20 September 2016

Ibrahim v UK (Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights)

Ibrahim v UK (Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights)

On 13 September 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg handed down judgment in the case of Ibrahim and others. The case concerned the delay in granting access to lawyers for four suspects in the failed 21/7 bomb plot, who were ultimately convicted of conspiracy to murder.

The Grand Chamber considered the application of Article 6(1) and 6(3)(c) of the Convention and the circumstances in which suspects could properly be interviewed before having access to legal advice. The Court found no violation in respect of three suspects and a violation of Article 6(1) and (3)(c) in the case of the fourth.

David Perry QC and Louis Mably appeared for the United Kingdom Government.