International Human Rights

An increasing number of members of Chambers combine their domestic practices with work outside of this jurisdiction.  Members of the team are members of foreign Bars or have temporary rights of audience in overseas jurisdictions, including Rwanda, Uganda and Guyana.

A number of members of the team have taken cases to international courts including the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.  Others have developed substantial expertise in international criminal law at the International Criminal Court, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts of Cambodia, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

The international human rights team brings experience of advising NGOs on issues such as liability for crimes against humanity.  Members are also actively involved in the work of NGOs working on issues including Kurdish human rights, the protection of human rights defenders in Colombia, prison conditions in Malawi and the right to development in Cameroon.

The team also has significant experience of fact-finding missions throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, representing international and non-governmental human rights organisations.  Members have also participated in trial and election observation missions and in judicial training in many countries all over the world including Azerbaijan, Colombia, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malawi, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey and Uganda.

Members of the team