Welcome to Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers
Guernica 37 is a specialist Barristers’ Chambers experienced in advising and assisting States as they commence a process of structural reform and transformation following periods of political instability, post-conflict, post-authoritarian regimes or prolonged periods of state institutions controlled by systemic and structural corrupt practices. Our range of clientele come from the political, institutional and economic sectors as key stakeholders in any lasting and sustainable transformation.
Our team of expert international lawyers designs, supports and implements, depending upon the needs of the State, a comprehensive, yet realistic, tailored strategy based on a fundamental understanding of the situation, quality, and geopolitical position. In our work, we take into consideration each and every aspect and vectors for a feasible and successful process.
Our work has involved the following countries Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Syria, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Our Mission | Guernica 37
"Guernica 37 was established in 2016 as a Barristers' Chambers specialising exclusively in international criminal and human rights law. Justice, accountability and sustainability are the central values leading the work of Guernica 37. We provide technical assistance and create capacity building initiatives in post-conflict and post-dictatorship situations through law reform, institutional building, specialised training programmes, advisory services, and the investigation of emblematic cases for local communities "
FIGHTING FOR VICTIMS' RIGHTS
“I’m a prosecutor at heart, I’m a judgmental person by birth. Perhaps that is why it is so important to me to expose wrongdoers. In 2016 I decided that to establish a new legal group that began with Guernica 37 in London, the first mission-driven UK Barristers’ Chambers dedicated exclusively to international and transnational legal work to fill the void of accountability and give victims a real voice."
Recipient of the 2015 International Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award
International Chambers | Guernica 37
THE GUERNICA GROUP
Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers in London is a part of The Guernica Group
A diverse team of accomplished lawyers from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States
Advising States, civil society actors and governmental institutions with international legal services
What people are saying | Guernica 37
International Criminal Law
"Experienced practitioner who is highly regarded for his experience advising on complex cases. Particularly innovative in spotting new angles to a case. He's the epitome of the modern lawyer"
- Chambers & Parters 2019
On The Guernica Painting
"Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy"
- Pablo Picasso
International Human Rights Law
Listed in Time Magazine's 200 most influential people "Bernabeu has led the prosecutions of several of the worst perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Latin America."
- Time Magaine
Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers
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