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Closed material application may be made in Libyan rendition case

Belhaj & Anor v Rt Hon Jack Straw [2017] EWHC 1861 (QB)

Related Member(s):
Richard Hermer QC, Edward Craven
Related Practice Area(s):
Public Law, Human Rights, Crime and Regulatory Law
Court:

The claimants submitted that the defendants were complicit in their rendition to Libya, during which they were tortured and Mr Belhaj was summarily sentenced to death. The defendants applied for a declaration that a closed material application may be made under the Justice and Security Act 2013, s 6. The Court held that an application may be made.

Richard Hermer QC and Edward Craven were involved in this case.