Lawyers for Parent of Abducted Girl in Volgemut Case Say Ottawa Police ‘Failed’ to Protect Child and Ignored Court Orders in Case Involving Parental Rights of Russian Citizen

The following press release was distributed to media outlets today. To download a copy of the letter sent by Amsterdam & Partners LLP to the Ottawa police, click here. On September 28, 2021 the law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP issued a letter to Chief Peter Sloly of the Ottawa Police Services alleging that […]

Departures Podcast with Patrick Wyman, Author of ‘The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World’

History is not a single continuum. There are certain stretches in which momentous change occurs in a very compact timeframe. The forty-year period between 1490 and 1530 is one of these bursts of revolutionary change. In The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World, Patrick Wyman, a historian and the host of […]

Tanzania Is Committing Grave Violations of Human Rights in Freeman Mbowe Case, Robert Amsterdam Tells SABC

Lawyer Robert Amsterdam, who acts on behalf of Tanzanian opposition leader and political prisoner Freeman Mbowe, gave an interview this week with SABC’s Channel Africa Radio. Listen to his comments on the case below, and what it means for Tanzania’s controversial international standing under President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Tanzanian Political Prisoner Freeman Mbowe

The following press release was distributed to media today. Freeman Mbowe, a Tanzanian opposition politician and chairman of the Chadema party who was arrested in nighttime police raid this past July, will be represented by international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP, in coordination with local defense counsel. The arrest of […]

Departures Podcast with Max Siollun, author of ‘What Britain Did to Nigeria: A Short History of Conquest and Rule’

Since Britain’s annexation of Lagos in 1861 up until independence in 1960, the history of colonialism in Nigeria has almost always been told from London’s perspective – often exaggerating the benevolent intentions and downplaying and blameshifting the abuses, ethnic violence, and social disarray the occupation created. Every listener to this podcast knows that we love […]

Departures Podcast with Serhii Plokhy

Looking back almost 60 years ago when the United States and the Soviet Union came within an inch of destroying the world via all-out nuclear war, we continue to gain new insights into the dramatic events, the changing of thinking and decision-making that went on in both ExComm and the Presidium. This week we’re proud […]