Shaheed Fatima is a London-based barrister, practicing from Blackstone Chambers. Her diverse practice focuses on international law, administrative/constitutional law and commercial law. She is Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel, 2011-date) and frequently acts for the British Government in both domestic and international litigation. A key area of her expertise is national security law: she has taught intensive courses in this area (2009; Harvard Law School and 2012; NYU Law School), utilizing her wide-ranging national security litigation experience. She is regularly instructed in high profile cases raising complex questions of international law and human rights law: see, e.g., Global Torch Ltd (Court of Appeal; 2013; sovereign immunity and privacy); Kott (Grand Chamber/ECJ; 2012; Council Directive 2004/83/EC); Rubin (Supreme Court; 2012; enforcement of foreign insolvency proceedings); Al-Skeini and Al-Jedda (Grand Chamber/ECtHR; 2011; extra-territorial application of the ECHR in Iraq). The second edition of her book, “International Law and Foreign Affairs in English Courts” will be published in 2014 (Hart Publishing).
Areas of Expertise: National Security Law, International Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, English Courts