Trump Administration to Sanction ICC for War Crimes Investigation into U.S & Allies

11th June 2020

On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s administration authorised sanctions against International Criminal Court officials and any individual or affiliate involved with war crimes investigations into the United States of America and its allies. The news was revealed to by a senior administration official within President Trump’s cabinet.  Click the following link to learn more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-warcrimes-afghanistan-trump/trump-authorizes-sanctions-over-icc-afghanistan-war-crimes-case-idUSKBN23I23A  

New Book on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Edited by Colleen Rohan

11th June 2020

Oxford University Press released a book entitled Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – A Multidisciplinary Approach. Colleen Rohan, one of the founding members of ICLB (International Criminal Law Bureau), served as one of the Editors on this project. Text from the official Press Release (10/6/20) follows: This edited volume represents the… Read more »

Chancery Lane Chats – Steven Kay QC: When politics, international prosecutions, and media clash

2nd June 2020

Steven Kay QC recently took part in an instalment of Chancery Lane Chats, a podcast series for Montfort. The link to the episode, as well as the synopsis for it can be found below: https://montfort.london/chancery-lane-chats-steven-kay-qc-when-politics-international-prosecutions-and-media-clash/ “When international criminal tribunals deal with accusations of crimes against humanity, media scrutiny is ferocious and reputations fragile. With experience… Read more »

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 »

CPS SPECIALIST EXTRADITION PANEL – STUART ALLEN AND BEN JOYES APPOINTED AS LEVEL 3 ADVOCATES

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 »