Mindfulness at Home – with Gillian Higgins

9th May 2020

International barrister and mindfulness teacher Gillian Higgins is hosting free, 30-min mindfulness sessions via Zoom every Tuesday evening from 8-8.30pm. These sessions are open to all, especially beginners and those who would like to find out more about mindfulness. Each week, Gillian tackles a new subject area. From cultivating the ability to pay attention, to… Read more »


7th May 2020

9BRi would like to congratulate the following members on their recent success in the CPS Specialist Extradition Panel regrading process: Stuart Allen – Level 3 Ben Joyes – Level 3 The extradition team’s webpage can be viewed here.

Dov Jacobs and Joshua Kern file Amicus Brief at the ICC in the “Situation of Palestine”

23rd March 2020

On 16 March 2020, Dov Jacobs and Joshua Kern, instructed by Daniel Reisner of the IJL (International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists), filed an Amicus Brief at the International Criminal Court (ICC), following the Prosecutor’s 22 January 2020 Request for an Article 19(3) jurisdictional ruling in the “Situation of Palestine”. In its Request, the… Read more »

From SILC: Dov Jacobs Judges Final of the Jessup French National Rounds

13th March 2020

On 22 February 2020, the final round of the French National Round of the Jessup Competition was held at the Dentons law firm in Paris. The final bench included recognised experts in international law: Monica Feria-Tinta, Noor Davies, Bart Legum, Douglas Pivnichny and Dov Jacobs of Strategic International Legal Consulting (SILC). Doctor Dov Jacobs is… Read more »

Symposium with Judge Theodor Meron, 13 February 2020

15th February 2020

On 13th February Chambers had the pleasure of hosting an international seminar at which Judge Theodor Meron discussed his life in international law, in conversation with Steven Kay QC. Judge Meron is a luminary of international justice. Born in Poland in 1930, his experience of Nazi occupation and Holocaust survival inspired him to a life… Read more »

Sudan’s Rulers agree that ex-President Omar Al-Bashir must face ICC

11th February 2020

The rulers of Sudan have agreed to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he will face charges of war crimes and genocide. Click the following link to read the full story on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51462613

9BR delighted to welcome Dr Dan Plesch as a door tenant

5th February 2020

Dr Plesch is currently Director and Reader at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London.

Sarah Bafadhel has been appointed as Associate Counsel in the Prosecutor v. Al Hassan proceedings before the International Criminal Court

22nd January 2020

Sarah Bafadhel has been appointed as Associate Counsel in the Prosecutor v. Al Hassan proceedings before the International Criminal Court. She represents Mr. Al Hassan against allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in 2012 and 2013 in Timbuktu, Mali. Further details here