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08 Aug
2019

Omnia Strategy’s Chair, Cherie Blair CBE, QC highlights Arbitrary Detention: The Risks of Conducting Business Abroad

Omnia Strategy’s Cherie Blair CBE (Cherie Booth Q.C.) and Adam Smith-Anthony join counsel Jennifer Robinson (Doughty Street Chambers) and other experts to share their concerns about the arbitrary detention and ongoing…
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01 Aug
2019

The law catches up: Vendanta and parent company liability in the UK

Cherie Blair CBE, QC and Gabrielle Holly of Omnia Strategy LLP write about acting probono for the International Commission of Jurists and the CORE Coalition as interveners in a high profile UK Supreme…
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29 Jul
2019

NGO Concern at Kuwait’s Mistreatment of Marsha Lazareva.

On 18 July 2019, two NGOs, No Peace Without Justice (“NPWJ”) and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (“IADL”) made submissions to the UN Human Rights Council as part of…
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26 Jun
2019

International human rights experts concerned about growing trend of arbitrary detention of foreign nationals abroad

Geneva, 26 June, 2019 – Yesterday, Cherie Blair CBE, QC hosted a high-profile discussion in Geneva to coincide with the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. The expert…
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24 Jun
2019

Further inexplicable delay from Kuwait Courts in Marsha Lazareva’s case continues to raise concerns after next hearing is postponed.

Kuwait, 24 June, 2019 – On Sunday, June 23rd, the Kuwait Court of Appeal finally heard evidence from the defence in the case of Marsha Lazareva and Saeed Dashti. This…
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29 May
2019

Cherie Blair Saw The Positive Difference A Meaningful Engagement With Local Communities Can Have.

Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP   Two weeks ago I was in Cox’s Bazar, a thriving coastal city on…
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23 May
2019

Omnia Strategy takes Marsha Lazareva’s case to the United Nations.

Omnia Strategy has today, 23 May 2019, filed a petition of complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, requesting an investigation into the detention and treatment of…
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02 May
2019

Gabrielle Holly provides commentary on Manus Island class action and Australia as a forum for transnational human rights litigation.

Senior Associate Gabrielle Holly is participating in an online symposium for the Business and Human Rights Journal on business, human rights and extraterritoriality. In her most recent post she considers…
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30 Apr
2019

Omnia Strategy’s Gabrielle Holly contributes to first legal symposium in Vedanta.

Omnia Strategy’s Gabrielle Holly has contributed to the first legal symposium on the much anticipated decision of the UK Supreme Court in Vedanta Resources PLC and anor v Lungowe and ors…
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10 Apr
2019

Gabrielle Holly analyses the UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Vedanta Resources PLC and anor v Lungowe and ors.

This morning, the Supreme Court delivered its much anticipated judgment in Vedanta Resources PLC and anor v Lungowe and ors. In a unanimous decision, the court found that a claim brought…
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