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Litigation

Liberty and British Irish Rights Watch v UK (2008)

European Court of Human Rights Finalised Surveillance Complainant

This case was a challenge by RSI in the European Court of Human Rights to the legality of the interception of their private correspondences by the Ministry of Defence.

Al-Skeini v Secretary of State for Defence (2007)

UK Supreme Court Finalised Article 2 Jurisdiction Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Appellants before the House of Lords, concerned the applicability of human rights protections to British conduct in Iraq.

A & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Office (2005)

UK Supreme Court Finalised Counter-Terrorism Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Appellants in the House of Lords, concerned the legality of indefinite detention of foreign nationals who were suspected of terrorism (but not convicted or even charged) in circumstances where they could not be deported.

In re McKerr (AP) (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)

Finalised Article 2 Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Applicants in the House of Lords, concerned whether Article 2 of the Convention was engaged under domestic UK law when a death took place before the commencement of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (Northern Ireland)

UK House of Lords Finalised Northern Ireland Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Applicant before the Court of Appeal, concerned the ability of the NIHRC to intervene as a third party.

John Murray v United Kingdom (1996)

European Court of Human Rights UK House of Lords Finalised Article 6 Intervenor

This case, in which RSI intervened on behalf of the Applicant in the European Court of Human Rights, concerned the legality of allowing negative inferences to be drawn from a suspect exercising their right to silence.