Steven Kay QC responds to the Prosecutor’s statement dated 26 November 2019 on the expert review of the Kenya situation

29th November 2019

The Prosecutor’s statement dated 26 November 2019 on the external expert review and lessons drawn from the Kenya situation claims to be a well-intentioned attempt to demonstrate the OTP’s bona fides attempt to engage in “honest self-reflection”. The sentiment is welcome. As I wrote in 2015, following the OTP’s withdrawal of the charges against President… Read more »

Josh Kern leads seminar on ‘Jurisdiction and non-States Parties of the International Criminal Court’ at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway

6th November 2019

On 5 November 2019, Josh Kern led a seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland in Galway on the topic of the ICC’s jurisdiction with respect to non-States Parties to the Rome Statute. Josh’s remarks are set out below. Josh and Chambers wish to express their gratitude to… Read more »

Directory rankings – International Criminal Law and Extradition

14th October 2019

9 Bedford Row are pleased to announce that members of its International team have been recognised as ranked Counsel in the International Criminal Law and Extradition sections of Legal 500 2020 Directory and Chambers & Partners Directory 2020. Members of the team have also recently set up an Interpol Red Notice Hot Desk that has… Read more »

Gillian Higgins Teams up with Human Rights at Sea on World Mental Health Day

10th October 2019

10th October 2019 Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. London, UK. The 10th October is World Mental Health Day with this year’s focus being on suicide prevention. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Today, Human Rights at Sea in partnership with author and mental health coach, Gillian Higgins, publishes a briefing note: ‘Mindfulness for the Maritime Industry’. A report… Read more »

The future of international justice systems

30th September 2019

Opening of the Legal Year 2019 Bar Leaders’ Discussion Tuesday 1 October, 14.30-16.30, House of Lords, Committee Room G Title: “The future of international justice systems” Topics for discussion: a. International Criminal Justice (14.35 – 15.10) – looking at the situation of the ICC and the special tribunals (e.g. Lebanon) Speakers: Stephen Kay QC Jill… Read more »

International Lecture – Churchill and Attlee’s UN War Crimes Commission of 1943 – 1948

27th September 2019

On 25th September the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row International had the pleasure of hosting an international seminar at which Dr Dan Plesch discussed the work of the UNWCC from 1943-48. The lecture outlined British involvement, the Commission’s work and early closure and its contemporary relevance. Chambers would like to thank Dr Plesch and the… Read more »

2020 Legal 500 UK Bar Directory – Rankings

27th September 2019

We are delighted to announce that eighteen members of 9 Bedford Row, have been recognised in the 2020 Legal 500 UK Bar directory. Members have achieved directory rankings in the practice areas of Crime, Fraud and International Crime and Extradition. The Legal 500 rankings are based on in-depth market research; assessing recent case highlights provided… Read more »

Book Launch – “Mindfulness at Work and Home”

18th September 2019

9 Bedford Row are proud to announce that on Monday 23rd September Gillian Higgins will be holding a reception for the launch for her new book “Mindfulness at Work and Home”. We wish her every success with the book and her important work in the field of wellbeing. Gillian is an international lawyer, mediator and… Read more »