UK P&I Club N.V. & anr (claimants/appellants) v Republica Bolivariana De Venezuela (defendant/respondent)

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 December 2023

By Appellant’s Notice filed on 18 November 2022, the Claimants appeal, with permission, the Order of Sir Ross Cranston dated 5 August 2022.

Background – This appeal concerns whether the violation of Article 6(1) ECHR by the statutory prohibition on (anti-suit) injunctive relief in s. 13(2)(a) of the State Immunity Act 1978 (“SIA”) can be justified, by reference to customary international law or domestic public policy, as pursing “a legitimate objective by proportionate means”.

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