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Two advocates win overseas "visiting" appointments
Two members of the Faculty of Advocates are to take up appointments overseas in the short term.
Almira Delibegovic-Broome QC is to be a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in the USA, over the next year, while Jacqueline Fordyce, advocate is to be a Visiting Professional in the Chambers of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
Visiting scholars at Harvard Law are typically senior lawyers, professors of law or foreign judges conducting research on a particular topic, in conjunction with a Harvard faculty member. Ms Delibegovic-Broome will work with Professor Howell Jackson, a recognised expert in international finance and regulation of financial institutions, continuing her comparative research on the way Bosnia’s constitutional arrangements hamper its economic development, with geo-political consequences, and how matters may be improved. She will return to the Scottish bar in the summer of 2019.
She said: "I am very much looking forward to working within the superbly stimulating Law School community, as well as collaborating with staff across Harvard, in particular with those at the JFK School of Government."
Ms Fordyce has a six-month post assisting the judges of the Pre-Trial, Trial and Appeal Divisions of the International Criminal Court in the exercise of their judicial functions, and providing legal advice on the interpretation and application of the court’s rules of procedure and evidence, elements of crimes, and other regulations.
She commented: "This is an exciting opportunity to make a practical contribution to international criminal justice, and to the Faculty's ongoing efforts in support of international human rights, particularly in the 20th anniversary year of the founding treaty of the ICC."