Jack Sproson


Jack Sproson is a British barrister operating a mixed domestic and international practice from Guernica 37 Chambers, a boutique specialist international law firm based in London, UK. Internationally, Jack accepts instructions in Public/Private International law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and issues relating to Transitional Justice. In addition to contemporaneously advising on legal issues arising in live armed conflicts, he has dealt with matters before several international courts and tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the International Criminal Court, and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. He is actively engaged in a range of issues arising in the context of the Syrian conflict, with a particular specialism in relation to cross-border humanitarian aid operations.

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Three Legal Questions Arising From Reported Practices of Enforced Disappearance in Russian-Occupied Ukrainian Territories

This week, on August 30, the international community observed the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. Enforced disappearance places victims outside of the protection of the law in a state of complete vulnerability. It is a fundamental denial of human rights that directly victimises those disappeared, subjects their families to uncertainty…

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With No Judge or Jury, Who Will Decide the Fate of 4.1 million Aid-Dependent Syrians? A Comment on the Legality of UN-Coordinated Cross-Border Aid Operations in Syria

As the UN Security Council (“UNSC”) once again prepares to consider renewing the mandate for UN-coordinated cross-border humanitarian aid operations in Syria, 4.1 million aid recipients wait to see whether Russia will finally veto their last remaining lifeline. With stakes at their highest since 2014, relevant actors within the international community can revert to established legal positions surrounding…

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