Al-Haq, Regina (On the Application of) v Secretary Of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Admn 27 Jul 2009

The claimant sought a declaration that the UK was in breach of its international obligations. The claimant was a non-governmental human rights organisation based in Palestine. The respondent argued that the issue was beyond the court’s jurisdiction, if it did, then that it should not exercise that jurisdiction and that the claimant did not have locus standi to apply.
Held: The application impermissible required the court to examine whether the US is in breach of its international obligations.


Pill LJ, Cranston J


[2009] EWHC 1910 (Admin)



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