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International Law

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The set has an excellent reputation in the field of international criminal law with some leading silks and juniors.

Temple Garden Chambers is a world leader in international law.

Our members have acted in the most serious cases in international criminal law, public international law and international human rights law. We maintain a permanent presence in the Hague. Members of chambers routinely appear at the highest level before international criminal tribunals including the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the United Nations and others.

Members of chambers have appeared in the most high-profile international cases in recent years and have substantial experience in advising and representing governments, political leaders, companies as well as victims and NGOs. Members of chambers have prosecuted, defended and intervened in the most serious cases before all international criminal tribunals.

Members of our International Law Team include the current Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, the former Attorney General for England and Wales, the former Director of Services Prosecutions as well as the co-authors of the leading textbook the practice and procedure of international criminal courts, Archbold International, now in its fourth edition.

Chambers appears in the highest ranking in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for international law. Members of chambers regularly act on a pro bono basis where appropriate.

International Criminal Law

Members of chambers have unparalleled experience acting in international criminal law cases, representing individuals across the spectrum of international criminal law from Heads of State to victims. We both prosecute and defend, and act for governments and victims. Karim Khan KC and Rodney Dixon KC are co-authors the leading textbook in practice and procedure of international criminal courts – Archbold International (Sweet and Maxwell), now in its fourth edition (Lord Justice Adrian Fulford, Consulting Editor). Karim Khan KC is the Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Current HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service, Andrew Cayley KC was the United Kingdom’s Director of Service Prosecutions from 2013 to 2020.

Public International Law

Temple Garden Chambers acts in international claims arising from armed conflicts concerning human rights and a wide range of other disputes. Members of chambers have been involved in claims against the United Nations, diverse other international organisations and companies.

Members of chambers have advised and represented the UK Government and Governments from around the world in international law cases covering human rights issues, investment treaty matters, border and territorial disputes, UN matters, maritime delimitation litigation, civil claims, public inquiries, war crimes, extradition and mutual assistance, terrorism, military law, and private international law matters. We have extensive expertise in dealing with the challenges and sensitivities of Government work and safeguarding the best interests of public departments and bodies.

Members of chambers are experts in diverse foreign jurisdictions and have extensive links across the world with associate tenants in Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and elsewhere. Members of chambers have extensive experience acting across the spectrum of international human rights law. We are expert in interstate litigation. We act for private clients as well as governments and have acted in some of the most important public, international and private international law cases. We routinely appear in actions before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the UN Human Rights Council and other UN bodies, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Members have experience in cases involving allegations of genocide and other crimes against humanity. We have acted for NGOs, human rights groups and victims in some of the most serious cases of human rights breaches in recent times.

Members of chambers frequently lecture and speak on matters concerning international law. Members are regularly commentators in both print and broadcast media, having recently appeared in newspapers including The Times, Washington Post and the Guardian. Members often contribute as trainers in international advocacy training. Chambers is acutely aware of the need to extend access to justice to all and where appropriate, will act on a pro bono basis.

Public International Law and International Humanitarian Law issues arise regularly in the UK in public inquiries, extradition cases, civil cases and criminal prosecutions; counsel are equipped to take and argue such issues in domestic courts whenever appropriate. Members of chambers have appeared in many public inquiries, including the Baha Mousa Inquiry; civil cases including in respect of private law claims arising from the Iraq conflict; Privy Council cases; judicial reviews such as on immunity issues for foreign state officials visiting the UK; and, in criminal cases, including the Lockerbie trial.

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International Law Barristers

International Law
Public Law

Dominic Grieve KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2008

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International Law

Karim A. A. Khan KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

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International Law
Public Law
Extradition & Interpol
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Rodney Dixon KC

Call 2000 | Silk 2014

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Extradition & Interpol
International Law

Rhys Davies

Call 2004

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International Law

Aidan Ellis

Call 2005

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International Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law
Business & Human Rights

Kathryn Howarth

Call 2005

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Costs & Litigation Funding
Inquests
Inquiries
International Law
Personal Injury
Public Law

Sian Reeves

Call 2006

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Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
International Law
Public Law

Émilie Pottle

Call 2008

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Inquests
Inquiries
International Law
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Zeenat Islam

Call 2013

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Public Law
International Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Commercial
Costs & Litigation Funding

Juliet Wells

Call 2016

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Inquiries
International Law
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Paul Erdunast

Call 2018

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Business & Human Rights
International Law
Collective Redress
Costs & Litigation Funding
Environmental Law
Commercial

Russell Hopkins

Call 2018

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Personal Injury
Public Law
Extradition & Interpol
International Law
Collective Redress
Business & Human Rights

Sebastian Bates

Call 2021

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Government of Afghanistan

27/01/2023

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

02/03/2021

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...
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R v RTA

25/10/2020

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...
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R v Lama (Kumar)

29/06/2020

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...
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Home Secretary v Yagnesh Devani (Kenya)

07/05/2020

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...
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The Prosecutor v Saif Gaddafi

17/04/2020

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.
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