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Kenyatta Defence Publishes Report: ‘The Prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court’

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Download the full Kenyatta Defence report, ‘The Prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court’: http://www.internationallawbureau.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/report.pdf On 19 January 2015, the ICC Prosecution published a public redacted version of its Pre-Trial Brief (‘PTB’) in its now-defunct case against Uhuru Kenyatta. As predicted by the Kenyatta Defence, and as a result of the Prosecution’s purposeful misrepresentation… Read more »

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The Times Newspaper Acknowledges the Publication of an Inaccurate Article concerning President Kenyatta

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The Times newspaper acknowledged to Steven Kay QC today that they had published an inaccurate and defamatory article concerning President Uhuru Kenyatta. The letter sent by Steven Kay QC as lead counsel for President Kenyatta at the ICC is reproduced here. The original article demonstrates how inaccurate journalists may be and that failure to check… Read more »

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Last Chance to Register – The IBA War Crimes Conference: International Legal Challenges 2015

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Post by Steven Kay QC The IBA War Crimes Committee has confirmed a number of high-profile and exciting speakers for its 2015 annual conference: International Legal Challenges 2015. The conference will take place at The Peace Palace, The Hague between 31 January – 1 February 2015. The IBA War Crimes Committee has organised the conference to take on the hot… Read more »

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ICC: 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

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The 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened today at the United Nations in New York. The Assembly will run until 17 December. Kenya took the floor in relation to its request for a special discussion around its concerns related to the ICC investigation… Read more »

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Bangladesh: The Molla Death Penalty Case

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A guest blog by David Bergman On 17 September, the appellate division of supreme court ruled that the Jamaat-e-Islami leader Quader Molla should be put to death in relation to the massacre of a family on 26 March 1971, the first day of the Bangladesh War of Independence. His conviction – and subsequent death penalty… Read more »

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9 Bedford Row International: Counter Piracy Conference to be held on 8 February 2013

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“Rules for the Use of Force – Counter Piracy: International Legal Conference” will thoroughly explore the legal aspects of establishing a concise and clear benchmark set of rules that can be used by Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel in the maritime domain to defend themselves and their clients. Link http://rufcounterpiracyconference.eventbrite.co.uk/ Hosted by the Security Association for… Read more »

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Hamburg Conference Combating Piracy 22-25 April 2013

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The Briefing paper on the origins of the 100 Series RUF and the Legal Review of the 100 Series RUF by Steven Kay QC and Peter Glenser of 9 BRi has been posted as part of the resources for the 14th Annual Conference in Hamburg. See link: www.piracy-europe.com Read further: Briefing Paper on the origins… Read more »

UK Government Supports ISO for PSCs

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The UK government pledges its support for the international standard recently published by the International Organisation for Standards and as pilot projects for certification are about to start to regulate private security companies.  See: http://www.lloydslist.com/ll/sector/regulation/article414584.ece The 100 Series Rules currently in the final drafting stages by David Hammond and Steven Kay QC are aimed to… Read more »

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Condemns Detention of Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal Suspects

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had declared that the detention of suspects of the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal is arbitrary, and constitutes a breach of Article 9 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. See the opinion attached below. UN Working… Read more »

PTC Issues Extension of Time for Gaddafi Observations

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On 10 January 2012, Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) I granted Libya an extension on the Court’s request for observations regarding the arrest and detention of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. Libya now has until 23 January to file its observations. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Libya as of… Read more »

Garzon a “cancer” on Spanish justice

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The right-wing pressure group Manos Limpias (‘Clean Hands’), which brought a complaint against controversial Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón for ordering an investigation into crimes committed during the Franco dictatorship, argues the judge exceeded his power and that his trial next week (24 January) in Madrid is justified. Read more …> http://www.rnw.nl/international-justice/article/interview-garz%C3%B3n-a-%E2%80%9Ccancer%E2%80%9D-spanish-justice

Manual on International and Criminal Defence – Book Launch

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Post by Ben Joyes On 6 February 2012, the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the Association of Defence Counsel before the ICTY (ADC-ICTY) will launch its “Manual on International and Criminal Defence” in The Hague. A number of ICLB members were involved in the production of the manual, including, Colleen Rohan,… Read more »

International Crisis Group – Policy Briefing or Legal interference? Urging Prosecution at ICC Regardless of Legal Merits and Blaming the Defence

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International Crisis Group – Policy Briefing or Legal interference? Urging Prosecution at ICC Regardless of Legal Merits and Blaming the Defence. By Steven Kay QC (lead counsel for Uhuru Kenyatta) The International Crisis Group working out of Nairobi and Brussels has produced a report on the Kenya proceedings just before the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II… Read more »