Human Rights

11KBW has an unmatched breadth of experience in civil liberties and human rights. Our members are inventive and pioneering.

We act in cases which are at the forefront of human rights law, including those in the European Court of Human Rights. We represent our clients fearlessly, whoever they may be.

The protection of rights and liberties arises in all manner of legal contexts, from more obvious areas such as immigration, social care and mental health, to the less obvious, such as commercial activities, information law and the regulatory sphere. Members of 11KBW are able to bring together depth and diversity of experience in these varied fields of law, together with expertise in human rights law itself, so as to offer effective and comprehensive advice and representation to our clients.

Our barristers act for individuals who believe their rights have been violated and for leading human rights organisations such as Liberty, the Public Law Project and Public Interest Lawyers. We undertake publicly funded claims and act pro bono where appropriate.

11KBW also has considerable experience of acting on behalf of government departments, local authorities and regulatory bodies. Our members are in the best position to provide advice and conduct litigation in a way which reflects the wider policy aims involved in a particular case.

Recent Cases
  • Daniel Stilitz QC and Joseph Barrett successfully resist Art. 11 ECHR challenge to the UK's trade union legislation in Court of Appeal

    The Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed a trade union test case alleging that the UK's legislative scheme governing trade union collective bargaining rights is not compliant with Article 11 of ...

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  • Civil Right for Homeless established

    James Goudie QC acted for Fazia Ali in her case before the European Court of Human Rights, in which Judgment was given on 20 October 2015, and which establishes, contrary to the...

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  • Jason Coppel QC in abortion funding dispute

    In R (A and B) v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWCA Civ 771, the Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to the past and present system for NHS fund...

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Articles
  • Recent cases and forthcoming issues in the areas of discrimination and human rights

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  • Human Rights in the Education Sphere

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  • Positive obligations to provide access to information under the European Convention on Human Rights

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