Annahita Moradi


Specialist in


International Human Rights

Annahita’s practice covers a wide range of issues from arbitrary detention abroad, hostage-taking, enforced disappearance, torture, capital punishment, due process interference, international sanctions, diplomatic protection, through to indigenous rights to property and natural resources. Her cases predominantly concern countries in the Middle East and Africa, and involve a range of domestic and international mechanisms including communications before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and other UN and regional human rights systems. Annahita works with domestic and international NGOs, victims, affected families, and lawyers in different jurisdictions.

Domestic Human Rights

Annahita represents individuals detained under immigration powers, and has made successful judicial review representations in respect of Home Office decisions. A former criminal defence barrister, Annahita has extensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure; with a strong record of successes including stopping prosecutions following disclosure and public interest arguments. Annahita welcomes instructions in civil liberties matters, particularly those involving police custody, prisons, and Immigration Removal Centres.


BPTC, University of Law, 2015 – 2016
MA Legal and Political Theory, UCL, 2014 – 2015
LLB, SOAS, 2011 – 2014

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association (Member)
Arab Regional Forum, IBA (Member)
Human Rights Law Committee, IBA (Member)
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (Member)




Princes of Wales Scholarship, BPTC, £16000
Performance Award, BPTC, £1000