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Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed v Abdulmagid Breish (2019)


Under the "one voice" doctrine, whereby if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office chose to recognise somebody as the executive authority of a foreign state then the court could not second-guess the recognition, the lawfulness or validity under foreign law of the acts of the recognised foreign government could not be challenged by submitting that that government was not lawfully constituted under the foreign law.



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10 Jul 2019

QBD (Comm)
Andrew Baker J

[2019] 7 WLUK 126; LTL 11/7/2019 

Benjamin John
Christopher Pymont QC