Annahita Moradi

  • Year of Call 2016

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Annahita represents individuals in criminal, and immigration and asylum matters.

Annahita represents clients at their immigration bail hearings on a pro bono basis for Bail for Immigration Detainees. She represents torture survivors, trafficking and modern slavery victims, and those with acute mental health problems. Prior to joining the Bar, she volunteered with BiD. She advised immigration detainees, prepared legal representations for bail hearings, drafted Pre-Action Protocols and delivered workshops in detention. 

Annahita was appointed as a Member of a Youth Offending Team where she worked with youths subject to Referral Orders. Annahita was publicly appointed as an Independent Monitor at Feltham Young Offenders' Institute for which she accessed the prison to assess its treatment of children. These gave her a direct insight into prison regimes, child welfare issues and youth justice. 

Annahita has researched and advised on issues of universal jurisdiction and legal remedies for international human rights violations. She has researched the issue of extrajudicial executions concerning Palestinian children. At the AIRE Centre, Annahita researched and prepared summaries for judicial training materials on human rights violations in the Western Balkans region; focusing on Articles 5 and 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights. She is keen to further develop her experience in cases concerning domestic and international human rights law, and international law. 

Annahita is a second six month pupil at 33 Bedford Row and so is not a tenant/member of 33 Bedford Row.



Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, 2015 - 2016 (Very Competent)

MA Legal and Political Theory, UCL, 2014 - 2015 (Merit)

LLB, SOAS, 2011 - 2014 (2:1)

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Prince of Wales Scholarship (merits based), Gray's Inn, £16000

Performance Award (merits based), University of Law, £1000



Speaker: 'Nice Judge on a Good Day', Bail for Immigration Detainees, Linklaters LLP (2018)

Trainer: 'Defending Clients Who May Be Trafficking/Modern Slavery Victims', Sonn Macmillan Walker (2018)

Speaker: 'Britain's Dirty Little Secret - Immigration Detention', Bail for Immigration Detainees, SOAS (2017)

Trainer: 'How to Make an Immigration Bail Application', Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (2017) 



Annahita previously worked for the BBC (World Service), where she investigated allegations of medical neglect at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. She has also published the following articles:  

My Oxygen: Why I Stand with People in Detention, Bail for Immigration Detainees (2019)

The Treatment of Shamima Begum Should Worry Us All, Red Pepper (2019)

The Stansted 15 Trial: the Hostile Environment and Human Rights Defenders, Red Pepper (2019)

The Iranian Struggle for Freedom: our Bodies are a Battleground, Red Pepper (2018)

How the Criminal Justice System Targets BAME Children, Red Pepper (2018)

Child Custody: an Inappropriate Measure, National Association for Youth Justice (2018)

County Lines: The State's Duties Towards Potential Trafficking and Slavery Victims, National Association for Youth Justice (2018)

Initial Impressions of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Bail for Immigration Detainees (2017)

How the Government is Breaking its Own Rules: Immigration Detention, Red Pepper (2017)

Guidance on Punitive Restrictions on Youth Offenders, Youth Justice Legal Centre (2017)

Seminar Summary: Female Genital Mutilation - Civil Protection Orders, Bar Human Rights Committee (2016)



Farsi (fluent speaker) 



Bail for Immigration Detainees


National Association for Youth Justice