Published 15th June 2023

Abu Zubaydah v Foreign and Commonwealth Office & others [2022] EWCA Civ 334

Michael acts for Abu Zubaydah, currently detained in Guantanamo Bay, in ongoing litigation relating to the actions of the UK Security Services who, between 2002 – 2006, sent questions to the CIA to be used in interrogations of Abu Zubaydah despite knowing that he was subject to extreme mistreatment and probable torture. The Court of Appeal upheld Abu Zubaydah’s appeal and held that the law used to determine his claim in respect of the Security Services’ actions is English Law and not, as the Government argued, the laws of the countries in which he was tortured. The Government’s appeal was heard by the Supreme Court in June 2023.  Read the Judgment here.

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