Martin Garbus, who leads the Eaton & Van Winkle Civil Rights Law Group, won a legal victory in Great Britain on November 11. Rene Gonzalez, one of the “Cuban Five” represented by Mr. Garbus had initially been refused a visa by the British Department Of State after he was invited to address Parliament. On November 11, 2015, the British Court of Appeals granted Mr. Gonzalez a visa.
The appeal had the backing of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell. The appeal’s success was based on the fact that the original denial was in violation of the freedom to receive and impart information under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.