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Book Review: G. M. Lentner’s “The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court: The Referral Mechanism in Theory and Practice” (Elgar 2018)


Written by Joshua Kern  Gabriel M. Lentner’s “The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court: The Referral Mechanism in Theory and Practice” is a timely and important contribution. As the title suggests, the monograph (published by Elgar in November 2018) focuses on the relationship between the UN Security Council and the ICC. It also… Read more »


Universal Jurisdiction – Hoisting a Red Flag Against Impunity


Written by Lennart Poulsen This blog considers the concept and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction, its current limitations and its future potential. The publicity surrounding November’s G20 meeting in Buenos Aires was noticeable for reasons other than the economic and geo-political mainstays that tend to feature on the agenda for discussion among world… Read more »


Sixth Hearing of Demirtas Trial Takes Place in Ankara


Written by Margaret Owen (pictured), International Trial Observer and Barrister On Wednesday 12th December 2018, Solicitor-Advocate Ali Has, Thomas Phillips of Liverpool University, and myself arrive in Ankara to attend the sixth hearing of the case against Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chair of Turkey’s HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party). Demirtas was arrested on 4th November 2016 together… Read more »


ICDL Germany e.V. – 13th Annual Meeting 2019


The 13th Annual Meeting of the International Criminal Defence Lawyers Germany – ICDL eV – will take place in Berlin at the Hotel InterContinental on 26th January 2019. 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 Associate Member of… Read more »


Steven Kay QC to speak at ‘fraud and wrongdoing’ event in London, Tomorrow


Steven Kay QC to speak at Browne Jacobson ‘fraud and wrongdoing’ seminar on Thursday 22nd November 2018 in London. The event will be held at the Double Tree Hilton, Tower of London, and will run from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. To learn more about the event, please click the link below:–22-november-2018-(nc).asp Image source: