*R (on the application of Al Rabbat) v Westminster Magistrates' Court (HM Attorney General intervening)

Criminal law – Private prosecution. There was no prospect of the Supreme Court holding that the decision in R v Jones and others; Ayliffe and others v Director of Public Prosecutions; Swain v Director of Public Prosecutions ([2006] 2 All ER 741), that there was no crime of aggression under the law of England and Wales, had been wrong or the reasoning no longer applicable. Accordingly, the Divisional Court refused the claimant permission to seek judicial review of the defendant court's refusal of permission to issue a summons for a private prosecution of Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Lord Goldsmith.

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