Belhaj and Another v Straw and Others: QBD 20 Dec 2013

The Claimants sought a declaration of illegality and claim damages arising from what they contend was the participation of the seven Defendants in their unlawful abduction, kidnapping and illicit removal across state borders to Libya in March 2004. The claim encompassed allegations that they were unlawfully detained and/or mistreated in four foreign states, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Libya, and on board a US-registered aircraft; and that their detention and mistreatment was carried out by agents of the States concerned.
References: [2013] EWHC 4111 (QB)
Links: Bailii
Judges: Simon J
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case is cited by:

  • Appeal from – Belhaj and Another v Straw and Others CA 30-Oct-2014
    Judiciary 1. In these proceedings the appellants seek a declaration of illegality and damages arising from what they contend was the participation of the respondents in their unlawful abduction, kidnapping and . .
    (, [2014] EWCA Civ 1394, , [2014] WLR(D) 459, , [2015] 2 WLR 1105, [2016] 1 All ER 121)
  • Cited – Belhaj and Another v Straw and Others SC 17-Jan-2017
    The claimant alleged complicity by the defendant, (now former) Foreign Secretary, in his mistreatment by the US while held in Libya. He also alleged involvement in his unlawful abduction and removal to Libya, from which had had fled for political . .
    (, [2017] UKSC 3, , [2017] HRLR 4, [2017] AC 964, [2017] 3 All ER 337, [2017] WLR(D) 51, [2017] 2 WLR 456, , UKSC 2014/0264, , , )

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Last Update: 21 November 2020; Ref: scu.519765