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Angela Patrick: Blushes and Torture: Act of State Doctrine and Justiciability

In a week when Supreme Court watchers expected to dissect the Brexit judgment, the Justices instead handed down their long awaited decision in the joined cases of Belhaj & Ors … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Angela Patrick: Suing the state: judicial competence, restraint and redress in Belhadj

The coverage of last week’s Court of Appeal’s decision in Belhadj & Or. v Straw & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1394 has thus far generated more political heat than legal … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Emily MacKenzie: The Lawfulness of Detention by British Forces in Afghanistan – Serdar Mohammed v Ministry of Defence

On 2nd May, the High Court held that the UK Government must pay Serdar Mohammed (SM) compensation because British troops detained him unlawfully in Afghanistan. The case raised a myriad … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 3 Comments