel by Professor Doctor h.c. Wolfgang Schomburg. Wolfgang Schomburg served as an international Judge at… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY: Annual Conference 2015

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A guest blog by Hannah McMillen The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce its annual conference for 2015, on “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”. Date: 5 December 2015 Time: 09:00 to 17:30 Location: Bel Air Hotel, Johan… Read more »

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Calling For The Release of Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair

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In July 2014 Waleed Abu Al-Khair, one of the leading human rights advocates in Saudi Arabia was found guilty by the Specialized Criminal Court in Dschidda, Saudi Arabia’s terrorism tribunal under the January 2014 terrorism law. He was convicted based on six broad and vaguely worded charges stemming purely from his peaceful activism. The court… Read more »

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Kill All The Lawyers: A New View Of What Justice Can Do

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A guest blog by Geraldine Coughlan With Palestine’s complaint against Israel for war crimes, and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir fleeing arrest in South Africa lately, the International Criminal Court’s news profile has rarely been higher. But nothing short of the Court’s credibility is at stake when the issue of fair trials arises. Are prosecution and… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY Organises Advocacy Training on “Expert Witnesses”

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On Saturday, 22 August 2015 the ADC-ICTY is organising the last session of its Advocacy Training Series in 2015. The session will focus on “Expert Witnesses” and will be lead by Defence Legal Consultant and ADC-ICTY Vice-President Dragan Ivetic. The training will take place at the ICTY (press room) between 9:30 and 17:00 hours. You may register via adcicty.headoffice@gmail.com. The fee is 25 Euros… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY & ICLB Moot Court

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A guest blog by Ingrid Tarlageanu On 11 July, the ADC-ICTY along with ICLB organised the 2015 Mock Trial. The event  took  place  at  the  International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.  During  the  week  prior  to  the  courtroom  exercise, the 25 participants  attended  several  trainings  which  covered  topics  such as “drafting  a  motion”,  “case … Read more »

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ICC: Practical Guide For The Media – Now Online

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A guest blog by Geraldine Coughlan A new Practical Guide for the Media reporting on the International Criminal Court (ICC) is now available online at: English |French. The ICC’s Public Affairs Unit compiled the Practical Guide for the media covering the work of the Court remotely, or from The Hague, as an essential working tool for journalists. This Guide… Read more »

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Russian Government Continues to Eliminate Evidence in the Magnitsky Case by Destroying Video Recordings of Magnitsky’s Last Hours in Detention

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Press Release by Magnitsky Justice Campaign 5 June 2015 – The Russian authorities have told Sergei Magnitsky’s mother that they have destroyed the video recordings of Sergei Magnitsky’s last hours before his killing in Matrosskaya Tishina detention center. In correspondence with Sergei Magnitsky’s mother, General Major V.Alyshev, Deputy Head of the Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Investigative Department, has confirmed the… Read more »

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ADC ICTY – Training on “Witness Proofing”

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The ADC ICTY will hold another training on 6 June 2015 as part of the advocacy training sessions organised this year. This next training will focus on “witness proofing” and will be provided by Marie O’Leary, currently a Counsel (Consultant) for the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD) at the ICC.  The one-day event… Read more »

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Tjitske Lingsma – All Rise

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A guest blog by Geraldine Coughlan ‘All Rise’: The ICC and the Battles Behind the Noble Ideal  ‘All Rise’, a new book by Tjitske Lingsma, nominated for the Dutch non-fiction Brusse prize, explores the International Criminal Court’s idealised beginnings and its long, slow grinding version of criminal justice. Since the court opened its doors in 2002,… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC – Lecture Upon “Defense Issues”

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Steven Kay QC is to present a lecture upon “Defense Issues” on Thursday 28 May 2015 from 09.00 – 10.50 am at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague. It is the 9th Annual Summer Law Program of the Asser Instituut on International Criminal Law and International Legal and Comparative Approaches to Counter-Terrorism! This programme is… Read more »

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Political Asylum for 9 Bedford Row Client Vladimir Ashurkov

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Russian opposition leader and a client of 9 Bedford Row, Mr Vladimir Ashurkov, has been granted political asylum in the UK. Ashurkov, one of the leaders of the Progress Party and the Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, was represented by Mr Steven Kay QC and Ms Eeva Heikkilä of 9 Bedford Row. “Throughout my asylum application… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY and ICLB Host Mock Trial

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The ADC-ICTY and ICLB are organising another Mock Trial this year. The Mock Trial  is  a  one  week event hosted by the ADC-ICTY in The Hague. The week includes  hands-on evening sessions for young professionals in the field of international  criminal  law  and a one day Mock Trial exercise in the ICTY courtroom in front of ICTY Judges and… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY: Advocacy Training Sessions in 2015

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The ADC-ICTY is organising a number of advocacy training sessions in 2015, focusing on a variety of essential topics in the practice of internationalcriminal law. These are one-day events taking place at the ICTY in The Hague, presented by renowned Defence Counsel and ADC-ICTY members.Certificates are awarded and the sessions count towards CLE credits.Please consult the schedule… Read more »

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Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Colombia – Steven Kay QC to Speak at LSE

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On Tuesday 12 May, Steven Kay QC will participate in an event entitled “Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Colombia”, which will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
 Steven will be speaking on the “International Law, Transitional Justice and Peacemaking” panel. The Conference, organized by the Latin American International Programme of LSE… Read more »

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ICDL Conference Berlin 2015

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The Journal of the Berlin Bar Association has published an article by ICDL board member, Urs Koerner von Gustorf concerning the latest ICDL conference. The speakers included, amongst others, ICLB and 9 Bedford Row members Steven Kay QC and Toby Cadman as well as Jens Dieckmann, Criminal Defense Attorney in Bonn and Associate 9 Bedford Row member…. Read more »