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Rwanda: More Trouble in Paradise?

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In August, The Economist published an article entitled “President Kagame Under Scrutiny”. It drew attention to the recent re-election of President Kagame and the context of “murder, censorship and meaningful opposition” in which it took place: http://www.economist.com/node/16750119 On Friday, The Independent featured a piece on Paul Rusebagina, the “Hero” of “Hotel Rwanda” who is credited… Read more »

Miss Campbell’s No Rough Diamond!

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Miss Campbell’s No Rough Diamond! On 20 May, the Prosecution claimed that the anticipated testimony of Miss Naomi Campbell concerned a central issue in the trial of Charles Taylor, namely his “possession of rough diamonds”. Dressed impeccably and traditionally late, Miss Campbell appeared in The Hague today to testify as a Prosecution witness in the… Read more »

Employment Opportunity at the Kurdish Human Rights Project

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The Kurdish Human Rights Project is pleased to announce a new vacancy for a Legal Officer/Legal Director (MATERNITY COVER – one year contract beginning mid-October). This role offers a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the work of KHRP in making full use of international mechanisms to protect the human rights of people living in the… Read more »

International Criminal Law Quote of the Month

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ICLB members Gillian Higgins and Steven Kay QC would like to welcome new entries for the “International Criminal Law Quote of the Month”.  The August prize goes to Mr T Dauggard for his haunting reminder of the world according to George W Bush: “I didn’t join the International Criminal Court because I don’t want to put our… Read more »

Human Rights Symposium in London, 11-12 September

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The Law Society is hosting a Human Rights symposium in London on 11-12 September. The two day event will consist of a series of talks, workshops and a special guest panel. The speakers will include former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg. For more information please visit this web link:  http://international.lawsociety.org.uk/node/6375

ICLB Introduces a “Short Bio” Feature

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From Monday 7 September, Facebook fans of the ICLB site will be able to have a short bio of their work experience in international criminal law updated onto our Facebook Community page. The ICLB hope that this feature will inspire budding lawyers and professionals to use this space to advertise their skills and attract those… Read more »

Kurdish Human Rights Project Welcomes ECtHR Judgment

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KHRP today welcomed a decision from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) regarding a case it lodged on behalf of Armenian national Maksim Gasparyan in August 2004. In April of that year, Mr Gasparyan was arrested and detained by police in the Shengavit District for ‘disturbing public order’. Refuting this, Mr Gasparyan alleged that… Read more »

Africa Updates on the ICC

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The ICLB notes the announcement of the publication of the latest issue of the “Africa Update” newsletter by the Coalition for the ICC. “Africa Update” (previously entitled “ICC-Africa”) is available online at http://www.iccnow.org/?mod=iccafrica or http://www.iccnow.org/documents/AfricaUpdate11__fr.pdf “Africa Update” is a biannual newsletter focused on ICC developments in Africa and key CICC campaigns in the region.  

Feedback from the Lebanon Tribunal Conference in London

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The conference on the Lebanon Tribunal given by Steven Kay QC was a “resounding success” according to the participants who attended at 9 Bedford Row in London on Saturday. A number of practising barristers from the UK and Germany attended the event which provided an in-depth analysis of the applicable law, the historical background and… Read more »