UK GOVERNMENT CANNOT HIDE FROM COMPLICITY IN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES


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jats:pIN the joined appeals of jats:italicBelhaj v Straw and Rahmatullah (No 1) v Ministry of Defence</jats:italic> [2017] UKSC 3, the UK Supreme Court held that state immunity and the foreign act of state doctrine did not prevent claims against the British Government alleging complicity in human rights abuses and breaches of peremptory norms of international law.</jats:p>

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4803 International and Comparative Law, 48 Law and Legal Studies, 4807 Public Law, 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL
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0008-1973
1469-2139
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76
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Cambridge University Press (CUP)