Welsh Government warned that proposed procurement advice would be illegal

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned the devolved Welsh Government that advice on procurement which it intends to issue would be illegal and liable to challenge in the courts. According to a written answer of the Welsh Minister for Finance in the Welsh parliament on 11 August 2020, the

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Norway under pressure to stop funding UAWC

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI)  has written to Norway’s Minister for International Development, requesting that Norway ceases to fund a Palestinian NGO, some of whose senior officers are currently accused of involvement in a terrorist attack. Two of the officials of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) are currently

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Defense for Children International – Palestine

In 2018 we wrote about Defense for Children International – Palestine and referred to links between some past board members and a designated terrorist organisation, the PFLP. We would like to clarify that we did not intend to suggest that the organisation has close current links, or provides any financial or

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Obituary of UKLFI Patron Sir Gavin Lightman.

We record, with great sorrow, the passing of Sir Gavin Lightman, an Honorary Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel and UKLFI Charitable Trust, on 2 March 2020. Sir Gavin received a First Class Degree in Law from University College, London, and a Masters Degree in Law at the University of

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Statement by Interpal and its Trustees

In response to articles published on the UKLFI website on 25 February and 20 March 2019 the Trustees of Interpal have requested that UKLFI publish a statement setting out their reply by way of explanation or contradiction, pursuant to section 15(2) of the Defamation Act 1996.  The statement, provided by

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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Jurisdiction over Nationals of Non-State Parties at the ICC

Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern have made an important submission to the International Criminal Court that it does not have jurisdiction over the nationals of non-party states unless the case has been referred to it by the UN Security Council. The ICC is yet to unseal an arrest warrant

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Territorial Jurisdiction of ICC disputed

Lawyers from leading London international criminal chambers 9 Bedford Row have submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), with support from The Lawfare Project, regarding the effect of issues around Palestinian statehood and Palestine’s territorial claim on the jurisdiction of the

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Top lawyers make submission to ICC, warning of the unreliability of human rights reports

Leading lawyers have made a submission to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the challenges of relying on human reports when examining potential criminal cases. The submission was made by Dr Dov Jacobs of 9 Bedford Row, with support from UK Lawyers for

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Friends of Al Aqsa pressed to curb BDS content at Palestine Expo

Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) are under pressure to curb their advocacy of BDS at the forthcoming Palestine Expo exhibition at Olympia , or face possible cancellation of the event, following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel. The German co-owners of Olympia London are now putting pressure on the exhibition

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