International People’s Tribunal established to investigate Iran atrocities

23rd November 2020

Aban Tribunal is ‘urgent and necessary’ to give justice and accountability for the victims’ families, says Justice for Iran An international People’s Tribunal, the Aban Tribunal, to investigate atrocities that took place in Iran exactly one year ago has been established as an initiative of Justice for Iran, Iran Human Rights and the world coalition… Read more »

Gillian Higgins Launches 8-week Online Everyday Mindfulness Course

9th November 2020

Gillian Higgins, international barrister at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row has just launched an 8-week online Everyday Mindfulness course. Based on her original lockdown sessions from April-June, the course is packed with videos, meditations, practices, hints and tips. To find out more, contact Gillian at www.gillianhiggins.co.uk

Inaugural Bar Council Leadership Programme

13th October 2020

Lennart Poulsen of 9 Bedford Row has been selected as one of 36 out of 118 applications to participate in the inaugural Bar Council Leadership Programme. The Leadership programme is an eight-month programme run by the Bar Council enabling a select group of barristers to fulfil their potential and to play an active role in building… Read more »

Alex Tinsley secures INTERPOL red notice deletions

30th September 2020

Alex Tinsley, instructed on a public access basis, has secured the deletion of two INTERPOL red notices issued on behalf of Gulf state authorities seeking arrest on the basis of in absentia “unfunded cheque” convictions. Red Notices are electronic alerts issued by INTERPOL at the request of national police which seek the arrest of a… Read more »

Ben Joyes gains discharge in Gibraltar v A

14th September 2020

This month, Ben Joyes of 9 Bedford Row’s extradition team successfully resisted extradition on human rights grounds on behalf of a requested person diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. District Judge Goozee, discharging the requested person, held that to return her ‘to Gibraltar…would have a deleterious effect on her mental health.’ The Gibraltarian authorities chose not to appeal. 

Alex Tinsley speaks at the postponed Spring conference of the European Criminal Bar Association

14th September 2020

On 12 September 2020, Alex Tinsley of 9 Bedford Row’s Extradition team spoke at the postponed Spring conference of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA). He delivered a presentation on the current status of negotiations vis a vis post-Brexit extradition arrangements between the UK and EU (slides available here). He then chaired a panel on… Read more »

Corruption in Montenegro

10th September 2020

Steven Kay QC interviewed by A1TV regarding the election in Montenegro, compared the political situation there to Belarus and Lukashenko. The full interview can be viewed here and an article recently published on Euronews is also available.

ICC Trials with Empty Docks? Recent Developments

31st August 2020

Since 3 March 2015 the trial preparation in the ICC Banda Case has been effectively suspended after the ICC Appeals Chamber confirmed the International Arrest Warrant against the accused, issued on 11 September 2014 by the ICC Trial Chamber (for more background see: https://www.icc-cpi.int/CaseInformationSheets/BandaEng.pdf ) Indeed, it was “an extremely surprising move” (see Paul Bradfield… Read more »