Supreme Court dismisses first ever extradition appeal concerning prison conditions in a requesting state
The Supreme Court handed down its judgment today in Zabolotnyi v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary  UKSC 14. Mr Zabolotnyi resisted extradition to Hungary on the basis that he faced a real risk of being detained in overcrowded prison conditions, in breach of his rights under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human […]
International Court of Justice holds hearing to determine reparations arising from DRC armed conflict
The International Court of Justice is holding a final hearing in the case of Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v Uganda). This phase of the case concerns the determination of reparations owed by both parties for breaches of international law occurring during the armed conflict in the DRC […]
Nick Armstrong is instructed for the family of Jack Merritt in ongoing inquests into the terrorist attack at Fishmongers Hall on 29 Nov 2019. Nick is instructed by Kate Maynard of Hickman & Rose.
Friends of the Earth granted permission to challenge UK government over Mozambique offshore gas project
Following a hearing on 21st April 2021, Thornton J., granted Friends of the Earth permission to challenge the UK’s decision to provide $1.15bn in financing for Total’s development of a 12bn barrel-oil equivalent LNG Project in Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. The UK Export Financing and the Treasury had agreed to the funding on the basis […]
A coroner has recommended a legally binding maximum of levels of particulate air pollution should be lowered in the UK to reflect World Health Organization limits. It was ruled earlier this year that the cause of death for nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah was air pollution from traffic, which was the first time that toxic air had […]