May 5, 2017 - Matrix Chambers
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Day: 5 May 2017

Saudi Arabia should urgently review its definition of terrorism under a law used to prosecute non-violent journalists and human rights defenders

A report by Ben Emmerson QC, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism has encouraged Saudi Arabia to urgently review its definition of terrorism. Following a five-day visit to Riyadh on behalf of the United Nations, Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC presented a strongly-worded statement to Saudi authorities. Whilst he praised Saudi rehabilitation […]

Operation Nexus Hearing

On Thursday 4 May 2017 Mrs Justice McGowan sitting in the High Court finished hearing a challenge brought by the AIRE Centre against Operation Nexus. Operation Nexus is a collaboration between the Home Office Immigration Enforcement and the Metropolitan Police whereby the immigration status of foreign nationals is checked. The AIRE Centre argued that this […]