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Daniel Gadelrab
Guernica 37

Called 2015



Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2015, Daniel is specialised in International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law, as applied in proceedings before international courts and tribunals.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Daniel completed an LLM in Public International Law at Utrecht University in The Netherlands where he wrote his thesis examining the many legal issues surrounding the Israeli military blockade of the Gaza strip under International Humanitarian Law, including an in-depth analysis of the legal framework governing the conflict under international law.

Following this he worked as an intern and then Legal Assistant on two major war crimes cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, joining the defence team for Ramush Haradinaj, Former Prime Minster of Kosovo and Commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army, on trial for war crimes, before later joining the UN appointed standby defence team for the Radovan Karadzic, who was standing trial for some of the most serious charges to come before the tribunals: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. He also spent time interning for barristers at 9 Bedford Row International on the defence case of Uhuru Kenyatta, former President of Kenya, standing trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.


Following this Daniel won a prestigious scholarship, the Steen Award, from Gray’s Inn, and completed the BPTC at City Law School. During his BPTC he taught a competitive debating course to inmates at Pentonville Prison and Feltham Young Offenders institute.

Daniel also has a keen interest in Business and Innovation. Following call to the Bar in 2015, he spent several years working in start-ups in Germany both in a legal and business development capacity, before building and, for several years, running a successful marking company in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. During this time he engaged in rigorous contractual negotiations to form a partnership with a major global corporation, and gained experience of corporate law in the UAE, establishing both mainland and freezone corporate structures in the country. He has a particular interest in Business and Human Rights and in methodologies used to investigate and ensure that consumer supply chains stay free of human rights abuses, and minimise their environmental impact.


LLM, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Bar Vocational Course, The City Law School, London

LLB with European, Comparative & International Law College of Law, University of Sheffield


Arabic (conversational)


Memberships and Associations

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Bar of England and Wales (called 2015)

International Bar Association
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF)
Emirates Legal Network.



International Criminal Law

International Human Rights Law

International Humanitarian Law

Public International Law

Corporate Law (UAE)

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