Posts Categorized: International News


Notice Report on Egypt Courts & Some Recent Challenges


We are pleased to issue the report “Egypt Courts & Some Recent Challenges”. Electronic versions of this report with others by 9 Bedford Row may be found at This report was commissioned by the State Litigation Authority of Egypt and addresses a number of headline issues concerning human rights in Egypt. The chapters look… Read more »


IBA Event: The World in Crisis Conference – Booking Now Open


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 »


Kenya Contemplates Departure from ICC


In a speech earlier this week, President Uhuru Kenyatta, said that Kenya will have to think carefully about its membership of the International Criminal Court. The President stated in his address that “We have sought the changes that will align the ICC to respect national sovereignty. Those changes have not been forthcoming. We will therefore… Read more »


International Nuremberg Principles Academy Newsletter – December 2016


                    For more information on the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, please visit:   Latest News: 70th Anniversary of the Verdicts of the International Military Tribunal On 1 October 2016 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the verdicts of the International Military Tribunal (IMT),… Read more »


Closing argument in Mladić


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 »


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


                    PRESS RELEASE 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 »


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


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 »


Somaliland Justice System Takes Another Leap Forward


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 »


The ICC and Climate Change


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 »


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


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 »


Russia Withdraws Signature from the Rome Statute of the ICC


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 »