Mr Justice McCloskey

Immigration & Asylum Chamber President

Mr Justice McCloskey was appointed as President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in October 2013.   A Judge of the High Court in Northern Ireland since 2008, he was Chairman of the Northern Ireland Law Commission from 2009 to 2012 and is a former Deputy Chairman of the Boundary Commission of Northern Ireland.  He is also Judge in Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast.

He is the author of “The Human Rights Act 1998: Recurring Themes and Principles” and of various other papers in the fields of human rights law, EU law,  public law, extradition law, immigration law, asylum law,  procurement law, planning and environmental law, judgment writing, advocacy and procedural law.