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Closing argument in Mladić

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From 5 to 16 December the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia will hear closing argument for the last time. General Mladić faces an eleven count indictment, alleging genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. These substantive offences are alleged to have been committed through all possible modes… Read more »

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Press Release: British Parliament Moves to Impose Magnitsky Asset Freezes on the U.K. Property of Human Rights Violators

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                    PRESS RELEASE http://lawandorderinrussia.org/2016/british-parliament-moves-to-impose-magnitsky-asset-freezes-on-the-u-k-property-of-human-rights-violators/ British Parliament Moves to Impose Magnitsky Asset Freezes on the U.K. Property of Human Rights Violators 05 December 2016 – Members of Parliament from all of Britain’s main political parties have joined forces to introduce Magnitsky asset freezing legislation in the UK… Read more »

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ICDL Germany e.V. – 11th Annual Meeting 2017

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The Annual Meeting of the International Criminal Defence Lawyers Germany – ICDL eV – will take place in Berlin at the Hotel InterContinental on 28 January 2017. The meeting will last the whole day from: 09:00 – 20:30. The event will include speeches from many respected legal professionals, including one of the Co Vice Presidents… Read more »

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Somaliland Justice System Takes Another Leap Forward

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On 28 November 2016, in a ceremony at the Hargeisa Appeal Court, a new bespoke digital case management system was handed over to the Somaliland Registry. The database is designed to record all relevant data about each case and defendant to which passes through the courts and is bespoke to the specific needs of the… Read more »

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The ICC and Climate Change

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On the sixth day of the annual Assembly of States Parties in The Hague, discussions were held on a range of issues including climate justice, the future of the International Criminal Court, evidence in ICC trials, national prosecutions of ICC crimes, protection of human rights defenders, and lessons learnt from the ICC investigation in Kenya…. Read more »

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Conference on the Colombian Peace Process, 8th December, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

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The Ibero-American Institute of The Hague for Peace, Human Rights and International Justice (IIH) and The Hague University of Applied Sciences would like to invite you to the following event: Conference Title: “The Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC” Speaker: Prof. dr. Héctor Olasolo Chairman, Ibero-American Institute of the Hague for Peace,… Read more »

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Russia Withdraws Signature from the Rome Statute of the ICC

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The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has approved an order that will enable the country to withdraw from the Rome Statute, a treaty that governs the International Criminal Court. Although neither a party nor a donor country, Russia was a signatory to the Rome Statute. Russia’s decision follows a ruling by the ICC that Russia’s… Read more »

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Lennart Poulsen of 9 Bedford Row International speaks at IBA & ELSA Law Students’ Conference 2016 on International Courts and Tribunals

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On 12–13 November 2016, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University in London hosted a conference presented by the IBA Law Students’ Committee and the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA). The event brought together students at different stages of their legal training to participate in sessions and vocational panels both of which… Read more »

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Press Release: IBA panel discusses evidence in international criminal trials at ASP15

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The International Bar Association has issued the following Press Release: The developments and challenges in giving evidence at international criminal trials are topics to be debated in The Hague on 22 November 2016 at an event arranged by the International Bar Association’s International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law Programme (IBA ICC & ICL Programme)… Read more »

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Colleen Rohan and Jens Dieckmann from 9 Bedford Row International to Moderate Panels at the ADC-ICTY Annual Conference 2016

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​The ADC-ICTY Annual Conference and training will take place on 3 and 4 December 2016 at the Marriott hotel in The Hague. The title of the conference is: ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law? Current Challenges of Implementing International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law’ ​The topics of the panels are: ​Positive Complementarity – National Jurisdictions… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY Calls for Immediate Release of MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay

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The ADC-ICTY has issued a press release calling for the immediate release of MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, who is currently being detained by Turkish authorities. The ADC-ICTY condemns the arbitrary detention of Judge Akay which is in contravention of Turkey’s international human rights obligations, and calls for his immediate safe release. The press release… Read more »

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Call for papers: Quality Control in Preliminary Examination

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        Quality Control in Preliminary Examination: Reviewing Impact, Policies and Practices. Conference in the Peace Palace, The Hague, 13-14 June 2017 Call for papers Dear colleagues, We are pleased to present a new research project on challenges in pre-investigations or ‘preliminary examinations’. Such examinations are required to determine whether there is reasonable… Read more »

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IBA Event: The World in Crisis, The Hague, 04 Feb 2017

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Dear colleagues, It is our pleasure to bring you preliminary details for the IBA War Crimes conference entitled The World in Crisis taking place at the Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands on 04 February 2017. Following the success of the previous conferences with 300 participants registered, this event will bring together leading war crimes… Read more »

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Gillian Higgins Qualifies as an Accredited Mediator

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Earlier this month, Gillian Higgins of 9 Bedford Row qualified as a civil and commercial mediator to international standard with the London School of Mediation. Given her extensive experience in the field of international criminal law, Gillian has a particular interest in how mediation and facilitation in post-conflict situations can seek to restore peace in… Read more »

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Sarah Bafadhel and Joe Holmes to deliver ADC-ICTY training

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On 12 November, the Association of Defence Counsel Practising Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY) will host a training event in “Drafting Before the International Tribunals”. Sarah Bafadhel and Joe Holmes of 9 Bedford Row will deliver the training together with Catriona Murdoch (1 Crown Office Row) and Natalie von Wistinghausen… Read more »

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Closing Briefs Submitted in Mladic

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Prosecution and Defence Final Trial Briefs were filed, simultaneously, on 25 October 2016 before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. These written submissions were subject to a word limit of 300,000 words, six times larger than standard, which reflects both the size of the trial record and its significance for the Balkan region… Read more »