#JusticeforAnton Campaign to launch on 1 April 2021

29 March 2021

Photojournalist Anton Hammerl was killed by Gaddafi loyalists on 5 April 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya. Anton’s remains have never been located and there has been no investigation into the circumstances of his death or the aftermath, when, for over six weeks, his family was falsely led to believe by the Libyan authorities that he was alive and well. As the ten-year anniversary of his death approaches, a decade with no action, no answers and no accountability, Anton’s widow, Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl has instructed a legal team from Doughty Street Chambers (CaoilfhionnGallagher QC, Tatyana Eatwell and Catherine Meredith).

Hear from Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl about why she has chosen to renew her fight for justice for Anton ten years on, and from legal counsel, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, about what this will entail.

They will be joined by Rebecca Vincent, Director of International Campaigns, Reporters Without Borders, and Diane Foley, mother of deceased journalist, James Foley, who was working with Anton on the day he died, and was an eyewitness to his killing. She is the President and Founder of the James W Foley Legacy Foundation. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, will chair the event.


• 13.00 – 14.00 hrs (BST, UK time), Thursday 1 April 2021

• 14.00 – 15.00 hrs (SAST, South Africa time), Thursday 1 April 2021

• 08.00 – 09.00 hrs (EDT, New York and Washington DC, USA time), Thursday 1 April 2021

Chair: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Doughty Street Chambers and Director, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

Speakers will include:

• Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl, widow of Anton Hammerl and journalist

• Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers, counsel for Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl

• Diane Foley, President and founder, James W Foley Legacy Foundation

• Rebecca Vincent, Director of International Campaigns, Reporters Without Borders

Attendance Details

This briefing will take place on Zoom. Please note that this is an on-record briefing for journalists, supporters and all those interested in learning more about the campaign – preregistration is essential.

For media enquiries or further information regarding the content of the briefing please contact Bronwyn Friedlander, Justice for Anton campaign, on +44 (0) 7939 320 759 or bronwyn.friedlander@gmail.com.

For any technical queries regarding the webinar/ briefing event on 1st April, please email events@doughtystreet.co.uk.

Register your place here.

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