Miranda Rushton

Senior Associate


Miranda read law at University College London and trained at a leading City law firm, where she qualified in 2003. To pursue her interest in international law, Miranda studied for an LLM in Public International Law at University College London in 2009/2010. After obtaining her Masters with Distinction, she worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, and in the Appeals Chamber of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

Miranda joined Carter-Ruck’s international law team in March 2012. She advises on matters with an international law or diplomatic dimension including UN, EU and domestic sanctions-related matters. She also has experience of investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and commercial litigation in the English High Court and internationally. Miranda has been described in the Public International Law section of the Legal 500 as “excellent for [her] intelligence and skills”.

Miranda is currently advising Al Jazeera Media Network in its significant investment treaty claim against Egypt arising out of events following the military coup of July 2013. The claim is being brought under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C. pursuant to the 1999 Egypt-Qatar Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Miranda has represented and advised many clients who have challenged the imposition of targeted sanctions in a range of fora including the General Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg and before the United Nations Office of the Ombudsperson in New York, as well as through less formal engagement with relevant agencies. She is currently acting for individuals subject to EU sanctions imposed in the wake of the Arab Spring, including representing them before the Court of Justice of the European Union in applications to annul these sanctions.

Since 2012, Miranda has, with Guy Martin, coordinated international efforts by Saudi Arabian businessman and philanthropist Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi to overturn targeted sanctions made in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. Miranda advised Mr Kadi in relation to his de-listing petition to the UN Ombudsperson which resulted in UN Security Council Sanctions against him being lifted in October 2012.

Miranda also advised Mr Kadi on his second successful annulment application to the Court of Justice of the EU against the EU restrictive measures imposed upon him. The ECJ gave judgment in favour of Mr Kadi in July 2013, confirming the General Court’s annulment of the EU restrictive measures imposed upon him. The Kadi case has generated widespread comment about the relationship between International and European Law, and is considered to be the landmark decision of the European Courts in the law relating to sanctions. Miranda is currently advising Mr Kadi in relation to related civil litigation in the Southern District of New York.

Miranda is a member of Chatham House and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Miranda speaks fluent French.

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