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Meditation for Barristers and Solicitors Chambers of 9 Bedford Row October/November 2016

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Barristers and solicitors spend significant amounts of time in ‘fight or flight’ mode when dealing with the stress of advocacy and litigation. Meditation, when practiced regularly, can lead to a reduction in everyday stress levels and boost feelings of wellbeing. Gillian Higgins, a senior international criminal practitioner at 9 Bedford Row, will be conducting a… Read more »

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Meditation for Barristers

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Barristers experience a variety of mental and physical health pressures in practice, particularly in dealing with the severe stresses created by litigation. Gray’s Inn is keen to support initiatives to address the prevailing (but dated) view that those who seek assistance in such situations are not “up to the job”. A Member of Gray’s, Gillian… Read more »

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LawCare – Support for Lawyers

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LawCare is a registered charity providing information and support to legal professionals working or training throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey. Since it was founded in 1997, LawCare has helped thousands of lawyers and support staff with work related issues including stress, disputes with colleagues and alcohol misuse. The group… Read more »

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Wellbeing at the Bar

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              Post written by Gillian Higgins In April last year, the Bar Council published a report on wellbeing at the Bar. The aim of the research conducted by the Bar Council in liaison with Positive, a specialist consultancy focusing on psychological resilience, was to identify interventions to support practising… Read more »

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ICLB Co-Founder Launches 2016 Innocence Project Scholarships for the Bar of Ireland

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Defence attorney Colleen Rohan (pictured), a founding member of the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB), arrived in Dublin last week to launch The Bar Association of Ireland’s 2016 Innocence Project Scholarships and gave a speech entitled “The Burden of Proving Innocence” in support of the venture. Founded in 1992, the original Innocence Project located in… Read more »

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ICC Prosecution resources at the ICC

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The Prosecution at the ICC has recently submitted a Report which provides information about its structure and resources and allocations at each stage of a case (see especially p. 52 et seq). You can access the report by clicking the link below: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/ASP14/ICC-ASP-14-21-ENG-OTP-BasicSize-07Aug15-1103.pdf Image source: img.rt.com Text source: Xavier-Jean Keita

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ICLB Submissions to the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka – The LTTE and the Legal Response to Terrorism and Crimes Committed by the LTTE

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In September and October 2014, the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB) submitted a series of papers to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in relation to its investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL). The first in the series concerned the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and addressed the nature of the… Read more »

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Victim Participation in Proceedings of the International Criminal Court – Observations from a Counsel’s Perspective

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Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), an inter-disciplinary network founded in 2007 and comprised of academics and students focusing on issues arising in relation to the transition in societies recovering from conflict, will host a seminar addressing victims participation at the ICC. OTJR has invited Jens Dieckmann to provide an in-depth insight into the following topics:… Read more »

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ICL from The Hague to Berlin

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Recently two ICL conferences took place in The Hague and Berlin, respectively. The International Bar Association held its Annual Conference on International Criminal Law in The Hague from 31 January to 1 February 2015. A week before, on 24 January 2015, the Association of International Criminal Defence Lawyers Germany e.V.  held its 9th Annual Conference… Read more »

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Statement of the Defence for Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in Respect of the Withdrawal of Charges

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The Defence welcomes the withdrawal of the charges against President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. The charges in this case were confirmed on the basis of false evidence. The Prosecution was warned about the falsity of its evidence from the start, but these Defence warnings went unheeded. Insufficient investigations and over-reliance on untested NGO reports crippled this… Read more »

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ICLB Member Update – Colleen Rohan re-elected ADC-ICTY President

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It is our pleasure to announce that Colleen Rohan has been re-elected as the President of the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY. Jens Dieckmann; Slobodan Zecevic, Chris Gosnell, and Dragan Ivetic were elected as Vice-Presidents. Colleen is an ICLB founder member and a member of 9 Bedford Row Chambers.

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9BRi Team to Appear at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Between 10-12 June 2014, members of 9 Bedford Row International will appear in a mock trial concerning UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security) at The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The prosecution will be conducted by 9BRi members Jonathan Carroll, David Hammond and Marija Bračković. Steven Kay QC, Toby… Read more »

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9BRi and Kingsley Napley Seminar on International Law

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9 Bedford Row thanks Kingsley Napley LLP for hosting yesterday’s seminar on international law. The event saw members of Chambers’ International Practice Group deliver presentations on international criminal, humanitarian and human rights law. Steven Kay QC began the event with a whistle-stop tour of international criminal law, moving from the Nuremburg and Tokyo WWII trials to the… Read more »