GD Partner pens letter to the Guardian on Freedom of the Press in Cambodia

GD Partner pens letter to the Guardian on Freedom of the Press in Cambodia - Feb 28 2017

The Guardian has published GD partner Alexandre Prezanti’s letter on how the Government of Cambodia is using Donald Trump’s attack on the media to justify a crackdown on freedom of the press in the Kingdom. The letter is available online (here), and in print in the 28 February 2017 edition. The letter reads as follows: And […]

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Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times

Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times - Nov 22 2016

Thierry Cruvellier’s op-ed for the New York Times – “The ICC, Out of Africa” – made it to the front page of the print edition (no easy task on the day before the US election). The article details the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) struggle to gain legitimacy and to build trust, particularly amongst some Africa […]

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Land grabbers may end up in The Hague: Global Diligence welcomes the ICC Prosecutor’s new case selection policy

Land grabbers may end up in The Hague: Global Diligence welcomes the ICC Prosecutor’s new case selection policy - Sep 15 2016

Today the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court signalled that she will no longer stand by as kleptocratic dictatorships and businesses commit mass human rights violations in the name of profit. For the first time in history, an international criminal court will prioritise crimes within its jurisdiction that are committed by means of or result […]

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ICC Cambodia – GD partner invites ICC to consider European Parliament Resolution

ICC Cambodia – GD partner invites ICC to consider European Parliament Resolution - Dec 01 2015

On 26 November 2015, the European Parliament passed a Resolution “on the political situation in Cambodia (2015/2969(RSP).” This Resolution outlines recent human rights violations in Cambodia and provides further support for the Communication filed by Richard J Rogers to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The Communication, filed on 7 October 2014, notified the […]

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Global Diligence partner testifies before US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee

Global Diligence partner testifies before US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee - Aug 26 2015

On 21 August 2015, Global Diligence partner, Richard J Rogers, testified before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sub-Committee on Asia and Pacific. Rogers was one of six experts who provided evidence at a hearing on ‘Property Rights and Development in South East Asia.’ Five US Congressmen attended the hearing, including Chairman Ed Royce – […]

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Cambodia Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations: a new setback for democracy and international justice as a last resort

Cambodia Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations: a new setback for democracy and international justice as a last resort - Jul 28 2015

On 26 July 2015, the Cambodian Parliament passed the severely detrimental Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (“LANGO”) to the action of civil society and Human rights defenders in violation of the right to freedom of association. Josie Cohen from Global Witness explains that the LANGO enables the ruling Cambodian People’s Party to expand its […]

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Richard Rogers of Global Diligence LLP files an Article 15 Communication at the International Criminal Court

Richard Rogers of Global Diligence LLP files an Article 15 Communication at the International Criminal Court - Oct 07 2014

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights Global Diligence LLP Joint press release Cambodia: ICC preliminary examination requested into crimes stemming from mass land grabbing The Hague, 7 October 2014 – A communication filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today alleges that widespread and systematic land grabbing conducted by the Cambodian ruling elite for […]

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Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw

Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw - Mar 09 2014

All three Global Diligence Partners will be in South East Asia over the coming two weeks for client meetings and business development. Alex is working on a transitional justice project with Queen’s University Belfast, centred on the role of lawyers in six different conflict-affected societies. Joining Professor Kieran McEvoy and Dr Louise Mallinder, Alex has […]

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Global Diligence Partner travelling to Cambodia for Queen’s University Belfast ‘Lawyers, Conflict and Transition’ project in March 2014

Global Diligence Partner travelling to Cambodia for Queen’s University Belfast ‘Lawyers, Conflict and Transition’ project in March 2014 - Jan 28 2014

At the end of 2013, Global Diligence Partner Alex Batesmith was hired by Queen’s University Belfast as an external expert consultant for their ‘Lawyers, Conflict and Transition’ project. The project is being run by Professor Kieran McEvoy and Dr Louise Mallinder at Queen’s University, Belfast. The aim is to examine six different transitional / post-conflict […]

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January 2014 – Cambodia: Global Diligence lawyers engaged to conduct investigation into fatal shootings and other possible international crimes

January 2014 – Cambodia: Global Diligence lawyers engaged to conduct investigation into fatal shootings and other possible international crimes - Jan 24 2014

On behalf of Cambodian victims, the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) has engaged Global Diligence LLP partner, Richard J Rogers, to investigate the alleged crimes committed against civilians by Cambodian State security forces, including the recent fatal shootings of demonstrators by Military Police in Phnom Penh. As reported in the Cambodia Daily (“Lawyer to […]

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