Category Archives: International Law

Reporting from the Commonwealth Law Conference

Richard Harvey, Head of Garden Court International, writes about his fascinating trip to the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference in South Africa. I have just returned from a week representing Garden Court at the Commonwealth Law Conference in Cape Town. I … Continue reading

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Fundamental Rights Platform 5th Annual Meeting, Vienna, 19-20 April 2012

I’m in Vienna today at the 5th annual meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) – a collective of over 350 Civil Society Organisations which work on a wide variety of fundamental rights issues across the European Union (EU).

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Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC and Anna Morris analyse the legality of Osama bin Laden’s killing President Obama’s announcement on 2nd May of this year that al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, had been killed in a US military operation in Pakistan … Continue reading

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Access to Justice in Russia

I visited Piatisgorsk in the Stavropol Region of Russia this week in order to speak about Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights provision of legal aid to Chechen judges and lawyers. The Council of Europe and the … Continue reading

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Obama and the Middle East: What Next for the Two State Solution?

Marina Sergides considers whether recent events can bring us any closer to peace in the Middle East On 19 May 2011 President Barack Obama set out his vision for a two state solution in the Middle East. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Military Courts: Polluting the Arab Spring

Smita Shah explains how, despite the moves towards democracy in the Middle East, Egypt’s military courts continue to violate fundamental human rights. In Egypt, despite animated discussions about revolution and counter-revolution, speculation about Hosni Mubarak, hope of political reform and … Continue reading

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Roma rights conference

From Marc Willers in Budapest: I attended a conference today in the Roma district in a very sunny Budapest. The speakers came from all over Europe and gave accounts of the fantastic work their NGOs are doing to empower Roma … Continue reading

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