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New Data Protection Bill for Post-Brexit Britain

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The UK Government has released a Statement of Intent from its Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The statement is an overview of the reforms planned for the United Kingdom’s data protection laws, which are to be implemented by the Data Protection Bill. The Statement outlines that after Britain’s departure from the European Union… Read more »

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BIICL Event – Public International Lawyers in Practice

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On 8th September 2017 the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is hosting an event called: Public International Lawyers in Practice. It is a seminar that hopes to provide a greater understanding into the range of career opportunities that are available to international lawyers, be they at the start of their professional lives… Read more »

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Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice

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Colleen Rohan, member of 9 Bedford Row International and founding member of the International Criminal Law Bureau has just edited and produced a new book: Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice, published by Cambridge University Press. The book is co-edited by Gentian Zyberi, a professor of law at the University of Oslo. It includes chapters… Read more »

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IBA Releases Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights

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The IBA has launched the first two chapters of the Online Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights. The IBA’s Legal Policy and Research Unit (LPRU), based in the IBA’s London office, has produced the Handbook as an online self-learning tool. This resource aims to assist lawyers who seek to integrate business and human… Read more »

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Ex-Judge to Lead UN Team Investigating Serious Crimes in Syria

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On Monday 3rd of July, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, appointed ex-Judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel to lead a new UN team that has been set up to investigate serious crimes which have taken place in Syria. Originating in December 2016, the team is being called the International Impartial and Independent Mechanism. The aim… Read more »

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ICC Judges Confirm that South Africa’s Government was Legally Obligated to Arrest Omar Al-Bashir Under Rome Statute

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On Thursday, Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed that South Africa’s government failed to meet with the obligations of the Rome Statute by failing to detain Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit he made to the country in 2015. Al-Bashir ifaces charges from the ICC in relation to crimes he is alleged… Read more »

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9BR’s Gary Summers Launches New Websites on Private Investigations and Prosecutions and Medical Defence Services

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Gary Summers of 9 Bedford Row has launched two new websites that promote his legal services in the areas of private prosecutions and medical defence services. Investigate and Prosecute offers an all-inclusive, unique private investigation and prosecution service to businesses and private individuals. The service includes the launching of investigations both in and outside of… Read more »

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Gillian Higgins Launches Mediation of Conflict Website

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This month, Gillian Higgins, Head of the International Practice Group at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row launches the new website Mediation of Conflict. The site provides details of mediation services offered through 9 Bedford Row in the areas of civil and commercial, workplace and pre/post conflict situations. Click here for more detail. Website: www.mediationofconflict.com… Read more »

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Opening statement in Stanišić and Simatović retrial

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Today the Prosecution will open the first full retrial in the history of international criminal law. In 2013, Jovića Stanišić and Franko Simatović were acquitted on all counts in the indictment in their trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia. In 2015, the Appeals Chamber reversed their acquittals having found errors of law which,… Read more »

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Middle Eastern States Cut Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

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                Written by Lennart Poulsen Recent political wrangling among Middle Eastern states has reached a full-blown diplomatic crisis with several states, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE severing ties with Qatar. According to a recent CNN report, Qatari nationals are now officially on notice to leave… Read more »

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Become a Member of the IBA Today

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By joining the International Bar Association you become part of the leading global network of lawyers. Partners from virtually every major law firm in every major city worldwide are members. They join the IBA for its combination of education, information, and networking. Encourage your staff to become part of an international network of 80,000 lawyers… Read more »

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Launches Dispute Resolution Service

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce welcomed representatives from organisations including the legal sector to the launch of the new Business Dispute Resolution Service, in partnership with the London School of Mediation. The service has been introduced in the wake of Government measures encouraging businesses to resolve disputes before they go to court – which include… Read more »

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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 »