The American Lawyer: After World Court Win, This Debevoise Partner Is (Almost) a Celebrity in Doha

17 September 2018
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Debevoise partner Catherine Amirfar was recently featured in The AmLaw Litigation Daily for her groundbreaking work defending Qatar in their human rights suit against the UAE at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Her presence at the UN’s highest court left a lasting impression on those who viewed the broadcast on Aljazeera, especially on young women. “The idea of being part of inspiring the next generation…it’s an honor,” remarked Ms. Amirfar, commenting on the number of Qatari women who called her a role model after the proceedings..

The Debevoise team representing Qatar on the ICJ Application was led by partners Catherine Amirfar, Donald Francis Donovan, Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC and David W. Rivkin. The team successfully represented Qatar in July, with the Court ordering that the UAE must ensure that families including a Qatari who have been separated by its measures are reunited; Qatari students affected by the measures are given the opportunity to complete their education in the UAE or to obtain the necessary records to do so elsewhere; and Qataris affected by the measures must be allowed access to tribunals and other judicial organs.

Daily Dicta: After World Court Win, This Debevoise Partner Is (Almost) a Celebrity in Doha
By Jenna Greene
September 17, 2018