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Slynn Foundation Debate – April 2016

Over 100 people attended our Annual Event, which this year took the form of a highly topical debate on the subject “Referenda are Foreign to the British Constitution”. The debate was chaired by The Rt Hon Sir Patrick Elias with The Rt Hon Sir Stanley Burnton and Peter Kellner CBE FBA proposing and Professor Vernon […]

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Albania

We have successfully completed another busy year of our on-going project in Albania Highlights of this year include continuing to support the constitutional reform programme including a two-day round table for the High Court.This covered a range of subjects including the EU Charter of Fundamental Human Rights, a description of the reference process, general practice […]

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Bahrain

Working with Beyond Borders Scotland, Sir Robin Auld, Sir Stanley Burnton and Sir Henry Brooke provided a series of seminars for a delegation from the senior Bahraini judiciary. The topics included judicial ethics and independence, disciplinary measures, the complaints procedure, enforcement of judgements and a final question and answer session covering a wide range of […]

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Oman

In January, in a new venture for the Foundation, Sir Colin Mackay and Amanda Pinto QC visited Oman to train the judiciary on anti-corruption cases and judge-craft. The visited was arranged in collaboration with Beyond Borders and in conjunction with the FCO and the Omani Judiciary. 15 Omani judges attended from across the country and […]

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Eritrea

In an exciting new venture for the Foundation and at the invitation of the Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sir Peter Cresswell recently visited Eritrea. His visit comprised a full programme of meetings with senior judges, Ministers including the Minister of Justice and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Attorney General, the Head of the […]

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Macedonia

Sir Robin Auld visited Skopje at the request of the Macedonian Centre for Legal Research and Analysis (CLRA) and funded by the British Embassy in Skopje to advise on two CLRA’s projects, one on the development of a reliable and comprehensive indicators matrix for tracking the progress for judicial reform in Macedonia and the second […]

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Sir Henry Brooke Retires as President

The Foundation held a reception in Inner Temple to mark Sir Henry Brooke’s retirement as President of the Foundation, a position he held since 1999. In this time, Sir Henry worked tirelessly to expand the reach and depth of the Foundation’s work and the reputation it now enjoys is in large part due to his […]

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2015 Slynn Fellowships

In order to show broad support for the lawyers and the Ukrainian Bar Association, the decision was taken by the Trustees that the 2015 Slynn Fellows would be selected from the Ukraine. The Ukrainian Bar Association conducted a wide-ranging and thorough exercise to assist in the Foundation’s selection. Following this process, the Foundation is pleased […]

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Second Open Forum

Our 2nd Open Forum “Does human rights law mean that the days of national boundaries are numbered?” took place on Monday 23 March 2015. The event was chaired by Dominic Grieve QC MP and the speakers were Lord David Pannick QC, Sir Maurice Kay and Kirsty Brimelow QC. It was a very successful evening and […]

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Macedonian Delegation

In March, the Foundation hosted a judicial delegation from Macedonia, including the Deputy Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. An intense programme was arranged for them by Sir Robin Auld and included discussion sessions, visits to the RCJ, the Old Bailey, the Judicial College and Middle Temple and Gray’s Inn. […]

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