Leading Human Rights specialist Ben Emmerson QC joins Monckton Chambers

08 Jan 2019

We welcome Ben Emmerson QC, who joins Monckton Chambers from Matrix Chambers.

Specialising in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law, Ben Emmerson QC was the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights from 2011 to 2017. He has 25 years of experience litigating before international courts and tribunals including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He is also a deputy High Court Judge, a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple and an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford.

Philip Moser QC, joint Head of Monckton Chambers, spoke for all the members in saying: “This is an exciting development for Monckton Chambers and members are pleased that Ben Emmerson QC, who has pioneered human rights law in the UK, has chosen to join Monckton’s human rights team. Ben’s arrival will further strengthen our set’s reputation for human rights law and provide an additional dimension to the wider Monckton practice, where we look forward to developing work at the intersection of commercial and public law.”