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    Richard Hermer QC

Richard Hermer is a barrister specialising in international human rights. His cases against government have included representation of victims tortured during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, claims against the security services for involvement in Guantanamo Bay and the CIA extraordinary rendition programme and claims against the UK for abuses committed in Kenya during the Colonial period. Richard has also been instructed on behalf of communities across the globe in claims against multinational corporations for wide spread environmental damage and complicity in human rights violations including a recent $100 million settlement against Shell for pollution of a community in the Niger Delta.