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Paul Rogers in landmark torture appeal hearing in Supreme Court

Paul Rogers appears on behalf of the Crown, as Respondent in a landmark interlocutory appeal hearing before the Supreme Court today and tomorrow (24th and 25th June 2019).

The appeal centres on the definition and scope of the international crime of torture under the universal jurisdiction provisions of section 134 Criminal Justice Act 1988.

The specific issue is what is the correct interpretation of the term ‘person acting in an official capacity’ in section 134(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988?

In particular, does it include someone who acts otherwise than in a private and individual capacity for or on behalf of an organisation or body which exercises or purports to exercise the functions of government over the civilian population in the territory which it controls and in which the relevant conduct occurs?

Paul is currently leading the prosecution with the trial due later this year.

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News 24 Jun, 2019


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