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UN Human Rights Office launches global guidelines for investigating unlawful killings – The Revised Minnesota Protocol

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Steven Kay QC of 9 Bedford Row is chairing a session at the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia titled “Extrajudicial Killings” on Monday 9 October 2017 for the IBA War Crimes Committee. This session will include expert evidence from the UN special Rapporteur, ICRC and International Prosecution counsel Alison Cole (ex-ICTY, ICTR and UN… Read more »

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Photos from the London Legal Walk 2017

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Here are photos of the 9 Bedford Row members that took part in yesterday’s London Legal Walk 2017. Participants had to walk from the Inner Temple and along the River Thames. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for free legal services in London and the South East of England. Overall more than… Read more »

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ICC Called on to Investigate Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya

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Steve Williams, of the social networking website care2.com, has written a piece on the reportedly inhumane treatment received by LGBT citizens in the Chechen Republic. He writes of how three French civil rights groups have filed an official complaint to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, calling on it to investigate reports of what… Read more »

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Intersol Global Presents on “Advocacy – Preparing you to Win”

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On 17th May, the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row hosted Intersol Global’s innovative presentation on “Advocacy – Preparing you to Win”. Gillian Higgins, Head of the International Practice Group at 9 Bedford Row welcomed Ian Hynes, CEO of Intersol Global to present on the concept of Extraordinary Case Management and the importance of effectively recording… Read more »

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9 Bedford Row in London Legal Walk 2017

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9 Bedford Row have entered a team to take part in the London Legal Walk on Monday 22nd May 2017 to raise funds for free legal services in London and the South East of England. The walk is a beautiful and scenic 10 kilometres along the River Thames and will start at 5.30pm from the… Read more »

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BIICL Announces Brexit-related Events for Next Month

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The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has announced it has organized a series of events that will take place throughout May 2017 which aim to debate and explore the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union. Particular focus is to be given to the issues of trade, business and law, and… Read more »

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Complaint of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ filed at the ICC Against President Duterte

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A complaint has been submitted before the International Criminal Court against the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte (pictured), accusing him and 11 other national officials of crimes against humanity and mass murder. Lawyer Jude Sabio filed the complaint that states that President Deterte “repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously” committed extra-judicial executions or mass murders over… Read more »

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The Trial of Gultan Kisanak and Sebahat Tuncel

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By Margaret Owen OBE, door tenant of 9 Bedford Row, Patron of Peace in Kurdistan Saturday 22nd April I left Diyarbakir at dawn on Friday for a three hour drive to Malatya where the trial of Ms Gultan Kisanak and Ms Sebhenet Tuncel was taking place. As I wrote in my first piece, both women… Read more »

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched in Support of Virunga National Park

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9BRi Support for Virunga National Park in DRC continues as Virunga Park Director Emmanuel de Merode is running the London Marathon 3 years after surviving an assassination attempt. 9BRi provided legal support to Virunga in its challenge to defeat oil exploitation and prevent the damage to the unique eco-system of this important World Heritage site…. Read more »

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South Africa Reverses its Withdrawal from ICC Statute

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It is being reported that South Africa has ceased all internal and external processes in relation to its withdrawal from the ICC Statute. Earlier this week, South African Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha revoked the ICC Repeal Bill. Furthermore, South Africa is said to have countermanded its official notification to the UN… Read more »