Liam MacleanBackground

This case concerns tort claims brought by over 600 Iraqi civilians claiming to have suffered unlawful detention and / or physical maltreatment by UK armed forces between 2003 and 2009. The claims were brought against the Ministry of Defence in the English courts.

The viability of many of the claims turns on how English international private law deals with the Iraqi law of limitation. The High Court found for the claimants on this issue, but the Court of Appeal came to the opposite view. Continue reading »