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Public International Law  |  Toby Cadman

Public International Law is one of the fast growing legal fields.  It has been at the cutting edge of legal development in recent years and continues to develop into many interconnected fields. The introduction of the Human Rights Act in the United Kingdom and the increasing reliance on international law in the domestic courts means that expertise in this field is now more important than ever before.


Public International Law is the body of rules and principles that governs States in their interactions with other States, Organisations and Individuals.  It comprises numerous legal fields including international criminal law, human rights, foreign policy and diplomatic relations and the conduct of trade rules and armed conflict. These rules and principles are contained in international treaties, customary international law and generally accepted legal principles.


Members of Guernica 37 have significant experience in a number of important areas of public international law, including taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights, UN Human Rights Committee and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; judicial review proceedings; acting for victims of international crimes in seeking reparations; advising on the recognition of judgments in foreign jurisdictions; advising on fair trials abroad and challenging transfer of prisoner agreements.


Toby Cadman is an international law specialist and co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers.  He has extensive experience in the fields of public international law, war crimes, human rights, terrorism and extradition law. Toby’s particular area of expertise is international legal obligations and the UN system of protection.

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