Supreme Court gives judgment in Iraqi Civilians Litigation

Date: May 19, 2016

The Supreme Court has given judgment in Iraqi Civilians Litigation v Ministry of Defence [2016] UKSC 25. The case concerned the application of Iraqi law to claims brought by civilians against the United Kingdom in respect of alleged serious mistreatment under the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984. The decision of the Supreme Court will impact upon how English courts view the exercise of applying foreign law in English proceedings.


Marie Louise Kinsler and Alistair Mackenzie acted for the claimants.