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Salzburg 2012 Summer Law School

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The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Fourteenth Summer Session, Sunday 5 to Friday 17 August 2012, under the draft title: “Enforcing International Criminal Law Through the Complementarity Regime of the Rome Statute! Demand and Reality” This year’s topical focus sets the ground for a critical… Read more »

Steven Kay QC Addresses European Parliament

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On Tuesday 28 February, Steven Kay QC addressed the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament during its hearing on the situation of human rights in Russia, focusing on discrimination, freedom of association and the rule of law. Steven is currently acting for the families of victims of the Beslan hostage crisis which took… Read more »

Colleen Rohan Premiere Speaker in IDA Training Series

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ICLB member Colleen Rohan was invited to speak at the very first training seminar of the International Defence Associates (IDA). The event, held 31 January 2012 at the UN-ICTY, was entitled Ethical Considerations Arising from Practice before the International Courts.  Rohan gave a presentation on the ethical guidelines that govern counsel at the international tribunals and… Read more »

SOAS International Justice Debate

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On Friday 3 February, students and academics, practitioners and journalists travelled from around the UK to hear Professor Martti Koskenniemi, an international lawyer from the University of Helsinki, and Steven Kay QC, of the ICLB and 9 Bedford Row,  debate the issue of show trials in international justice proceedings. Photos Courtesy of Glenn Ratliffe.

Gill Higgins Launches Project “ARC” – ARC: Advice, Representation and Cases at The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), based in Arusha, Tanzania was established by the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights is the primaryhuman rights instrument governing the member… Read more »

Launch of International Criminal Defence Manual

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Last month saw the publication of a new manual on international criminal defence. The manual was developed by the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), together with the Association of Defence Counsel (ADC) practicing before the ICTY. Colleen Rohan of the ICLB coordinated the Manual’s production, and it includes chapters written by Colleen… Read more »

ICLB Receives Lexis Nexis Blog of the Year Nomination

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The International Criminal Law Bureau has received a nomination for the Lexis Nexis Top International & Foreign Law Blog of the Year. To vote for the ICLB blog, you’ll need to be a registered community member and be logged in. If you haven’t registered previously, follow the link below to create a new registration or… Read more »

9 Bedford Row International Annual Conference

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The 9 Bedford Row International Annual Conference has been rescheduled for 19 November 2011. It reviews some of the cases and situations the 9BRi international criminal law team have dealt with in the last year at the ICC, ICTY, STL, Bangladesh Courts.  Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins of the ICLB will be speaking along… Read more »

Kenyatta Defence at ICC Confirmation of Charges Hearing

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ICLB members Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins have been vigorously defending Uhuru Kenyatta at the Confirmation of Charges hearing for the Kenya 2 Case at the ICC.  Today, Mr. Kenyatta took the stand in his own defence. Below are links to news features and articles describing the past few days of hearings.  More clips… Read more »

Confirmation of Charges Hearing in Kenya 2

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The Confirmation Hearing in Kenya 2 is to start on 21 September 20011, the ICLB members Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins will be representing the Deputy Prime Minister Mr Uhuru Kenyatta. Watch the blog and facebook link for the developments in these interesting proceedings, where one of the Judges has already stated the case… Read more »

9 Bedford Row International Annual Conference

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The 9 Bedford Row International Annual Conference is on Saturday 1st October 2011 in London. It reviews some of the cases and situations the 9BRi international criminal law team have dealt with in the last year at the ICC, ICTY, STL, Bangladesh Courts.  Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins of the ICLB will be speaking… Read more »

ICTY: Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač convicted of Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes, Ivan Čermak Aquitted

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Trial Chamber I of the ICTY today convicted Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač, of persecution, deportation, plunder, wanton destruction, two counts of murder, inhumane acts and cruel treatment. These crimes were committed as part of a joint criminal enterprise whose objective was permanent removal of the Serb population from the Krajina region of… Read more »

Initial Appearances in the Kenya PEV Cases at the ICC

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On 7 and 8 April 2011, the initial appearances of William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey, Joshua Arap Sang, Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali took place before a Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC. The summonses to appear were based on their alleged roles in the Kenyan post-election violence (PEV) of 2007-2008 …. Read more »

Gillian Higgins, ICLB member, joins 9 Bedford Row International

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Gillian Higgins, ICLB member, has joined Steven Kay QC to practice in international criminal law from 9 Bedford Row International, London. Gill has worked since the start of her career in 1999 in international criminal law with Steven. They have been in the following cases together: the ICTR case of Musema, and at the ICTY… Read more »