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Rosa Curling

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Rosa Curling is a solicitor in the human rights department at Leigh Day. She specialises in international and UK, public and human rights law. She has been instructed in many legal challenges to UK national bodies, for example, government departments and local authorities, as well as international bodies, for example, the European Council and the Turkish government. She acts for claimants on a variety of issues including public international law, international criminal law, immigration and refugee law, health, education, corporate responsibility, environment, discrimination, unlawful detention, privacy, freedom of information, ‘the right to life’ and ‘the right to die’. She has represented clients in the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Criminal Court as well as the UK’s High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Court of Protection as well as a variety of different Tribunals. She recently set up Leigh Day’s African Regional Human Rights Court Service.

Professional Memberships

Trustee of Platform, Founder of Observe and Member of the EuroMed Rights’ Freedom of Assembly and Association Working Group.


Rosa has a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Human Rights. She previously worked at several NGOs and charities including Liberty, the European Roma Rights Centre, ChildLine and the British Institute of Human Rights. She joined Leigh Day as a trainee in 2005 and qualified as a solicitor in 2007.