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Steven Kay QC at IBA Annual Conference – Rome, 2018

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Steven Kay QC spoke at the IBA Annual Conference in Rome today on: The business link to international crime: individual and state liability under the arms sales treaty, the Palermo Convention on the financing of terrorism activities, and international criminal law. The session covered the trafficking of persons to the illicit sale of counterfeits, drugs,… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC speaking at the IBA Annual Conference in Rome on Tuesday 9 October 2018

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Cooperation between national and international judicial authorities: 20 years after the signing of the Rome Statute, is cooperation the pitfall of international criminal justice? In July 1998, amid celebrations and high hopes, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the ‘Court‘) was signed to establish the first permanent international criminal tribunal to try war… Read more »

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Liechtenstein’s Modern Day Grave Robbers – Stealing The Assets of Dead Clients, Steven Kay QC To Speak at OACLONDON 2018

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 Liechtenstein’s Modern Day Grave Robbers Stealing The Assets of Dead Clients Steven Kay QC to Speak at OACLONDON 2018 on Liechtenstein’s Modern Day Grave Robbers. In the early 1990s, Information Technology specialist Klaus Lins claimed to have discovered evidence that a Liechtenstein fiduciary was misappropriating the assets of wealthy clients when they died, instead of… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC to Speak at OffshoreAlert 7th Annual Europe Conference on ‘Financial Intelligence & Investigations’

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Steven Kay QC is to speak about the dangers to investors of Liechtenstein Foundations and Discretionary Trusts at OffshoreAlert 7th Annual Europe Conference on ‘Financial Intelligence & Investigations’, which will take place in London on November 12th and 13th. Steven Kay QC is just one of the speakers at the event which also includes: Don… Read more »

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9 Bedford Row recognised by Justice Kirby IBA Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute for its work on the North Korea Political Prisons Inquiry

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Dear Michael, As you know I am now serving as Co-Chair of the IBA Human Rights Institute. In that capacity I have received and studied the outstanding report of the IBA War Crimes Committee. I wish to express thanks to Hogan Lovells Lawyers in London and to Counsel’s Chambers, 9 Bedford Row, whose members Steven… Read more »

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IBA Political Prisons Report Used in Recent US Congressional Resolution

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A recent US Congressional resolution relies extensively on passages from the IBA’s Political Prisons Inquiry report in which 9 Bedford Row’s Steven Kay QC and Kirsty Sutherland acted as counsel for the Inquiry. Pages 3-6 are devoted to a lengthy, verbatim recitation of Inquiry findings. Please see the following link for further details: https://connolly.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1291  … Read more »

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9BRi and ICLB Members in ADC-ICT Elections

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Jens Dieckmann (Associate Member of 9 Bedford Row International) and Colleen Rohan (Member of 9 Bedford Row International and the International Criminal Law Bureau) both ran in the recent ADC-ICTY elections. Colleen Rohan has been elected as President of the ADC-ICT for 2017/2018 and has become a Member of the Executive Committee. Meanwhile Jens Dieckmann… 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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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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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 »