We have enormous sympathy and the greatest respect for those who have acted with such determination and industry on behalf of the claimant; the case has been conducted on behalf of the claimant with great skill and very considerable restraint and economy….They have substantially succeeded on the issue… and in that success they have sustained a very important public interest under the Convention that otherwise might have gone by default.  We cannot stress too highly our indebtedness to the claimant’s legal team and the necessity for the highest quality of legal representation in cases involving such difficult issues relating to important matters of real public interest.  R (Ali Zaki Mousa (No.2)) v Secretary of State for Defence [2013] EWHC 2941(Admin). Judgment dated 02.10.2013

Rt Hon Sir John Thomas and Honourable Mr Justice Silber
 
 

AFGHANS 'UNLAWFULLY HELD' BY UK FORCES AT CAMP BASTION

29/05/2013
Public Interest Lawyers are acting on behalf of eight detainees held without charge at the UK Temporary Holding Facility in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan where it is thought up to 85 Afghans are being held. Our clients have been held for between 8 to 14 months without charge and without access to lawyers in clear breach of UK and international law. Applications for habeas corpus were issued on behalf of two of the men on 18 April 2013 and the Court has ordered a four day hearing from 23 July 2013.

 

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