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Eric Metcalfe
Barrister at Monckton Chambers


Dr Eric Metcalfe is a barrister at Monckton Chambers in London specialising in human rights, public law and international law. After completing his D.Phil in law at the University of Oxford he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1999. Between 2003 and 2011, he was the director of human rights policy at JUSTICE, one of the leading human rights organisations in the UK, and has been involved in many of the key cases before the UK courts involving national security over the last decade, including A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2) (2005), Binyam Mohamed v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2010), and Al Rawi and others v Security Service and others (2011). His publications include Intercept Evidence (2006), Secret Evidence (2009), Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age (2011), and 'Terror Reason and Rights' in Civil Liberties, National Security and Prospects for Consensus (2012). He is also editor of Current Law Statutes Annotated for the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 (Sweet & Maxwell).