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Month: February 2021

Court rules on appeal that family can have an Irish inscription on UK grave

An Irish family has won their appeal in the Court of Arches, the highest ecclesiastical court in Britain, to have an Irish only inscription on their mother’s headstone. The Consistory Court of the Diocese of Coventry had rejected the family’s request for the headstone to include the inscription “in ár gcroíthe go deo” (meaning “in our hearts forever”) in Irish […]

Compensation and restorative justice measures lead to settlement of two human rights claims in Kenya and Malawi

Richard Hermer QC and Ben Silverstone were part of the Claimant team in two claims arising in Kenya and Malawi which have both settled at mediation on the basis of the payment of compensation and a range of innovative restorative justice measures. In the Kenyan case, Richard and Ben represented 85 members of a community […]

International Criminal Court rules that it has jurisdiction over crimes committed in Palestine

The International Criminal Court has determined that the State of Palestine is a State for the purposes of the Rome Statute. It has further determined that the Court’s territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine extends to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, namely Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Blinne Ní […]