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CBA Conference on International Criminal Law

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On Saturday 8 March 2014, the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales will host its Spring Conference on International Criminal Law at the Inner Temple, London. The key note address, “Britain’s Evolving Role in International Criminal Law”, will be presented by Lord Justice Adrian Fulford, who formerly presided over the Lubanga case at the… Read more »

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Libyan National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights meet Eurpoean Institutions for the first time

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A guest blog by David Hammond The Libyan National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR) attended meetings with European Institutions in Brussels for the first time since its working establishment in 2013 throughout the week of 10-13 February 2014. The initiative and opportunity was sponsored by the EU Delegation based in Tripoli. The NCCLHR… Read more »

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Grotius Centre – ICC Moot Court Opportunities

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Please see below a press release from the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, ICC Moot Court Organizing Committee: “The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies – Leiden University is delighted to inform you that it will be the host of the ICC Moot Court Competition 2014 and invites you to become a part of… Read more »

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Council of Europe Report Denounces Russian Persecution of Hermitage Partner as Not Being a “Bona Fide Pursuit of Criminal Justice”

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Press Release 24 January 2014 – In his new report on the Magnitsky case, the Council of Europe’s Rapporteur has criticized the case opened by the Russian Interior Ministry against Hermitage Capital’s partner, Ivan Cherkasov, saying that it was not a “bona fide pursuit of criminal justice.” Hermitage Capital and its law firm in Moscow,… Read more »

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Hariri Trial Opens With Empty Dock

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A guest post by Geraldine Coughlan The in absentia trial of the four accused in the 2005 attack on the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, opened before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Thursday. The four – Mustafa Badreddine, Salim Ayyash, Hussein Oneissi and Assad Sabra, are alleged Hezbollah associates and remain at… Read more »

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IBA War Crimes Committee: 2014 Tokyo Conference

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Tokyo IBA Conference, 19-24 October 2014 IBA War Crimes Committee Co-Chair Steven Kay QC   The Tokyo Sessions: 1.   The verdict on the ICC and UN ad hoc tribunals as competing justice systems. Which is the winner? The ICC and UN ad hoc Tribunals both dispense international justice. However, their structures and procedures vary significantly… Read more »

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Withdrawal of INTERPOL Red Notice

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Steven Kay QC and Eeva Heikkila of 9 Bedford Row have successfully represented a client at INTERPOL, resulting in the withdrawal of a Red Notice against him, which had been requested by the Russian Federation. Mr Kay QC and Ms Heikkila submitted that the Red Notice stemmed from fabricated charges against the client and was politically motivated. As… Read more »

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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Adjournment of Case Against President Kenyatta

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On 19 December 2013, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, issued the following statement: “Today, I filed an application with the Judges requesting an adjournment of the provisional trial date in the case of the Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (ICC-01/09-02/11). My decision is based solely on the specific facts of this case devoid of… Read more »

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Syria’s Bashar al-Assad Implicated in War Crimes by the UN

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Post by Daniel Gad el Rab UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has for the first time implicated Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Syrian war crimes. Ms Pillay made the comments at a press conference in Geneva referring to the findings of an investigation which she commissioned. She stated that evidence gathered by… Read more »

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ICLB Member Update – Colleen Rohan elected ADC-ICTY President

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It is our pleasure to announce that Colleen Rohan has been elected as the new President of the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY. Christopher Gosnell, Dragan Ivetic, Jelena Nikolic and Vladimir Petrovic were elected as Vice-Presidents. Colleen is an ICLB founder member who has recently joined 9 Bedford Row Chambers along with Gregor… Read more »

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Magnitsky’s Posthumous Conviction to Come into Force on the Basis of Bogus Appeal in Spite of Protests From Magnitsky’s Family

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Press Release issued by Hermitage Capital  20 October 2013 – The conviction of Sergei Magnitsky in the first-ever posthumous trial in Russian history is expected to come into force on Monday, 21 October 2013, following a hearing scheduled at the Moscow City Court at hall No 331 at10:30 am.  The hearing is the result of a… Read more »

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Sergei Magnitsky: Press Release by Hermitage Capital

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U.S. Department of Justice Files Case to Seize Over $23 Million in Manhattan Real EstateConnected to Magnitsky Case 10 September 2013 – The United States Attorney’s Office in New York has filed a complaint to seize over $23 million in Manhattan property linked to the $230 million theft uncovered by Hermitage Fund’s Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The U.S. Attorney’s complaint seeks… Read more »

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“Human Rights and International Challenges” – 9BRi Conference on International Law

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On 25 October 2013, 9BRi hosts its annual conference on international law aboard HMS President, Victoria Embankment, London. The conference, entitled “Human Rights and International Challenges”, is presented in association with the Middlesex University School of Law, and includes speakers on the following topics: The Birth of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Professor William Schabas… Read more »

Beyond The Hague

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Beyond The Hague is a new blog about international justice in its many forms.  The six bloggers met in The Hague working with the different international institutions and tribunals. Currently, they find themselves involved or interested in these issues but in very different surroundings in Warsaw, Bunia, Stockholm, Malawi, Nice and Geneva. Click here to… Read more »

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Jacques Verges (05.3.1925 -15.8.2013)

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Guest post by Jeremy Holiday French lawyer, Jacques Verges, has died of a cardiac arrest, at the age of 88. Mr Verges, dubbed by the media as the ‘Devil’s advocate’, defended many high profile clients, and will leave an indelible mark in the field of International Criminal Law. Sometimes defending the seemingly indefensible, Mr Verges’… Read more »