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Opportunity: Legal Intern Required

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The International Practice Group at 9 Bedford Row International (9BRi) is seeking a legal intern to be based at their London Chambers. Interns will be assigned to a project and be responsible for assisting barristers and other team members. This includes, but is not limited to, performing legal research and preparing memoranda, assisting with and… 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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Bar Council Launches “Wellbeing at the Bar” Portal

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Earlier this month, the Bar Council launched a “Wellbeing at the Bar” website which aims to tackle the stigma associated with mental health and encourage members of the profession to better understand wellbeing and address the challenges faced by members of the Bar. This month, Gillian Higgins at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row, launches… Read more »

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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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IBA Call for Contributions to the ICC Trust Fund for Family Visits

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On 30 August 2016, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made public an important decision re-affirming the Court’s positive obligation to provide an effective right to family visits for ICC detainees, including by providing funding for such visits. In the same decision, the Presidency expressed concern that the Trust Fund for Family Visits… Read more »

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Meditation for Barristers

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Barristers experience a variety of mental and physical health pressures in practice, particularly in dealing with the severe stresses created by litigation. Gray’s Inn is keen to support initiatives to address the prevailing (but dated) view that those who seek assistance in such situations are not “up to the job”. A Member of Gray’s, Gillian… Read more »

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Twinning Project – Lawyers Against Poverty Week

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                    A pilot twinning project for lawyers has been launched between Oxfam’s Lawyers Against Poverty and the League of Women Lawyers in Tajikistan. The intention of the twinning project is to not only aid the fight against poverty but to create a worldwide network of lawyers,… Read more »

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Lawyers Against Poverty

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                    Oxfam’s Lawyers Against Poverty enables members of the legal community to help fight poverty. When a lawyer joins Lawyers Against Poverty and contributes to the Justice Fund, they are helping to finance targeted projects that increase access to justice and the rule of law for… Read more »

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ECCC Seeking Applications for Internships

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“Defence Teams at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are currently seeking applications for unpaid internships of 3 and 6 months duration, to start on dates between April and July 2016. A good candidate would have a strong academic background in law and a demonstrated enthusiasm for defence work in international criminal… Read more »

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Invitation – Oxfam: Lawyers Against Poverty

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On 8th ​October​, ​a panel discussion will take place, focusing on the legal, policy and operational issues of forced migration and what lawyers can do to make a difference. Additionally there will be accounts from people working on the front line of the current migrant crisis, whether they have been aiding migrants in Sicily with… Read more »

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Call for Participants: ICLB-ADC Mock Trial

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The International Criminal Law Bureau will be sponsoring the next Mock Trial in conjunction with the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY. The Mock Trial will be conducted on 28 June 2014 and training sessions to prepare the participating teams will be held from 23 to 27 June 2014. Click to read the tentative… Read more »

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International Journal of Transitional Justice Invites Submissions for Special Issue

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The International Journal of Transitional Justice invites submissions for its 2013 Special Issue, entitled ‘The role of international criminal justice in transitional justice’. This will be guest edited by Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. The Special Issue will focus on the impacts of international criminal justice… Read more »

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Launch of GCC Law and Media

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By Frederikke Kam Geraldine Coughlan has launched GCC Law and Media, a dedicated bureau of legal and media experts in international justice and European Union law and policy. GCC Law and Media provides specialised publicity and raises awareness for cases that may go largely unnoticed, through connecting lawyers and media. The team handles all aspects… Read more »

Salzburg Summer Law School

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Steven Kay QC and Toby Cadman of the ICLB and 9 Bedford Row International have finalised their programme for the Salzburg Summer Law School organised by Prof. Otto Triffterer  an associate of 9 BRi and the ICLB. A trophy presented by 9 BRi is to be awarded to the winning team in the the moot… Read more »

A new LLM in International Criminal Law

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Case Western Reserve University offers a new LLM in International Criminal Law. Taught by leading experts in the field, the Case Western Reserve University LLM in International Criminal Law provides students who hold a degree in law with an in-depth knowledge of international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law, and national security law, and… Read more »

Grotius Centre / Leiden Conference – Call for Discussant Proposals

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The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and the Institute of Public Law would like to invite academics and practitioners to submit discussant proposals for the conference on The Interaction of International Investment Law with Other Fields of Public International Law. For each of the six panels, three discussants will be selected. The discussant proposal… Read more »

Second Biennial War Crimes Conference: Justice? – Whose Justice?

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The conference will deal with topics surrounding “judicial roles and responses to war crimes … and also responses to such initiatives from victims/victors, interested agencies and commentators, including the UN, NATO and various local regional and international NGOs.” It is an initiative between SOLON, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, the University of London and… Read more »

New Online Course on the “Essentials of International Humanitarian Law”

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The PHAP (International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection) has launched an online course focusing on the core principles and concepts of IHL. The course “is designed for professionals engaged in humanitarian assistance and protection at an operational or policy level.” It offers “a concise and accessible review of all the major principles… Read more »