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Dinner Held in Honour of Anthony Berry QC

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Tonight 9 Bedford Row are holding a dinner at The Crypt in Ely Place, London, for Anthony Berry QC to mark the end of his term as Head of Chambers from 2000-2016. Chambers are expressing thanks to Anthony for his stewardship over the last 16 years and he hands over a thriving set recognised as… Read more »

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ICC Sentences Al-Mahdi for Cultural Destruction in Landmark Case

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The International Criminal Court has sentenced junior civil servant turned Islamic militant leader, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, to nine years imprisonment in relation to cultural destruction of the fabled shrines of Timbuktu. This is being viewed as a landmark case as it is the first ICC case to focus solely on cultural destruction as a war… Read more »

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Peace Deal to be Signed between the Colombian Government and Farc

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The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos has announced that a peace agreement will be signed later today between the government and the rebel group, Farc. According to the BBC, along with Colombia’s security forces, the Farc have accepted the establishment of special tribunals in addition to a truth and reconciliation process. President Santos stated… Read more »

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International Nuremberg Principles Academy Newsletter – September 2016

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                    For more information on the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, please visit: http://www.nurembergacademy.org Latest News: Academy bids farewell to Ambassador Bernd Borchardt and welcomes new director Mr. Klaus Rackwitz After two years, the Nuremberg Academy says farewell to its Founding Director Ambassador Bernd Borchardt. Ambassador Borchardt… Read more »

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Press Release: ‘Application of human rights throughout the maritime environment at all times without exception’

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IMHR 2016 Conference Review A week after the inaugural International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference took place on Wednesday 14 September 2016, at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, the positive repercussions of the event continue to reverberate. Titled “Respect, Responsibility and Remedy in the Maritime Environment” the event delivered something new to the… Read more »

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ICC Extends Remit to Include Cases of Environmental Destruction

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On Thursday 15th September, Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), published a detailed policy document providing guidance on how her office will prioritise the selection of cases. The document reveals that the OTP is likely to expand its remit to include cases that involve environmental destruction. This means that governments and… Read more »

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IBA: Call for Submissions – Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

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Michael Maya, Director of the North American office for the International Bar Association (IBA), recently announced that the War Crimes Committee is launching an inquiry into crimes against humanity that are allegedly taking place within North Korean political prisons. The committee is calling for the submission of information by anyone who knows any details that… Read more »

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ICCBA President David Hooper Responds to Criticisms

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David Hooper QC of 25 Bedford Row, and President of the recently formed International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) has defended the new group against criticism it has received from several bar associations. The ICCBA was founded in order to represent counsel and support staff working at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague…. Read more »

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#JusticeMatters campaign and Facebook Page Launched by ICC to Honor the Day of International Criminal Justice (17th July 2016)

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This year, the Day of International Criminal Justice (17th July 2016) is set to commemorate the 18th anniversary since the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17th July 1998. The Rome Statute is the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which seeks to deter people from committing genocide, crimes against humanity and war… Read more »

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International Nuremberg Principles Academy Newsletter – June 2016

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                    Latest News: Nuremberg Academy and Grotius Centre Sign Partnership Agreement In the presence of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Bernd Borchardt, Founding Director of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and Professor Carsten Stahn, Program Director of the Grotius… Read more »

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Tika’s Story – Lawyers Against Poverty Week

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                    A short documentary on the Oxfam Lawyers Against Poverty webpage follows the story of Tika Darlami, a woman living in Nepal who used to have serious trouble communicating with other people and becoming involved in her community due to low self-esteem. However, as the three… Read more »

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Sentinels of Forests – Lawyers Against Poverty Week

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                    A short film available on the Oxfam Lawyers Against Poverty webpage and the official Oxfam YouTube Channel depicts the work carried out by Oxfam India to help the adivasi, who live in the forest areas of Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra…. Read more »