International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law

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Clerks

‚Ä®Members of chambers have extensive experience providing legal advice and conducting litigation on issues of international human rights law. 

International human rights litigation options available through members of chambers include litigation to address global violations of human rights under international treaty bodies. Members have extensive experience bringing human rights complaints before key human rights forums such as the African Court and Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee, and the UN Working Group for Arbitrary Detention.

There is also experience with addressing human rights violations before the UN’s Special Procedures before Special Rapporteurs and before the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism. Members have also advised and consulted with international NGOs and organisations, and with law firms, on issues of international human rights.

Notable Cases: 

  • African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v. Libya (African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights) – Member of the team acting on behalf of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi.  Successful in achieving the first default judgment to be issued by the African Court.
  • Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi v. Libya (African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights) – Member of the team acting on behalf of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Successfully secured the first referral from the African Commission to the African Court of an individual application made on human rights violations under the African Charter.
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention – Counsel instructed to submit communications to the Working Group on the arbitrary detention of individuals in such States as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Morocco and South Korea. 
  • UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances - Counsel instructed to represent an individual disappeared in the Republic of the Niger and believed to be in Government custody.
     

International Human Rights Law