Shaheed Fatima is a London-based barrister, practicing from Blackstone Chambers. Her diverse practice focuses on international law, administrative/constitutional law and commercial law. She is Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel, 2011-date) and frequently acts for the British Government in both domestic and international litigation. A key area of her expertise is national security law: she has taught intensive courses in this area (2009; Harvard Law School and 2012; NYU Law School), utilizing her wide-ranging national security litigation experience. She is regularly instructed in high profile cases raising complex questions of international law and human rights law: see, e.g., Global Torch Ltd (Court of Appeal; 2013; sovereign immunity and privacy); Kott (Grand Chamber/ECJ; 2012; Council Directive 2004/83/EC); Rubin (Supreme Court; 2012; enforcement of foreign insolvency proceedings); Al-Skeini and Al-Jedda (Grand Chamber/ECtHR; 2011; extra-territorial application of the ECHR in Iraq). The second edition of her book, “International Law and Foreign Affairs in English Courts” will be published in 2014 (Hart Publishing).
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