Anthony Jones

Research Visitor, Hilary Term 2018


Anthony Jones practices as a barrister at 4 New Square chambers in Lincoln’s Inn and teaches law at the London School of Economics. Anthony has a substantial practice in human rights and international law, recently acting in the High Court in relation to the challenge to the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, in the General Court of the EU in relation to the EU-Turkey refugee deal, in the European Court of Human Rights in five cases relating variously to media freedom, surveillance, and property rights, in the constitutional courts of Turkey and The Gambia, before UN Special Procedures complaints bodies, and in the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States. Anthony also acted as junior counsel for the Coroner in the Hillsborough Stadium inquests, the longest inquests in British history.

Alongside his practice, Anthony has authored a range of legal reports for international bodies, including the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute report on the trial of former Malaysian Deputy PM, Anwar Ibrahim, and a report for the Ghanaian government analyzing the compliance of domestic legislation in Ghana with obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Prior to coming to the bar, Anthony was a Special Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Australia and the Attorney General of the State of New South Wales.

Anthony has an MA and BA in Chinese from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours and the University Medal (first in year), and a BA with First Class Honours and prizes from University College, Oxford. He was called as a barrister in 2011.