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ADC ICTY Legacy Conference

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Gregor Guy-Smith, Colleen Rohan and Steven Kay QC to speak at the ADC ICTY Legacy Conference Friday 28 November 2013 in The Hague. Leading figures in the history of the ICTY are to take part in this legacy conference which will review some of the key issues arising from the 20 years that the ICTY has been… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY Legacy Conference on 29 November 2013

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On 29 November 2013, the ADC-ICTY will hold its Legacy Conference at the Bel Air Hotel in The Hague. The all-day event will feature a keynote speech delivered by His Excellency Judge Theodor Meron, ICTY President. Speakers and moderators include The Right Hon. Lord Iain Bonomy, Judge Bakone  Justice Moloto, Judge Howard Morrison, as well as renowended Defence Counsel, including ICLB founding… Read more »

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Studio Debate to Discuss the Verdict of the Dutch Supreme Court

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Steven Kay QC, Professor William Bowring and John Jones QC are appearing on Wednesday 11 September on the Islam TV Channel for a studio debate to discuss Friday’s verdict from the Dutch Supreme Court, which ruled that The Netherlands was responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre in… Read more »

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ICLB Founding Members Awarded Presidential Commendations by the U.S. National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers

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On 27 July 2013 ICLB founding members Gregor Guy-Smith and Colleen Rohan were awarded Presidential Commendations by the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (NACDL) at its annual convention, held this year in San Francisco.  The NACDL awards were given in recognition of Mr. Guy-Smith’s and Ms. Rohan’s work in defending accused in the international… Read more »

ICLB Member Activities: Colleen Rohan

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1)      ICLB member Colleen Rohan participated in a three-day conference, held in Amsterdam by the European Society of International Law, at the historic Felix Meritis Building, which took place on 23-25 May 2013.  The conference, entitled “International Law as a Profession” was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the University of… Read more »

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ICTY Appeals Chamber Acquits Momčilo Perišić

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, composed of Judges Theodor Meron, presiding, Carmel Agius, Liu Daqun, Arlette Ramaroson, and Andrésia Vaz, today reversed by majority, Judge Liu partially dissenting, Momčilo Perišić’s convictions for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. Mr Perišić was represented by Novak… Read more »

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ICCSN Speaker Series

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Steven Kay QC is addressing The International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN) at the University of Cambridge Law Faculty as part of the ICCSN Speaker Series 2012-2013 on Tuesday 30 January 2013. The speech will be upon Regime Change and International Law. Photocredit: 9Bedford Row

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PILPG Speaks at 9 Bedford Row International about Burma Ceasefire Work

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On Monday, Jonathan Worboys of Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) spoke at 9 Bedford Row International on peace and ceasefire negotiations.  He provided a short overview of ceasefire and peace negotiations in international law, going on to discuss his experiences advising Burmese ethnic nationalities on peace and ceasefire negotiations with the government. PILPG… Read more »

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Book Review: “International Human Rights Law in Africa” by Frans Viljoen published by Oxford University Press

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By Joy Ndubai In the wake of the latest decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) on Zimbabwe, the growth of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court), the shutting down of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal, and the increasingly important function human rights has… Read more »

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Second Acquittal in Haradinaj, Balaj, and Brahimaj Case

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Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today acquitted Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj of all charges brought against them during a partial re-trial which began in August 2011.  The case is historic in that it is the first international criminal case in which a retrial has… Read more »

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Revolution in the Air – 9BRi Annual Conference

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Post by Caroline Macpherson     On 2 November 2012, 9 Bedford Row International, Middlesex University and BCL Burton Copeland held a conference – Revolution in the Air – at Chatham House, London, to discuss important issues regarding international criminal and humanitarian law, policy and the role of third party states, the EU and the UN,… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC Visit to Bahrain: 20 October 2012

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At the invitation of the Bahrain Minister of Justice Sheik Khalid and through the offices of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Steven Kay QC is visiting Bahrain between 20-24 October 2012. The purpose of the visit is to devise a training programme for Defence lawyers to aid their continuing education and professional… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC Addresses the European Academy of Law

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Steven Kay QC will speak today at the European Academy of Law (ERA) in Trier, on the topic of ‘Liturgy or Rites? Defence rights in the international context: some lessons learned before the International Tribunals’. He will detail defence issues including restrictions placed on the defence when challenging the prosecution case. Such restrictions have included those faced… Read more »

Materials from the Salzburg Summer Law School

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Between Sunday 5 and Thursday 16 August 2012, the Salzburg Law School hosted its 14th Summer Session: “Enforcing International Criminal Law through the Complementarity Regime of the Rome Statute! Demand and Reality”. Below, ICLB member Steven Kay QC makes available the PowerPoint slides from three of his presentations: Bangladesh ICT – A Progressive or Regressive… Read more »

Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins at the Salzburg Summer Law School

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From Sunday 5 to Thursday 16 August 2012, the Salzburg Law School will host its 14th Summer Session, “Enforcing International Criminal Law through the Complementarity Regime of the Rome Statute! Demand and Reality.” The speakers and topics to be covered include: Steven Kay QC: ICC Confirmation of Charges Hearing – Rubber Stamp or Filter Process?;… Read more »

ARC Scholarship Winner Called to Bar

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9 Bedford Row International, the ICLB and the ARC Project are delighted to announce that on Monday 23 July, Steven Kay QC, a Master of the Inner Temple, called Jacob Taylor to the Bar at a ceremony held at Temple Church. Jacob will soon be traveling to Tanzania to undertake a six-month internship with the ARC… Read more »