9BR Launches Cultural Heritage Desk

2nd February 2023

This month, 9BR Chambers launches its Cultural Heritage Desk. The international criminal law experience at 9BR Chambers has led to our expansion into this important area of work for our state clients, individuals and institutions.  Gillian Higgins, Head of the International Practice Group, leads the team with John Traversi, senior international barrister with wide experience of prosecuting serious… Read more »

Steven Kay KC Leads Team Working with the Libyan Asset Recovery Management Office, Tripoli

30th January 2023

Steven Kay KC leads a team to work with the Libyan Asset Recovery Management Office in Tripoli to start the project for the phased repatriation for the benefit of the Libyan people of assets that have been stolen, corruptly obtained or frozen under UN sanctions.  It is estimated that value of the internationally held frozen… Read more »

9BR International Practice Group Reception in The Hague

6th December 2022

9BR Chambers extends a heartfelt thank you to all those who supported and helped celebrate the re-opening of its Hague branch on 2nd December 2022. The event marked a great occasion to connect with past, present and new colleagues and friends.   Future events will be announced in the New Year including an upcoming lecture… Read more »

9BR Mission to Rome To Discuss Cultural Heritage

15th November 2022

9BR Chambers prepares a mission to Rome to meet officials, consultants and researchers to discuss recent developments and practice in cultural heritage law. Gillian Higgins and John Traversi will be accompanied by Dr Jessica Lepehne (conflict researcher) and Steven Martin (leading investigator) on 21st and 22nd November 2022.

International People’s Tribunal on Iran’s Atrocities returns its Judgment; Colleen Rohan on panel

5th October 2022

On 30 September 2022, the panel of judges for the International People’s Tribunal on Iran’s Atrocities (the Aban Tribunal) returned its judgment finding that in November 2019, during nationwide protests against policies of the Iranian government, government security forces committed crimes against humanity throughout the country directed at its own population. Those crimes included murder,… Read more »

Elise Groulx Addresses the IMI International Peace Day Conference

12th September 2022

Elise Groulx, door tenant at 9BR Chambers, will be addressing mediation methods in the energy and natural resource sectors at the IMI’s International Peace Day Conference on 21st September 2022. For more information, click here.

9BR Team Attends Historic Event in the Republic of South Sudan

31st August 2022

A team from 9BR Chambers, led by Steven Kay QC with Sarah Bafadhel from 9BR Chambers and Ruby Sandhu, were honoured to be invited to a historic event held in the Republic of South Sudan to celebrate the “Graduation of the First Batch of the Necessary Forces of the Republic of South Sudan”. The ceremony, held… Read more »

Gillian Higgins Reviews International Cultural Heritage Law by Janet Blake

10th August 2022

  International Cultural Heritage Law by Janet Blake Book Review by Gillian Higgins Whether it’s the return of the Benin Bronzes by the Horniman Museum, the trial of a British tourist collecting ‘stones’, the negotiation of a “Parthenon Partnership” or the conclusion of long-running discussions with Cambodia over stolen antiquities sold on the international market by a private dealer, the… Read more »