Contact Carl Buckley:

Telephone +44 20 3984 6244

Email clerks@guernica37.com

24Hr Emergency No.: +44 7935 302030

Carl Buckley (Chambers Director) | Guernica 37

Carl is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and a former Solicitor. He is a member of Chambers and currently serves as Chambers Director on the Management Committee. Carl is a Barrister with an established domestic and international practice. As a former solicitor, he spent the first 10 years of his career specialising in domestic crime, representing individuals across the full spectrum of offences, from driving matters, to murder and terrorism.

Carl also successfully developed and headed one of the largest prison law departments in the country, specialising in life sentence/IPP prisoners, and associated Human Rights claims, including the rights of citizens detained abroad.

Having transferred to the Bar, Carl is now instructed by individuals, NGOs, and foreign Governments, advising on issues such as Judicial Reform, international crime investigations, international human rights, claims to the UN system of protection, and the submission of complaints in various jurisdictions under the principles of Universal Jurisdiction.

Domestically, Carl is instructed regularly on issues arising out of UK prisons, the rights of victims, the right to privacy, and associated human rights actions before domestic courts, and the European Court of Human Rights.

Carl also pursues cases before the Civil courts, seeking compensation for individuals, particularly in cases involving the Human Rights Act, and the GDPR.

Carl is a regular contributor to a number of media outlets, including Al Jazeera, authoring articles, and commentating on various human rights issues internationally.

Carl is Direct Access qualified, and able to appropriate instructions direct from members of the public.

Current International Instructions Include:

  • Along with other members of Chambers, instructed by an international NGO, to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Libya.  Two Article 15 communications have been submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court on the issue so far;

  • Part of the team instructed by the Government of Pakistan, tasked with an investigation into money laundering and corruption;

  • Part of the team instructed to represent Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, an opposition political party, members of which have been tried before the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh;

  • An instruction to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and torture being committed in the Egypt; and

  • Investigation of allegations of torture being committed in the UAE.

Notable Current Domestic Instructions:

  • R (on the application of Patterson) v. The Secretary of State for Justice – an application for Judicial Review following the failure to progress the Claimant.

  • Roy Davies v. Care UK Health & Rehabilitation Services Limited – a claim for compensation in the County Court concerning violations of Article 8.

  • Matthew Woodgate v. The Ministry of Justice – a claim for compensation following a breach of the Data Protection Act.

Notable Past International Instructions Include:

  • Contributing author to the amicus curiae brief, requesting a Presidential pardon for Chelsea Manning, granted by President Obama at the end of his term of office;

  • Contributing author to the amicus curiae brief submitted to the International Criminal Court concerning the question of jurisdiction on the situation in Myanmar regarding the Rohingya.

  • Contributing author to the amicus curiae brief submitted to the International Criminal Court concerning the question of jurisdiction on the situation in Palestine and the Occupied Territories.

  • Filing of submissions to the UN Commission of Inquiry following Operation Protective Edge in Gaza;

  • Training of Palestinian Lawyers in Jerusalem;

  • Instructed by Dr. Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt, to file a submission with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary detention, and other relevant special rapporteurs.

  • Part of the legal team advising on the Syrian  ‘Caesar’ evidence;

  • Previously instructed with other members of Chambers, by the Government of the Maldives, to advise on Judicial and Legislative reform.

 

Notable Past Domestic Instructions:

  • R (on the application of Lydiard) v. Secretary of State for Justice – an application for Judicial review concerning the legality of Licence Conditions.

  • R (on the application of Dale) v. DPP – an application for Judicial Review concerning issues of disclosure post conviction.

  • Michael Bostock v. Secretary of State for Justice – A successful claim for compensation in the County Court following the failure to release the Claimant on Home Detention Curfew.

 

Full CV available on request.

Carl can be contacted through Chambers dedicated clerks team via E-mail or by Telephone +44 20 3984 6244.

Areas of Expertise

Languages

English

French

Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers

The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SL

 

Tel: +44 20 3984 6244

Email: clerks@guernica37.com

24Hr Emergency number: +44 7935 302030

 

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