Global Rights Compliance (‘GRC’), an international advisory service and litigation support in human rights and international humanitarian law, has successfully contributed to the efforts of a governmental ban on the commercial trade of ivory in Hong Kong.

GRC collaborated with leading environmental lawyers at Baker & McKenzie in the United States, WWF-Hong Kong and TRAFFIC East Asia, drafting a feasibility study on the implementation of a ban. Hong Kong has the world’s largest illegal ivory trade market. The implementation of this recent bill would ensure that elephants are not on the path to extinction.

Catriona Murdoch, in addition to her domestic practice, is part of the defence team led by Wayne Jordash QC and Iain Edwards representing Jovica Stanišić, the former head of the Serbian State Security Service in The Prosecutor v Stanišić and Simatović at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague.

Catriona Murdoch is also a senior legal consultant with Global Rights Compliance, briefed through chambers. GRC’s managing partners are Wayne Jordash QC and Scott Martin, both of whom are Defence Counsel on Stanišić. GRC has offices in The Hague and Ukraine.