Richard Hermer

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Name: Richard Hermer
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Abdel Hakim Belhaj wins right to day in court over his kidnap by MI6 and CIA

A Libyan exile who was abducted in a joint MI6-CIA operation has won the right to bring his claim against the government to court.Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his Moroccan wife, Fatima Bouchar, were secretly flown to Tripoli in 2004, where Muammar Gaddafi’s ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Libyan rebel leader Abdul Hakim Belhaj wins latest stage in rendition payout bid

Court of Appeal rules on latest stage in attempt by Libyan politician Abdul Hakim Belhaj and wife Fatima Bouchar to win damages over rendition to Tripoli The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Libyan politician Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife in the ... [Published Telegraph - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Poaching row in legal battle over Nigerian oil spill

An oil spill site in the creeks of an Ogoni community in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersThousands of Nigerians who are suing Shell over oil spills through a London law firm are being “poached” by rival solicitors, a court ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Why human rights were on the tips of everyone’s tongues at Conservative Party Conference…yes, really!

With , an embarrassed Ministerial resignation, pensions and NHS funding dominating the news surrounding this year’s Conservative Party Conference, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Human Rights were far from anyone’s mind here in Birmingham.But you’d ... [Published Amnesty International UK - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Labour would extend human rights law, says Khan

A Labour government would extend rather than restrict human rights legislation, shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan has pledged.In a passionate defence of the Human Rights Act at a fringe event of the Labour party conference yesterday, Khan described ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 23 2014]

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Their counsel, Richard Hermer QC, earlier said: "this is not a backdoor attempt to impeach the acts of the us and libya. the appellants, for right or for wrong, believe the uk played a key role in their mistreatment and wish to pursue a remedy against the uk and its officials for that."

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