Sarah Bafadhel has been appointed as Associate Counsel in the Prosecutor v. Al Hassan proceedings before the International Criminal Court

22nd January 2020

Sarah Bafadhel has been appointed as Associate Counsel in the Prosecutor v. Al Hassan proceedings before the International Criminal Court. She represents Mr. Al Hassan against allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in 2012 and 2013 in Timbuktu, Mali. Further details here

Gillian Higgins Profiled by ATLAS

22nd January 2020

Gillian Higgins (Head of the International Practice Group) at 9 Bedford Row has recently been interviewed by ATLAS regarding her career and experiences as a leading international lawyer. ATLAS is an active global community of female-identifying lawyers, activists, and jurists with expertise in various facts of public international law. Read the full interview here

Ten key points you need to understand about the Brexit negotiations

21st January 2020

DLA Piper has produced the following publication which members of 9 Bedford Row thought would be very interesting to our national and international clients. Our thanks to Paul Hardy who leads the DLA Piper Brexit team, Richard Bonnar and Valerijus Ostovskis for a very helpful article.

9 Bedford Row event: “Extradition, Brexit, INTERPOL and the General Election”

19th January 2020

On 14 January 2020, 9 Bedford Row’s Extradition Group hosted a panel discussion with guest speaker Alison Riley (Kingsley Napley), Ben Joyes, Alex Tinsley and Jonathan Swain. The event focused on the outlook for extradition from “exit day”, through the “transition period” and beyond to the potential transition of EU cases to Part 2 of… Read more »

Steven Kay QC quoted in 10 Dec 2019 article by International Justice Monitor

12th December 2019

Steven Kay QC quoted in 10 Dec 2019 article by International Justice Monitor “Experts say OTP did not follow the evidence in collapsed Kenya cases” See article here

Dov Jacobs and Joshua Kern appear at the ICC in the 4 – 6 December 2019 Afghanistan Hearings

9th December 2019

Between 4 and 6 December 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal held hearings in the Afghanistan situation following the appeal by the Prosecution of the 12 April 2019 PTC II decision not to authorise the opening of an investigation in the situation on the basis that there were substantial reasons to believe that… Read more »

Steven Kay QC responds to the Prosecutor’s statement dated 26 November 2019 on the expert review of the Kenya situation

29th November 2019

The Prosecutor’s statement dated 26 November 2019 on the external expert review and lessons drawn from the Kenya situation claims to be a well-intentioned attempt to demonstrate the OTP’s bona fides attempt to engage in “honest self-reflection”. The sentiment is welcome. As I wrote in 2015, following the OTP’s withdrawal of the charges against President… Read more »

Josh Kern leads seminar on ‘Jurisdiction and non-States Parties of the International Criminal Court’ at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway

6th November 2019

On 5 November 2019, Josh Kern led a seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland in Galway on the topic of the ICC’s jurisdiction with respect to non-States Parties to the Rome Statute. Josh’s remarks are set out below. Josh and Chambers wish to express their gratitude to… Read more »