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Coalition for the ICC Provides Further News on Bemba Acquittal

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                    Coalition for the International Criminal Court has posted an update on the decision made last week by the Appeals Chamber of the Court to acquit Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo from the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. http://www.coalitionfortheicc.org/news/20180613/jeanpierre-bemba-gombo-acquitted-icc-appeals-chamber?utm_source=CICC+Newsletters&utm_campaign=c4b673ea82-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_05_COPY_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_68df9c5182-c4b673ea82-356524057 For further reading, access the link… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC Attended ABA Conference Panel on “Improving the Practice of Law Before the ICC and International Criminal Tribunals”

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Steven Kay QC spoke at the ABA (American Bar Association) conference in Paris on 8 June in the session “Improving the Practice of Law Before the ICC and International Criminal Tribunals”. Other panellists were Ambassador Stephen Rapp and Kip Hale. The panel was chaired by Lucian Dervan and focussed upon the work of the ABA… Read more »

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Article from December 2017 Marks 25 Years of the ICTY

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At the end of last year an article was published by Dutch Reformed Daily, marking 25 years since the launch of the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia). The piece attempts to answer whether the high expectations for the court when it was initially launched in 1993 have been met over two decades… Read more »

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IBA News Release – North Korea: Inquiry finds Kim Jong-un should be investigated and prosecuted for crimes against humanity

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Warning: graphic information in this report may upset some readers A new report, authored by three internationally renowned judges – Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay, Thomas Buergenthal and Mark B Harmon – under the auspices of the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee, calls on the international community to vest in the International Criminal Court (ICC) or… Read more »

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Slobodan Praljak Commits Suicide During Hearing

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has confirmed that former Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak has died after drinking a poison at a hearing upholding his conviction for crimes against humanity and war crimes. In the UN tribunal’s final case, the Appeals Chamber affirmed almost all of the Trial Chamber’s convictions of… Read more »

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Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life Imprisonment For Genocide in the Bosnian Conflict

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Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, 74, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian conflict. Mladic was commander of the Bosnian Serb Army Main Staff from around 1992-1996. He bears individual criminal responsibility for crimes against Bosnian Croat and Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) armies in… Read more »

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Jens Dieckmann and Joe Holmes to Attend 2018 ICDL Meeting in Berlin

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The 12th Annual Meeting of the International Criminal Defence Lawyers Germany – ICDL eV – will take place in Berlin at the Hotel InterContinental on 27th January 2018. The meeting will last the whole day from: 09:00 – 20:30. The event will include speeches and contributions from many respected legal professionals, including 9 Bedford Row… Read more »

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9 Bedford Row Ranked in the Legal 500

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The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row was recently ranked in the Legal 500, described as a “formidable set containing exceptionally talented barristers with great experience in criminal law and military matters. There is also a sense of teamwork in that there is always someone of relevant experience to seamlessly step into the breach, if needed.”… Read more »

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Jens Dieckmann to Participate in Oxford University Panel Debate on Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice

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                  Associate member of 9 Bedford Row International, Jens Dieckmann, will appear as a panellist in an Oxford University event entitled ‘Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice: Real Power or Empty Rhetoric?’ The seminar will provide a platform of discussion for this important topic and will deal… Read more »

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Professor Schabas to Teach Course on International Criminal Law at Geneva Academy

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Professor William A. Schabas is to teach an upcoming short course on international criminal law at the Geneva Academy in Switzerland. Titled International Criminal Law: General Principles and International Crimes, the course will focus on the history of international criminal law and how it relates to both the international legal order and national justice institutions…. Read more »

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Draft Submitted Detailing Reparations for Victims in Katanga Case

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By Mohammed Subhan Hussain On 25th July 2017, The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) submitted a draft plan to ICC Trial Chamber II detailing the scope of reparations to be ordered against Germain Katanga (pictured). On 7th March 2014, Mr Katanga was convicted of crimes against humanity, and four counts… Read more »

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Release of the 2017 IBA ICC & ICL Programme Discussion Paper: ‘Offences against the administration of justice and fair trial considerations before the International Criminal Court’

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‘Offences against the administration of justice and fair trial considerations before the International Criminal Court’ is the latest Discussion Paper from the IBA’s ICC & ICL Programme. This Discussion Paper seeks to provide the basis for a policy-level discussion on how the International Criminal Court (ICC) implements its jurisdiction over ‘offences against the administration of… Read more »

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Challenges Facing the ICC

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By Mohammed Subhan Hussain The case relating to the capture of al-Bashir as well as the potential withdrawal of South Africa from the International Criminal Court represent serious challenges to the ICC. The South African government declared its withdrawal from the ICC on 19th October 2016. Nevertheless when tested in court, the judgment of the… Read more »