Faculty members secure overseas appointments

Almira Delibegovic-Broome QC (left) and Jacqueline Fordyce

Two members of the Faculty of Advocates are heading overseas after securing prestigious appointments.

Almira Delibegovic-Broome QC, is taking up a position as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School in the US, while advocate Jacqueline Fordyce is to be a visiting professional in the chambers of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Visiting scholars at Harvard Law School are typically senior lawyers, professors of law or foreign judges conducting research on a particular topic, in conjunction with a Harvard faculty member.

In Ms Delibegovic-Broome’s case that is Professor Howell Jackson, a recognised expert in international finance and regulation of financial institutions. She will be continuing her comparative work on the way Bosnia’s constitutional arrangements hamper its economic development, with geopolitical consequences, and how matters may be improved.

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 Delibegovic-Broome will return to the Scottish bar in the summer of 2019.

The International Criminal Court exercises jurisdiction in respect of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. In her post, which is for six months, Ms Fordyce will assist the judges of the pre-trial, trial and appeal divisions of the court in the exercise of their judicial functions, and provide legal advice on the interpretation and application of the court’s rules of procedure and evidence, elements of crimes, and other regulations.

She said: “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.”