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Occupation of Basra

Acting in proceedings before the English and European Court of Human Rights concerning the extent to which, applying principles of public international law on the responsibility of states for acts outside their physical territory, the acts of the UK occupying forces in Basra during the aftermath of the Iraq War were within the UK’s “jurisdiction” for the purposes of Article 1 ECHR.

Location: Iraq

Sectors:
Government

Services:
National courts
International tribunals