• SOCO International Announces an Investigation into Allegations of Human Rights Abuses in Virunga National Park


    SOCO International has now requested an external agency to conduct an independent report into intimidation and / or human rights abuses in the Virunga National Park (‘VNP’), in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 9 Bedford Row had provided pro bono legal services in support of the film, ‘Virunga: The Movie’, which worked to highlight the bribery and corruption in the VNP…. Read more »

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  • ICC Trial Chamber Terminates Case Against President Uhuru Kenyatta


    Today, Friday 13 March 2015, Trial Chamber V(B) of the International Criminal Court formally terminated the proceedings against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. In its ‘Decision on the withdrawal of charges against Mr Kenyatta’, the Chamber stated: [T]he Chamber considers it appropriate to terminate the present proceedings. Accordingly, the Chamber notes that the Summons to Appear… Read more »

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  • Gary Summers on Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions


    Gary Summers has been appointed to two advisory groups on International Investigations and Forensics to update the UN Manual on the Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions. In this role, Gary will be assisting Professor Christof Heynson, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary and Summary Executions. On 5 March 2015, Gary also appeared on a Channel 4 News… Read more »

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  • Victim Participation in Proceedings of the International Criminal Court – Observations from a Counsel’s Perspective


    Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), an inter-disciplinary network founded in 2007 and comprised of academics and students focusing on issues arising in relation to the transition in societies recovering from conflict, will host a seminar addressing victims participation at the ICC. OTJR has invited Jens Dieckmann to provide an in-depth insight into the following topics:… Read more »

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  • The Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights Abuses at Sea

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    9BRi Barrister David Hammond and Ben Hardman of Stephenson Harwood LLP assess the increasing scope of the obligation to investigate human rights abuses at sea. Summary 1. Grave breaches of human rights at sea on British flagged vessels are hopefully relatively few and far between. Even so, the UK State is bound by obligations to… Read more »

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  • 9BRi Defence for Uhuru Kenyatta Speaks to the Independent on Sunday


    On 15 February 2015, the Independent on Sunday (IoS) published a feature entitled ‘ICC damned as “amateur” by British lawyers for acquitted Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’. The report claimed that the ‘competence of the international court set up to try world leaders for crimes against humanity was questioned yesterday by lawyers for its highest-ranking African… Read more »

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  • Press Conference to highlight the release of the Report of Geoffrey Robertson QC into the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal

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    Time and Location: Tuesday 17th February, 13.30 hrs, Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS. Principal speaker: Geoffrey Robertson QC On 17 February a press conference will take place to highlight the publication of the first independent review and assessment of the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), as undertaken by Mr. Geoffrey Robertson QC…. Read more »

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  • Press Release: U.N. Commission of Inquiry Must Resist All Forms of Sabotage and Malign Influence and Deliver According to its Mandate


    Toby Cadman and the 9 Bedford Row International, London have been instructed by the Hemaya Centre for Human Rights in Gaza and the Arab Organisation for Human Rights UK, to draft and submit a report to the UN Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict. Following those instructions, a preliminary report has been presented… Read more »

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