The case of the day is R. ex rel. Freedom & Justice Party v. Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, [2018] EWCACiv 1719. I can’t do any better than the court did in stating the facts: The appellants are former members of the Egyptian government. Egypt has neither signed nor ratified the [UN Convention on Special Missions]. They contended that a person whom we will refer to as Lt. General Hegazy had been responsible for torture in the course of events which led to the downfall of the government of which they were members. In 2015 the FCO accepted the visit of Lt. General Hegazy and other members of his delegation as a special mission. The appellants requested that he be arrested.…

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