Ilya Ponomarev Will Fight ‘Basmanny Justice,’ Says Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media outlets on 17 July 2015: LONDON, 17 July 2015 – The reported move by Moscow to issue an arrest warrant against Russian opposition State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev represents a familiar abuse of the legal system, says lawyer Robert Amsterdam. According to Russian media reports on Wednesday, […]

Rule of Law Prevails in Zambia with Dismissal of Politically Motivated Case against Rupiah Banda

Yesterday the Lusaka High Court dismissed a politically motivated case that was brought against former President Rupiah Banda by the previous government. This case accusing him of benefitting from an oil deal with Nigeria, which was the brainchild of the late President Michael Sata and his chosen prosecutor, the currently suspended Mutembo Nchito, and was […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Russian Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev

LONDON, 1 June 2015 – The law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP has been retained as international counsel to represent Russian State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev. The Honorable Mr. Ponomarev has led a distinguished political career representing the constituents of Novosibirsk by introducing legislation with conscientiousness and fair deliberation despite the hostile, rubber-stamp environment […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP to Release Key Documents Relating to 2010 Bangkok Massacre

May 19th 2015 will mark the 5th anniversary of the Bangkok Massacre when almost 100 unarmed Thai civilians were murdered on the streets of the Thai capital at the hands of the Thai Army during April-May 2010. May 19th also specifically marks the deaths of 6 innocent civilians who were shot and killed in 2010 […]

Zambian Watchdog’s Fake News about Henry Banda a Political Ploy, Says Amsterdam

20 February 2015 – The following statement was issued by lawyer Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP (London, United Kingdom): The practise of knowingly publishing completely false information under the guise of news reporting has become such a severe problem in Zambia that we are approaching a dangerous threshold, where not only criminal liability […]

Public Appeal for Witnesses and Evidence of Human Rights Violations under the Coup Government of Thailand

The following press release from Amsterdam & Partners LLP was distributed to media today. LONDON, Jan. 9, 2015 – Amsterdam & Partners LLP announces a public appeal in Thailand for witnesses to come forward with evidence of human rights violations taking place under the current military coup government. This appeal for evidence relates to a […]

India’s Rare Earths Diplomacy

From an interesting article by Daniel McGroarty on RealClearWorld, it appears that India and China are once again at loggerheads over resources – this time the rare earth metals that India desperately needs as inputs in its growing defence industry. Russia, of course, is only too happy to step in. Some summits begin with a […]

Robert Amsterdam Launches Independent Campaign to Hold Thailand’s Coup Leaders Accountable

The following press release was circulated to media on January 2, 2015. LONDON – Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP has announced the formation of a new independent campaign to hold Thai officials accountable in foreign jurisdictions. Among the objectives of the new movement are to bring criminal charges against the coup leadership and […]

Austria’s ‘State Defamation’ Against Stephan Templ

Not only have prosecutors deliberately and repeatedly misinformed the media regarding the details of the Stephan Templ case, but diplomatic staff including the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have also issued false statements distorting the court record.

How ‘Human Rights’ Became a Dirty Word

The term “human rights” has been hijacked and had its meaning twisted into something negative and sinister. It’s time for us to seize it back and redefine what human rights are, and why they still matter.