Exchanging ideas

Frederico Singarajah reports on the recent Brazil-British lawyers’ exchange programme in London. Last year, the inaugural British-Brazilian lawyers’ exchange programme took... read more

A long road to peace

Between February and June 2014, Jelia Sane worked as a legal adviser for the Political Prisoner’s Solidarity Committee, Colombia’s oldest human rights NGO. Here she... read more

The changing face of international law

There is no greater time to unite behind international bodies to bring justice to those wronged, writes Lewis Power QC, reporting from the annual International Bar Association (IBA)... read more

Chemical Weapons and The ICC

Can the International Criminal Court start prosecuting for the use and supply of chemical weapons? Sheryn Omeri considers the ICC’s options. The centenary of the start of... read more

A new "global deal"

Illari Aragón explains the importance of this December’s Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Peru and the pursuit of a new climate change agreement. In December this year... read more

Work hard, Play hard

Helen Tung and Laura Newton report on their time in a Korean law firm on the Bar Council placement programme. From 28 April to 9 May 2014, six English barristers... read more

Out of Africa

The United Nations risks again overlooking the rule of law in African development, says Suella Fernandes. I first visited Rwanda in 2008 with a group of volunteer lawyers... read more

Brazil - World Champions 2014

The first Bar Council-led trade mission to Brazil took place in March this year. Mission member Frederico Singarajah anticipates the World Cup headlines and suggests that Brazil is... read more

Universal Jurisdiction

Illari Aragón examines threats to universal jurisdiction within Spain and the effect upon the Tibet case against China in the Spanish National Court. For decades, the... read more

The Race to Issue Sukuk

Britain is making a bid to become the next global centre of Islamic finance, with preparations under way for a £200m bond-like sukuk issue. Scott Morrison explains the background.... read more