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Edward Fitzgerald QC

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Edward Fitzgerald QC has an extensive International Law practice, involving public international law and international human rights law. He has represented the Belize government in its case against Guatemala; and advised governments of Kazakhstan, Ecuador and Qatar on matters of international law and human rights law. He has challenged governmental decisions in numerous cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the African Commission of Human Rights. He has also appeared for individuals challenging conduct of states in the European Court of Human Rights, the Privy Council and the domestic courts of the Eastern Caribbean, Belize, Bahamas and Trinidad. Edward’s notable cases in the European Court of Human Rights include: Othman v UK [2012] 55 EHRR 1, Mangouras v Spain [2012] 54 EHRR 25 Venables and Thompson v UK [2000] EHRR 121, Stafford v UK [2002] 35 EHRR 32, Johnson v UK [1999] 27 EHRR 296, Singh and Hussain v UK [1996] 22 EHRR 1, Portington v Greece, App. No. 28523/95, Scott v Spain [1997] 24 EHRR 391, and Steel and Others v UK [1999] 28 EHRR 60.

Edward has also been involved in the case of Young Vui Kong v DPP in Singapore challenging the mandatory death penalty. He is currently acting in one of the largest fraud cases in Trinidad, AG – Ferguson. His other recent international cases include the case of A-G of Belize v Zuniga and Others – Civil Appeal Nos 7, 9 and 10 of 2011 in Belize Court of Appeal.

Regional expertise

Language skills

French, Italian


International Institute of Strategic Studies, Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX


Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Chatham House, London