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The Republic of Mozambique (acting through its Attorney General) v Credit Suisse International and Others

In a judgment handed down on 4 September 2023, Mr Justice Robin Knowles held that the sitting President of Mozambique, His Excellency President Nyusi, is entitled to immunity in respect of a Part 20 Claim brought against him by the…


Al Jazeera Media Network: Shireen Abu Akleh

Acting as counsel for Al Jazeera in proceedings concerning the killing of its correspondent US national Shireen Abu Akleh while she was reporting for Al Jazeera in the West Bank in May 2022. The case has been widely publicised including…


Government of Afghanistan

Rodney Dixon KC is acting as Counsel for the Government of Afghanistan in proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Afghanistan Situation in respect of alleged international crimes committed during the conflict. Appeared in proceedings before the ICC…


MN & IXU v Secretary of State for the Home Department, AIRE Centre & Anti-Slavery International Intervening

Two linked appeals against decisions of the Administrative Court regarding human trafficking. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State, led by Sir James Eadie QC. William represented the Secretary of State at first instance in both cases, in MN’s case…



Kathryn Howarth and Emilie Pottle were led by David Perry QC, and instructed by the CPS on the Supreme Court decision concerning the interpretation of article 1 of the UN Convention Against Torture. The appeal arose out of a domestic…


R v Lama (Kumar)

Kathryn Howarth successfully represented the Crown and was led by Bobbie Cheema QC (now Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb) before the Court of Appeal, in this important case which considered issues of public international law immunity. The Court of Appeal held that…


Home Secretary v Yagnesh Devani (Kenya)

Nicholas Chapman acted for the Secretary of State in the leading case concerning the circumstances in which a court can reject a foreign government’s assurances concerning treatment following extradition. The Republic of Kenya sought the extradition of Yagnesh Devani, a…


The Prosecutor v Saif Gaddafi

Émilie was instructed for the Defendant in the Libyan Government’s appeal against the decision to declare the case inadmissible before the International Criminal Court. Émilie was led by John R W Jones QC.


Uyghur genocide and crimes against humanity case

Rodney Dixon KC is acting for the East Turkestan Government in Exile and Uyghur victims in proceedings before the ICC in respect of the alleged genocide and crimes against humanity committed by Chinese authorities against Uyghurs in ICC States Parties…


Matthew Hedges, UK academic held in solitary confinement

Rodney Dixon KC is representing Durham University academic who was held in solitary confinement for over 6 months in the UAE. Various legal actions being taken to obtain redress and compensation.





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