5 Essex Court

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

Human Rights

Peter joined 5 Essex Court with several years’ experience of international human rights law.  He has a growing Caribbean human rights practice.  He was recently part of the legal team that successfully challenged Trinidad and Tobago’s laws that criminalise homosexuality, in Jones v AG Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently instructed to represent a couple in a same-sex marriage challenge in a British Overseas Territory.

Peter previously worked for a London-based NGO that brought strategic human rights litigation.  There, he assisted claimants in domestic litigation in Commonwealth countries, produced policy documents for use by UK Government departments and EU Institutions, gave written and oral evidence at a UK Parliamentary Inquiry on human rights violations, and advised on mechanisms to enforce international human rights obligations.