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Edward Craven

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Specialist in human rights and civil liberties; public and private international law; media law; criminal law and asset recovery; environmental law; commercial law and sports law.

Notable cases include Lungowe v Vedanta Resources (UKSC appeal concerning tort claims against UK parent company and foreign subsidiary); Elgizouli v SSHD (UKSC appeal concerning facilitation of death penalty); Belhaj v Straw (UKSC appeal concerning state immunity and foreign act of state doctrine); Beghal v DPP (UKSC appeal concerning legality of anti-terrorism legislation); OPO v MLA (UKSC appeal concerning ban on publication of autobiography); Rahmatullah v MOD (UKSC appeal concerning crown act of state doctrine); SXH v CPS (UKSC appeal concerning prosecution of refugees); Smith v MoD (UKSC appeal concerning extra-territorial application of ECHR); Bashir v SSHD (UKSC appeal concerning application of Refugee Convention); Croatia v Serbia (ICJ case concerning application of Genocide Convention); Somalia v Kenya (ICJ maritime delimitation dispute); Guyana v Venezuela (ICJ case concerning validity of arbitral award); Gubarev v Christopher Steele (libel claim concerning publication of intelligence dossier).


BA Law (First Class), Cambridge University; BCL (Distinction), Oxford University; Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding). Former judicial assistant at Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.