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Hong Kong Court of Appeal judgment urges HK Government to act over its failure to investigate potential forced labour

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This was the first judicial review in Hong Kong concerning a victim of forced labour and human trafficking. Matrix’s Raza Husain QC, leading Paul Harris SC and Azan Marwah, instructed by partners Mark Daly and Patricia Ho of Daly Ho and Associates, acted for the claimant. The Court of Appeal held that (a) the claimant […]

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Matrix’s Phillippa Kaufman QC talks to the Hong Kong Bar Association on Worboys litigation

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Leading Matrix public law silk Phillippa Kaufmann QC spoke to members of the Hong Kong Bar Association today, Tuesday 17th April 2018. Her talk was focused on the recent successful Worboys litigation, both against London’s Metropolitan Police, and the Parole Board of England and Wales. The former resulted in the establishment of an actionable duty […]

Matrix Members at Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law

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The 112th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law takes place this week in Washington, DC. At the meeting, Professor Sean Murphy will take up his position as President of the Society, having been elected as President-Elect in April 2017. Professor Murphy is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University […]

Professor Sean Murphy installed as the Manatt/Ahn Chair of International Law at the George Washington University Law School

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As of Thursday 22 March 2018, Professor Sean Murphy has become the Manatt/Ahn Chair of International Law at the George Washington University Law School. Sean teaches, writes, and practices in the fields of public international law and U.S. foreign relations law.

Clare Montgomery QC and Jessica Jones to appear in ECtHR hearing in Guzelyurtlu v Cyprus and Turkey

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On Wednesday 28th March 2018, Clare Montgomery QC and Jessica Jones of Matrix will appear before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Guzelyurtlu v Cyprus and Turkey, instructed by the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus. The case concerns the Article 2 duty on states to investigate deaths, and […]

Catrin Evans QC joins Matrix Chambers

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Matrix is delighted to announce that Catrin Evans QC has joined us from One Brick Court, with effect from Friday 23 March 2018. Catrin is a specialist in media and information law. She has appeared over the years in many of the leading cases in defamation, privacy, data protection, breach of confidence and related human […]

Matrix hosts workshop on the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on Crimes against Humanity

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At its sixty-ninth session in 2017, the International Law Commission adopted, on first reading, the text of draft articles on Crimes against Humanity. Professor Sean Murphy, Associate member of Matrix Chambers, is the ILC’s Special Rapporteur on Crimes against Humanity and the principal author of the draft text. Joanna Buckley, member of Matrix Chambers, has been working with Professor […]

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UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan releases report and presents in the Human Rights Council

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On Friday 23 February 2018 the UN Human Rights Commission released its first report since it was mandated by the Human Rights Council to collect and preserve evidence for use in the Hybrid Court and other accountability mechanisms agreed under the 2015 peace agreement. This report gives an overview of the developments of the human […]

Trade for Sustainable Development. Presentation of ‘Fashion Focus: the fundamental right to a living wage’

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On Tuesday 20 February 2018, The Circle’s report by Livia Firth, Jessica Simor QC and Miriam González Durántez, will be presented in the European Parliament. It will be followed by a discussion with Carlo Calenda (Italian Minister of Economic Development), Bernd Lange (Chairman of the International Trade Committee), Cecilia Malmström (European Commissioner for Trade) and […]

Matrix is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Brussels

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Matrix is excited to announce the opening of a Brussels office as the latest expansion of its highly regarded international practice. Whatever the outcome of the UK-EU negotiations, EU law will be a major source of international law and there are a host of legal issues that will need to be decided. Rhodri Thompson QC, […]

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