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Departures Podcast with Linda Kinstler, author of ‘Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends’

“Imagine that all of humanity stands before you and comes to this court and cries. These are our laws, let them prevail.” -Sir Hartley Shawcross, War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, July 27, 1946 After discovering a former Nazi who belonged to the same killing unit as her grandfather and was the subject of a posthumous criminal investigation […]

Departures Podcast with Jamie Martin, author of ‘The Meddlers’

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” is often a colloquial proverb tossed around to express a reluctant surrender to whatever dominant force one may be facing – but it might also be a decent way to express how many states have found their domestic political options increasingly constrained by in the age of globalization, […]

Press Release: ‘World is Watching Upcoming Bail Hearing of Job Sikhala’

The following press release was distributed to media today: LONDON, 1 AUGUST 2022 – On Tuesday, August 2, the Zimbabwean Member of Parliament Job Sikhala will be appearing in court for a bail hearing after 47 days of jail time which will be closely monitored by the international community, says Sikhala’s lawyer Robert Amsterdam. Mr. […]

Press Release: Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Zimbabwean MP Job Sikhala

The following press release was distributed to media today: LONDON, July 28, 2022 – Job Sikhala, a Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker and interim chairman of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party who has been detained for more than 43 days, will be represented by international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP, […]

Departures Podcast with Chenayi Mutambasere

When one thinks of Zimbabwe, the concept of “free and fair elections” is not the first to come to mind. And yet, like many post-Cold War authoritarian states, elections are nevertheless organized and manipulated to produce something adjacent to public legitimacy, which becomes all the more treacherous when the opposition is able to actually win […]

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Web of Influence’ Details Sweeping Abuses and Impunity across Fethullah Gülen US Charter School Network

The following press release was distributed to media today. A livestream of the press conference will be available across our various social media platforms. ‘Web of Influence’ examines the secretive lobbying and influence operations and issues demand for accountability, enforcement, and enhanced oversight ISTANBUL, July 7, 2022 – Today the law firm of Amsterdam & […]