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The Continual Trials of Selahattin Demirtas

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Written by Margaret Owen, International Trial Observer and Barrister Sunday 15 April My last blog on 13th February reported that the case of Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chair of Turky’s HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party), had been adjourned until 11th April. With his parliamentary immunity removed, Demirtas faces many separate indictments and trials under Turkey’s Anti… Read more »

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IBA Political Prisons Report Used in Recent US Congressional Resolution

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A recent US Congressional resolution relies extensively on passages from the IBA’s Political Prisons Inquiry report in which 9 Bedford Row’s Steven Kay QC and Kirsty Sutherland acted as counsel for the Inquiry. Pages 3-6 are devoted to a lengthy, verbatim recitation of Inquiry findings. Please see the following link for further details: https://connolly.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1291  … Read more »

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‘Bringing ISIS to Justice’, Article for ‘ IBA Global Insight’ with Comments from Jens Dieckmann

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Yola Verbruggen, a Multimedia Journalist for the International Bar Association (IBA) has written a piece that has been included in the February edition of the organisation’s journal: ‘IBA Global Insight’. Titled ‘Bringing ISIS to justice’, Verbruggen’s article explores the methods and advantages of a coordinated, legal effort against the terrorist group, as well as the… Read more »