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Departures Podcast with Juan Méndez

From 1976-1983, a brutal military dictatorship disappeared some 30,000 citizens and arrested and tortured scores more in Argentina. As a young lawyer at the time known for representing dissidents and political prisoners, Juan Méndez himself was arrested and subjected to torture. The story of his career, rising to become the Special Rapporteur on Torture to […]

Departures Podcast with Jun Yoo

Korea is a deeply unique, complex, and interesting place in the world. Upended by repeated waves of war and occupation throughout its history, the modern nation has propulsively launched itself in the stratosphere culturally and economically and grown perhaps faster than any other. This presents undeniable benefits and prosperity, but also a number of accompanying […]

Open Letter to President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli

Today Amsterdam & Partners LLP is releasing the following open letter addressed to President John Magufuli. DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE LETTER HERE. His Excellency John Magufuli President of The United Republic of Tanzania BY EMAIL ONLY 23 October 2020 Dear President Magufuli: As you know, this law firm represents Mr. Tundu Lissu, a citizen […]

Open Letter to Foreign Embassies in Tanzania

The following open letter was delivered on behalf of Tundu Lissu and the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party for Democracy and Progress) (“CHADEMA”) party by legal counsel Amsterdam & Partners LLP to the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the embassies of Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. DOWNLOAD THE PDF […]

Departures Podcast with Susan Berfield

We often defer to superlatives when describing our current political age, but the truth is that in many respects, we have been here before. In the summer of 1901, the tycoon JP Morgan was assembling a merger that would give him a monopoly position over America’s railroads. His strong supporter in the White House, President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 21, 2020

Today in Russia: Record COVID-19 deaths reported, but Russian business lobbies for no new restrictions; Kremlin sees more conflict with the West; Russia; Kremlin accuses US of trying to overthrow pro-Russian president in Moldova; Russia hosts new talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but Armenian President says there is no diplomatic solution while Azerbaijan calls this hypocritical; United Russia’s new strategy to defeat Navalny’s candidates at the polls