• Confirmed Speakers – The IBA War Crimes Conference: International Legal Challenges 2015

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    Post by Steven Kay QC The IBA War Crimes Committee has now confirmed a number of high-profile and exciting speakers for its 2015 annual conference: International Legal Challenges 2015. The conference will take place at The Peace Palace, The Hague between 31 January – 1 February 2015. The event poster can be viewed here. The IBA War Crimes… Read more »

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  • German Citizen Represented by Jens Dieckmann Given Suspended Sentence for Supporting FDLR

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    On 5 December 2014, the German High Court in Duesseldorf convicted three German citizens for links to the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known by its French acronym FDLR, an ethnic Hutu militia operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The FDLR was dedicated to the overthrow of Rwanda’s government and is… Read more »

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  • Expert Evidence on the ICC Prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta: Was the President Framed?

    Dr John Olsson, of the Forensic Linguistics Institute, has published a note on linguistic aspects of the case of the Prosecutor v Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta ICC-01/09-02/11. The piece, entitled “Was the President Framed?”, discusses language DNA, plagiarism and the incrimination of a president. The note can be accessed here.     

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  • Second Meeting of Defence Offices at the International Criminal Courts

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    On Monday 15 December 2014, Colleen Rohan and David Young of 9 Bedford Row International appeared as speakers at the Second Meeting of Defence Offices at the International Criminal Courts, which took place in the Peace Palace, The Hague. The event was organised by Francois Roux, Head of the Defence Office at the Special Tribunal… Read more »

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  • U.S. Says Europeans Tortured by Assad’s Death Machine – Bloomberg News

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    9 Bedford Row International Leading Syrian Investigation into Torture By Josh Rogin The original article is posted on Bloomberg News here The U.S. State Department has concluded that up to 10 European citizens have been tortured and killed while in the custody of the Syrian regime and that evidence of their deaths could be used for war crimes prosecutions… Read more »

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  • Eeva Heikkila re-elected as the Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association

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      Eeva Heikkila of 9 Bedford Row has been re-elected as the Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association. HRLA aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge about human rights law and to aid their effective implementation within the UK legal framework and system of government. The Association currently has over 1800 members including solicitors,… Read more »

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  • Forensic Linguistics Institute – Statement Concerning the Dropping of the Charges in the Kenyatta Case

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    Click here http://www.thetext.co.uk/president_kenyatta.html  to read the statement of Dr John Olsson, an expert appointed by the ICC in the Kenyatta case and instructed by Steven Kay QC and Gary Summers. Dr Olsson analysed statements from various witnesses “purporting to implicate Mr Kenyatta in the post election violence”. Dr Olsson analysed more than 50 Prosecution documents and drafted an… Read more »

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  • Statement of the Defence for Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in Respect of the Withdrawal of Charges

    The Defence welcomes the withdrawal of the charges against President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. The charges in this case were confirmed on the basis of false evidence. The Prosecution was warned about the falsity of its evidence from the start, but these Defence warnings went unheeded. Insufficient investigations and over-reliance on untested NGO reports crippled this… Read more »

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