Richard Hermer

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Name: Richard Hermer
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-Libyan rebel leader appeals in torture case

LONDON: A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Moammar Gadhafi’s henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya appealed Monday against a ruling blocking legal action against the British government ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 5 reports

Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability on Rendition, Torture

Government is seeking 'impunity from its own courts,' says lawyer of victims- Nadia Prupis, staff writerAbdel Hakim Belhaj (Photo: Reuters)As Abdel Hakim Belhaj appeals the ruling that barred him from suing MI6 for its role in his rendition and torture ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Monckton raids Doughty Street for five-strong public law team

Monckton Chambers has taken a group of five barristers, including silk Ian Wise QC, from Doughty Street Chambers in a bid to build a top-flight public law and human rights offering.It will come as a major blow to Doughty Street, which lost three media ... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

The Lawyer Awards 2014: Chambers of the Year

Winner: No5 ChambersThere is no denying that the bar has faced a plethora of challenges as a result of government cuts in recent years. The winner of The Lawyer Chambers of the Year, No5 Chambers, won high praise from the judges for continuing to lead ... [Published The Lawyer - Jun 26 2014]

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..." Simon's ruling last year determined that UK officials "can participate in a conspiracy to abduct and torture but avoid liability" Hermer said
Lawyers for Mr Belhaj have now taken the case to the Court of Appeal, where Richard Hermer QC said Mr Belhaj and his wife believed "the uk played a key role in their mistreatment and wish to pursue a remedy against the uk and its officials for that"
Mr Hermer 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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Ex-Libyan rebel leader appeals in torture case [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 21 2014]
Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability o... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 21 2014]
UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case [Published RINF.com - Jul 21 2014]
Court hears Belhaj rendition appeal [Published BBC - Jul 21 2014]
Government wants impunity from UK courts over t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
HIGH COURT HEARS RENDITION APPEAL [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 21 2014]
Monckton raids Doughty Street for five-strong p... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 10 2014]
The Lawyer Awards 2014: Chambers of the Year [Published The Lawyer - Jun 26 2014]
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