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Anna Rubbi
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Called 2022



Anna Rubbi is a Member of the Bar of England and Wales and a Member of G37 Chambers. Anna accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas, specifically in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Law.

Anna has a mixed domestic and international practice and accepts instructions in most of Chambers’ practice areas. She has over five years’ experience working in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Immigration and Refugee Law, and International Trade Law.

Domestically, Anna has experience in Immigration Litigation, Sanctions,  Crime, and more generally, Public Law, Judicial Review and Human Rights Litigation.


International instructions

Anna has worked on matters before international courts and tribunals, including within a defence team at the the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, and as an Assistant Legal Officer at the Office of the President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Anna has further advised on matters before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Anna consults on wide-reach and complex international matters, including in relation unilateral sanctions and corruption. She has particular focus in arms supply chain accountability.


She has also advised the UK Government, in her capacity as a lawyer for the Government Legal Department, on drafting, negotiation and domestic compliance with numerous international treaties spanning human rights, private international law and FTAs, with an interest in international taxation.


Domestic instructions

Public law: advisory and judicial review

Anna regularly represents the UK Government in public law matters, with a strong focus on immigration, asylum law, and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as well as in unlawful detention claims.


In her time in two Government ministries, Anna has advised clients on the compatibility of domestic law with chapters in FTAs, private international law disputes before UK courts, and domestic human rights disputes concerning Articles 2, 8 and 9 ECHR.

She has represented the Legal Aid Agency in disputes before the Contract Review Body.


While on secondment undertaking her Second Six at Chambers, Anna assisted with drafts of skeleton arguments, applications and advices in a variety of areas, including state immunity, competition law, and sanctions. She undertook the Pupils’ Second Six advocacy training.


Crime and extradition

Anna receives instructions in crime and extradition matters, and represents clients in the magistrates’ and Crown Court.


Career and background

Prior to joining Chambers, Anna worked for the UK Government Legal Department, first as a pupil, and then as a qualified Barrister, working across international trade law, private and public international  law and criminal justice, and immigration and asylum law.


Between 2019 and 2021, Anna worked as an intern, and subsequently, for over a year, as an Assistant Legal Officer, in the Office of the President at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. Anna interned on a Defence Team at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague.


During her studies, Anna specialised in Public International Law, including Treaty Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law. During her LLM at Leiden University (2018 – 2019), Anna and her University’s team won the 2019 edition of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, with Anna mooting in the final.


At undergraduate level, Anna received the highest mark of the year for Criminal Evidence, and the highest mark on her LLB track: Law (International and European). She wrote her dissertation on Lethal Autonomous Weapons in 2017 – 2018 and mooted on the University’s team in the European Court of Human Rights Moot Court Competition (2018).



The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association

Human Rights Lawyers Association

Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum

Advocates for International Development



LLB Law (International and European) (Hons., First Class), The University of Sheffield, with study abroad at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

LLM Public International Law (Cum Laude), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Bar Practice Course, Inns of Court College of Advocacy (Merit)


Appointments and Awards

Exhibition Scholarship, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition 2019, Winning Team. Recipient of Best Overall Speaker award

The University of Sheffield: Eve Cohen Evidence Prize and E&I Prize



Public International Law

Government Advisory Work


International Human Rights Law

International Criminal Law

International Trade Law



English (fluent)

Spanish (mother tongue)

French (conversational)

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