Stephen Allen

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Stephen Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a Co-Director of the Centre for European & International Legal Affairs at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a qualified barrister and has recently joined 5 Essex Court Chambers as a Door Tenant.

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The Oral Hearings in ‘Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965’

The oral hearings in the advisory proceedings concerning the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 took place at the ICJ last week. Readers will recall the two questions posed by the General Assembly in its request for an Advisory Opinion (Resolution 71/292) and the procedural and propriety issues raised…

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Non-State Actors and Non-Refoulement: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Zain Taj Dean

Lord Advocate v. Zain Taj Dean [2017] UKSC 44 concerned an extradition request, made by the Republic of China in Taiwan (‘ROC’). Dean, a British national, had lived in Taiwan for many years. In 2011, he was convicted for manslaughter, drunk-driving and leaving the scene of an accident by an ROC court. While on bail, pending an…

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