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The People Against the President: Corruption and Conflicts of Interest

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The report by Steven Kay QC, The People Against the President: Corruption and Conflicts of Interest, documents allegations of corruption against President Djukanovic of Montenegro has been released today. Montenegro has applied to join the EU and Djukanovic has been in power for 30 years.   Image source: www.total-montenegro-news.com    

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Photos from 2019 IBA War Crimes Committee

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Steven Kay QC moderated the panel on Gender Justice that included Diana Wilson of 9BR at the 2019 IBA War Crimes Committee at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 13 April. The 9 Bedford Row delegates enjoyed a stimulating conference on The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice. Discussions are taking place for… Read more »

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Bank Whistleblower Case Reported in Sunday Times

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Earlier this month, The Sunday Times reported on a whistleblower case in which two British private investigators were being sued by the owners of FBME Bank in Cyprus. Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins of the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row were assisting the investigators, Nigel Brown and Alec Leighton, who were litigants in person…. Read more »

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Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea V1

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David Hammond former member of 9 Bedford Row and founder of the charity Human Rights At Sea has successfully achieved the publication of the first Geneva Declaration for Human rights at sea. 9 Bedford Row congratulates David on this great moment in his campaign to protect the lives and safety of seafarers. For further reading… Read more »

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The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice

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Click below to download the flyer for ‘The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice’, a conference presented by the IBA War Crimes Committee. The event will take place on 13th April 2019 in The Hague. Read the flyer for more details. The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice flyer   Image source: www.martindale.com… Read more »

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The Long Haul

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“The Long Haul”, a new documentary on the global backlash against human rights is currently in production, and seeking crowdfunding. Produced as a tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley (1941-2017), the film hopes to encourage discussion about the future of human rights as well as the movement’s history, impact, and legal framework. The creators intend for… Read more »

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The International Criminal Court and the Community of Nations

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On Friday 8th March 2019 (International Women’s Day) a conference is to take place at the University of Georgia School of Law. The International Criminal Court and the Community of Nations intends to bring together experts for a day of informative panels on the International Criminal Court’s relation to various constituent communities. Also featured will… Read more »

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Judge Patricia Wald (1928-2019)

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From The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/patricia-wald-pathbreaking-federal-judge-who-became-chief-of-dc-circuit-dies-at-90/2019/01/12/6ab03904-1688-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7a05491609fd Image courtesy of Michael Williamson/the Washington Post Shortly before she graduated from Yale Law School in 1951, Patricia Wald secured a job interview with a white-shoe firm in Manhattan. The hiring partner was impressed with her credentials — she was one of two women on the law review — but… Read more »

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Book Review: G. M. Lentner’s “The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court: The Referral Mechanism in Theory and Practice” (Elgar 2018)

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Written by Joshua Kern  Gabriel M. Lentner’s “The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court: The Referral Mechanism in Theory and Practice” is a timely and important contribution. As the title suggests, the monograph (published by Elgar in November 2018) focuses on the relationship between the UN Security Council and the ICC. It also… Read more »

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Universal Jurisdiction – Hoisting a Red Flag Against Impunity

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Written by Lennart Poulsen This blog considers the concept and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction, its current limitations and its future potential. The publicity surrounding November’s G20 meeting in Buenos Aires was noticeable for reasons other than the economic and geo-political mainstays that tend to feature on the agenda for discussion among world… Read more »

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Sixth Hearing of Demirtas Trial Takes Place in Ankara

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Written by Margaret Owen (pictured), International Trial Observer and Barrister On Wednesday 12th December 2018, Solicitor-Advocate Ali Has, Thomas Phillips of Liverpool University, and myself arrive in Ankara to attend the sixth hearing of the case against Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chair of Turkey’s HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party). Demirtas was arrested on 4th November 2016 together… Read more »