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HDP Co-Chairs to Attend Legal Hearings in December

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In Turkey, two members of the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) are currently involved in legal proceedings amid allegations of participation in terrorist activities. HDP Co-Chair, Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş (pictured) and Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ, also a party co-chair, were arrested on the 4th November 2016 alongside seven other MPs. Mr Demirtaş is accused of establishing or… Read more »

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Mental Health in the Legal Profession

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Research suggests that 1 in 6 employees at any one time will experience mental health issues in the UK. These account for 30-40% of absences from work and as much as 50% of all long-term sick leave cases. Legal professionals fall within a high-risk group of individuals who are likely to experience the symptoms of… Read more »

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Creating the Future Leaders of Tomorrow with BritBangla

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            PRESS RELEASE – 15 November 2017 A unique leadership Initiative, BritBangla’s Legal Career Event is to take place on 16 November 2017, in collaboration with the University of Westminster, London, and featuring a line up of inspirational speakers including, Barrister Steven Kay QC International & UK criminal lawyer, Head… Read more »

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Jens Dieckmann and Joe Holmes to Attend 2018 ICDL Meeting in Berlin

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The 12th Annual Meeting of the International Criminal Defence Lawyers Germany – ICDL eV – will take place in Berlin at the Hotel InterContinental on 27th January 2018. The meeting will last the whole day from: 09:00 – 20:30. The event will include speeches and contributions from many respected legal professionals, including 9 Bedford Row… Read more »

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Second Set of North Korean Prison Camps Revealed

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A recent Washington Post article has been published based on a report prepared by David Hawk and Amanda Mortwedt Oh detailing a second set of prison camps in North Korea, which exist alongside the political camps that were previously exposed by the United Nations. Both the report and the opinion piece reveal that these other… Read more »

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ICC Issues Press Release on the Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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The Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has released a statement on her decision to request authorisation to open an investigation into crimes that have allegedly been committed in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. STATEMENT BEGINS: For decades, the people of Afghanistan have endured the scourge of armed conflict. Following a… Read more »

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9 Bedford Row Ranked in the Legal 500

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The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row was recently ranked in the Legal 500, described as a “formidable set containing exceptionally talented barristers with great experience in criminal law and military matters. There is also a sense of teamwork in that there is always someone of relevant experience to seamlessly step into the breach, if needed.”… Read more »

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Agnes Callamard Part of Panel at IBA 2017 Annual Conference

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Agnes Callamard The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings spoke at the IBA 2017 Annual Conference in Sydney at a Question time style session moderated by Steven Kay QC of 9 Bedford Row called Extrajudicial killing and state policy: case studies. The other speakers were Leonard Blazeby of ICRC and Alison Cole… Read more »

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2018 Global Freedom of Expression Prize Nominations Are Now Open

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Columbia Global Freedom of Expression is delighted to announce a call for nominations for the 2018 Global Freedom of Expression Prizes that celebrate judicial decisions and legal services around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international standards. We feel that at a time when freedom of expression is threatened globally, there is… Read more »

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The War Crimes Film Collection

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For the first time, some of the most important films about war crimes have been gathered together by award-wining film director Michael Christoffersen. “Milosevic on Trial”, “Saving Saddam” and “Genocide: The Judgement” are now available online from www.warcrimesfilms.com Warcrimesfilms.com’s unique collection has been used to date extensively by scholars, lawyers, journalists and experts around the… Read more »

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Jens Dieckmann to Participate in Oxford University Panel Debate on Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice

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                  Associate member of 9 Bedford Row International, Jens Dieckmann, will appear as a panellist in an Oxford University event entitled ‘Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice: Real Power or Empty Rhetoric?’ The seminar will provide a platform of discussion for this important topic and will deal… Read more »

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Press Release: Human Rights at Sea Publishes Third Annual Report

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Human Rights at Sea publishes its Annual Report for the year ending May 2016 today. The 40-page report comprehensively lays out the development and achievements of the UK-based charity’s third year of operation. Founded in April 2014 by CEO David Hammond, the charity raises awareness and accountability for human rights in the maritime environment. Hammond… Read more »

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The economic dimension of the Rohingya crisis, an additional underlying cause of the reported international law violations

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Written by Laureen Bokanda-Masson Following the attack of border-control posts carried out by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on 25 August 2017, the Burmese military has responded by conducting repression operations leading to a new major wave of migration in an attempt by the Rohingya to flee inter-community violence. Though the tensions are largely… Read more »