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 »
Posts Categorized: ICLB Member Activities
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 »
As the use of armed guards on commercial ships intensifies, it has become increasingly necessary to delineate when and what force can be used in the event of an attack by pirates. Issues of jurisdiction and the appropriate limits of force were recently highlighted by the fatal shooting of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Attached article on Uhuru Kenyatta’s defence during the Confirmation of Charges hearing at the ICC. Star Newspaper 1st Oct page 3
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 »