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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

13/01/2020

Monica Feria-Tinta joins trial observation of the brother of former Colombian President in “Twelve Apostles” case

Monica Feria-Tinta has joined the group of international experts conducting trial observation in the historic case of the “Twelve Apostles” in Medellín, Colombia. The hearing is to take place from 13 to 17 January 2020.

Santiago Uribe Velez, brother of former President and current Senator, Alvaro Uribe Velez, stands accused of co-founding the paramilitary group known as the “Twelve Apostles”. A far-right paramilitary group active in the early 1990s, the “Twelve Apostles” is implicated in alleged murders and disappearances in Antioquia, a north-western province of Colombia.

The Trial Observation will be led by the Colombian Caravana (UK), represented by Professor Sara Chandler QC (Hon) (director of the Colombian Caravana, council member of the Law Society of England and Wales, previous President of the European Bars Federation), Ms Irene Victoria Massimino (Professor and Rapporteur at the High Criminal Court Buenos Aires Province, IAGS Resolutions Committee Member) and Ms Alice Garside (solicitor at Withers Worldwide LLP).

The aim of trial observation is to monitor and report on the adherence of the process to international standards of a fair trial. This follows rules contained in the Trial Observation Manual for Criminal Proceedings: Practitioners Guide No 5 (2009), produced by the International Commission of Jurists. A report will be published once the trial concludes and judgment is issued, with specific findings as a result of the observation.

Monica Feria-Tinta is a specialist in public international law including international criminal law and international human rights law. She has vast experience in advising in post-conflict scenarios including in cases arising from the Balkans, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

The “Twelve Apostles” trial has been widely reported in international and local media.

 

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