Our common purpose

Michael Todd QC reports back from the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association Biennial Conference 2013, held in Cape Town in April It served as a poignant reminder of South... read more

Setting a bad precedent

Schona Jolly explains the Bar Human Rights Committee’s concerns over the Bangladesh War Crimes Verdicts. In the dying days of Bangladesh’s 1971 War of Independence, in... read more

Impeachment of a chief justice

The Bar Human Rights Committee has launched a report into the removal of the Sri Lankan chief justice, as Theodora A. Christou and Gráinne Mellon explain. The chief justice... read more

Courage in the face of adversity

Desmond Browne QC reflects on the bravery of the lawyers and human rights workers in Zimbabwe in the light of the scandalous arrest of the country’s former Law Society president, Beatrice... read more

Quizás, quizás, quizás

How can the British Spanish Law Association help your international practice? Sarah Lucy Cooper explains. The British Spanish Law Association (BSLA) was founded in 2001 by... read more

Law in Brazil: a land of opportunity

Christian Wisskirchen, Head of International Relations of the Bar Council, and Frederico Singarajah, a member of its International Committee, look at the growing legal services market in... read more

Trouble in paradise

Stephen Cragg, in the Maldives to observe on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee the prosecution of ex-President Mohammed Nasheed, reveals a very different side to the ‘paradise’... read more

In some foreign land

Prisoners Abroad is the only UK charity caring for the welfare and most basic human rights of British people in prison overseas. Sir Henry Brooke CMG, a long term supporter and now a... read more

Ghana Law: Past, Present and Future

Andrew Otchie shares his experiences following a recent trip to Ghana and offers his reflections on its legal history and legal profession. In May 2012, the sudden and... read more

Nurturing Justice in Sierra Leone

Having spent two weeks in the Lioness Mountains, Peter Smith turns the spotlight onto the developing justice system he encountered there. Mention Sierra Leone and one’s... read more