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 »

UK Bribery Act International Advisory Service at 9 Bedford Row

20th August 2020

In response to growing demand from clients for advice upon the impact of the UK Bribery Acton International companies with subsidiaries or related organisations in the UK Steven Kay QC and Richard Paton-Philip have set up the UK Bribery Act International Advisory Service. This service will advise International Companies to ensure their activities in other… Read more »

Chambers is delighted to welcome Dr Anthony Richardson as a tenant

20th August 2020

Prior to coming to London in 2019, Anthony practised law in Bermuda cumulatively for almost 20 years as a general practice attorney, an in-house counsel for two international financial institutions, and a senior parliamentary counsel and senior legal advisor. He also has several years’ experience on the judicial bench as a provisional judge and coroner… Read more »

ECCC Terminates Case Against Mr Ao An in Case 004/2

10th August 2020

On 10 August 2020, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued a landmark ruling terminating the proceedings against Mr Ao An. Following 13 years of investigation, the Court could could not agree that it had jurisdiction to prosecute Mr Ao An. In summary, the Supreme Court Chamber, emphasising the ‘need for certainty and… Read more »

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