Ben Cooper is Joint Head of the DSC Extradition Team. He defended Gary McKinnon, acted for Haroon Aswat v UK, (where the European Court held extradition to the US would violate Article 3) and defended Richard O’Dwyer, securing the first UK-US DPA. He has defeated IRA and PKK requests and a terrorist death penalty prosecution in Uganda. He recently defeated a French EAW on Article 3 grounds, requests from the UAE, Turkey, and Moldova on Articles 6 and 3 grounds and in a landmark case prevailed on Article 2 grounds. In the Supreme Court he defeated a Polish EAW relying on Article 8 (rights of dependent children) and a Lithuanian EAW on jurisdictional grounds. He regularly advises on challenging Interpol Red Notices.

Ben was Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the year for 2012.

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  • Year Qualified



    University of Sussex


    Middle Temple Inns of Court


    BA (Hons)