International Law in Domestic Courts

International Law in Domestic Courts

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Clerks

Members have experience raising issues of international human rights violations and international crimes before domestic courts, including:

  • Universal jurisdiction: Members have experience advising international clients on options to address international crimes and violations under the principle of universal jurisdiction in the UK and other States. This includes experience issuing complaints before the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit (SO15) to request the opening of an investigation into international crimes.
  • Diplomatic Protection: Members have experience advising clients and bringing applications for diplomatic protection of British Nationals detained abroad.
  • Civil remedies for international crimes: Members have experience bringing civil actions in various jurisdictions for the commission of international crimes and violations, including before US Federal Court by way of the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act.

International Law in Domestic Courts