Karim A. A. Khan QC

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Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC is a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers and took silk in 2011. Karim combines a practice at the national and international levels in public law and human rights. He specialises in international criminal law, acting on behalf of governments, Heads of States, political leaders, military officers and victims before all the International Criminal Courts (ICC). His advisory work includes acting in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). His international work encompasses advisory work in many foreign jurisdictions, embracing matters such as the right of return, issues of nationality and citizenship and property rights under international law and the ECHR. Karim is currently representing the Minister of Transport and Communications in the first European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo. Domestically he has significant experience in asylum and immigration work and has acted for the Home Office and for applicants in numerous cases at all levels. To this he adds experience in sports law and is the Legal Advisor to the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

Karim was called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1992 and later attended Wolfson College, Oxford, for doctoral studies in Law. He worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor at the British Law Commission between 1997 and 2000, served as a Legal Adviser to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He was later defence counsel before Special Courts in East Timor, Sierra Leone and Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Karim is also an approved counsel to act for the Attorney General.