a. House of Lords, London / UK Supreme Court (since October 2009)

25.11.1998

Pinochet (No. 1), Former Head of State Immunity / Extradition of the Chilean ex-President Senator Pinochet from the United Kingdom to stand trial in Spain in respect of his alleged responsibility for taking hostages, torture and murder

19 HRLJ 419 (1998)

17.12.1998

Pinochet (No. 2), Impartiality of a tribunal / Lord Hoffmann’s failure to disclose his links with AI as the Director and Chairperson of Amnesty International Charity Ltd

19 HRLJ 443 (1998)

24.03.1999

Pinochet, Extradition of Senator Pinochet, former Head of State of Chile, from the United Kingdom to stand trial in Spain

20 HRLJ 61 (1999)

16.12.2004

[2004] UKHL 56, A (FC) and others (FC) (Appellants), Indefinite detention without charge or trial for reasonably suspected international terrorists incompatible with Articles 5 and 14 ECHR / Foreign nationals who cannot be deported because of the risk of being tortured abroad / 8:1 decision of the Lords of Appeal

25 HRLJ 428 (2004)

08.12.2005

[2005] UKHL 71, A (FC) and others (FC), Absolute rejection of torture as a constitutional principle / Evidence obtained by the infliction of torture non-admissible / Different approaches to the burden of proof / Preventive restrictive measures against suspected international terrorists before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)

26 HRLJ 415 (2005)

22.03.2006

[2006] UKHL 15, Denbigh High School, Consensual school uniform policy respecting Islamic dress code criteria (shalwar kameeze) in conformity with the right of religious freedom / No prevailing right of undesirable differentiation between Muslim groups according to their religious strictness (wearing a long coat-like garment known as a jilbab)

27 HRLJ 108 (2006)

12.12.2007

[2007] UKHL 58, Al Jedda, Alleged violation of the right to personal liberty (Article 5 § 1 ECHR) / Arrest and internment without trial since October 2004 by British troops at detention facilities in Iraq / Appeal dismissed / Mandate of the Multi National Force (MNF) under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1546 / Consideration of the Behrami and Saramati case decided by the EurCourtHR in May 2007

28 HRLJ 443 (2007)

10.06.2009

[2009] UKHL 28, Secretary of State for the Home Department v. AF et al., Control orders (according to the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005) involving significant restrictions of liberty based on closed material violate fair trial principle (Article 6 ECHR) / Appellants’ appeals allowed in response to the EurCourtHR Grand Chamber judgment in A. et al. v. UK

30 HRLJ 389 (2009-2010)

18.05.2011

[2011] UKSC 20, Brigid McCaughey et al., Investigation of killings in Northern Ireland that occurred in 1990 (i.e. before the entry into force of the Human Rights Act on 2 October 2000) in the light of the EurCourtHR Grand Chamber judgment in Šilih v. Slovenia (9 April 2009) which detached the procedural obligation under Article 2 ECHR from the substantive obligation

31 HRLJ 434 (2011)

25.03.2015

[2015] UKSC 19, Pham, De jure and de facto statelessness / Withdrawal of British nationality on grounds of national security / Issue of EU citizenship / Intended deportation to Vietnam / Vietnamese Government declined to accept that the appellant was or is a Vietnamese national

35 HRLJ 252 (2015)

25.11.2015

[2015] UKSC 69, Keyu et al., Killing 24 unarmed civilians in 1948 by a patrol of Scots Guards in Selangor, at the time a British Protected State in the Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) / Request for public inquiry by the appellants (who are closely related to the victims) refused by the UK Government in 2010 / Appellants appeal dismissed / Extensive reference to the Strasbourg case-law regarding the duty to investigate into any death which occurred in suspicious circumstances / Temporal and procedural aspects

35 HRLJ 441 (2015)

18.10.2017 [2017] UKSC 62 Judgment of 18.10.2017, Benkharbouche v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others, Scope of State immunity / Relatively recent consensus in favour of the restrictive doctrine / Employment of embassy staff / Relevant provisions of the State Immunity Act 1978 which extend State immunity to all members of a diplomatic mission violate Article 6 ECHR (access to court) 37 HRLJ 458 (2017)

b. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JPC), London

02.11.1993

Pratt and Morgan v. the Attorney General for Jamaica et al., Death row phenomenon constitutes “inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment” / Commutation of death penalty to life imprisonment

14 HRLJ 338 (1993)