Stephen Kosmin’s article on the admissibility of Wikileaks published in UK Supreme Court Yearbook


Stephen Kosmin’s article “Wikileaks and International Law: inviolability vs. inadmissibility in Bancoult (No 3)” (co-authored with Professor Robert McCorquodale) has been published in the latest edition of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 9: 2017 – 2018 Legal Year, (Daniel Clarry (ed)Appellate Press 2019). 

Stephen Kosmin appeared as junior counsel in R (Bancoult No 3) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2018] UKSC 3, in which the Supreme Court considered whether the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 operated as a bar to a WikiLeaks cable being admissible in domestic courts as to the truth of its contents.

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook critically reviews the jurisprudence of the UK Supreme Court each legal year and publishes chapters on a range of institutional and jurisprudential aspects of the Court and its decisions by prominent commentators including eminent academics, leading barristers (many of whom argue the UKSC cases each year) and judges (including the UKSC Justices and judges from highest appellate courts internationally). 

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