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Launch of the Code for Private Prosecutors

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Chambers are pleased to announce that the Private Prosecutors Association has issued its Code of Practice. Members of 9BR, who are members of the Association, including Steven Kay QC, Abbas Lakha QC and Gary Summers, will adhere to this code and would like to thank the contributors for their invaluable contributions. The full code can… Read more »

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Human Rights Abuse Alert Concerning Algeria Issued by Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins at 9 Bedford Row

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A Human Rights Abuse Alert in relation to the ongoing situation in Algeria has been published this morning by Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins at the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row. The alert has been submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. The report can be read here: Human Rights Abuse Alert… Read more »

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Misuse of Interpol’s Red Notices and Impact on Human Rights

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In recent years, Interpol’s Red Notices have been used increasingly by states as an abuse of power to harass and intimidate individuals, particularly in countries where the rule of law is not respected. A report by the European Parliament in January of this year found that “Both governmental and non-governmental organisations have reported a trend by some… Read more »

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Zacharias Miah Represents Alleged Cyber Hacker

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To learn more about the case, click the link below to read an article that was recently written about it in The Evening Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/cyber-criminals-hacked-into-sackler-heir-s-emails-and-took-1m-from-bank-a4176111.html    

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International Criminal Law Symposium

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On 6th June Chambers held an international criminal law symposium at which Dr Dov Jacobs discussed the implications of the 6 May 2019 Judgment of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in relation to Head of State immunity in the case of Bashir. Chambers would like to thank Dr Jacobs and the… Read more »

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The People Against the President: Corruption and Conflicts of Interest

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The report by Steven Kay QC, The People Against the President: Corruption and Conflicts of Interest, documents allegations of corruption against President Djukanovic of Montenegro has been released today. Montenegro has applied to join the EU and Djukanovic has been in power for 30 years.   Image source: www.total-montenegro-news.com    

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in the Workplace

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On 29th April, Gillian Higgins will be hosting a Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in the Workplace seminar at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row. Tailored for beginners, click below to reserve your space. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-mindfulness-and-self-compassion-in-the-workplace-tickets-60184989925?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Mindfulness for Barristers

Mindfulness for Barristers

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Gillian Higgins will be hosting a new series of Mindfulness for Barristers sessions at Gray’s Inn in May. Open to all barristers, simply click the link below or contact Gillian directly to reserve your space. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindfulness-for-barristers-tickets-60744728117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch    

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Photos from 2019 IBA War Crimes Committee

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Steven Kay QC moderated the panel on Gender Justice that included Diana Wilson of 9BR at the 2019 IBA War Crimes Committee at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 13 April. The 9 Bedford Row delegates enjoyed a stimulating conference on The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice. Discussions are taking place for… Read more »

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Bank Whistleblower Case Reported in Sunday Times

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Earlier this month, The Sunday Times reported on a whistleblower case in which two British private investigators were being sued by the owners of FBME Bank in Cyprus. Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins of the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row were assisting the investigators, Nigel Brown and Alec Leighton, who were litigants in person…. Read more »

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Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea V1

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David Hammond former member of 9 Bedford Row and founder of the charity Human Rights At Sea has successfully achieved the publication of the first Geneva Declaration for Human rights at sea. 9 Bedford Row congratulates David on this great moment in his campaign to protect the lives and safety of seafarers. For further reading… Read more »