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Litigation

Hanan v Germany (2020)

European Court of Human Rights Pending Article 2 Jurisdiction Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Applicants in the European Court of Human Rights, concerned the applicability of the Convention to the armed forces of states when deployed abroad, and the investigative obligations of states where individuals are killed by state action abroad.

R (Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2019)

UK Court of Appeal On Appeal Arms Trade Intervenor

 This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Applicant in the Court of Appeal, concerned the legality of licensing exports of military equipment to Saudi Aribia for use in Yemen.

Corderoy and Ahmed v Information Commissioner (2018)

UK Upper Tribunal Finalised Drones Complainant

In this case, RSI challenged the refusal of the Attorney General and Cabinet Office to disclose the legal advice which formed the basis of the UK’s first drone strike in Syria.

Keyu and Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2015)

UK Supreme Court Finalised Article 2 Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Claimants in the Supreme Court, involved a determination of whether the UK government was required to hold a public inquiry into the killing of 24 unarmed civilians by British armed forces.

Al-Saadoon and Mufdhi v the UK (2010)

European Court of Human Rights Finalised Article 2 Intervenor

This case, in which RSI interved on behalf of the Claimants before the European Court of Human Rights, concerned the extraterritorial application of human rights protections to prisoners transferred from British custody in Iraq.

In re McE (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) & Ors [2009] UKHL15

UK House of Lords Finalised Surveillance Article 6 Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Applicants in the House of Lords, concerned the legality of state surveillance of the Applicants' visits with lawyers and doctors while in detention.