Wayne Jordash specializes in humanitarian law, international criminal and human rights law and transitional justice related issues. He has represented individuals in the UK, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). Clients have included a mayor (Baglishema) and a prominent businessman (Bagaragaza) at the ICTR and the leader of the Sierra Leonean Revolutionary United Front (RUF) (Sesay). He also acted as a consultant at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) advising on a range of international law issues relevant to the defence of former Khmer Rouge members of the Pol Pot regime, including the deputy to Pol Pot (Nuon Chea) and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khieu Samphan. He has published widely in international journals and textbooks. Current work includes: acting as the lead counsel at the ICTY defending Jovica Stanišić, the first intelligence chief to be tried by an international criminal tribunal; representing the Libyan Government in their admissibility challenge at the ICC; acting as a consultant on the appeal in the case of Sagahutu convicted in 2011 at the ICTR for the crime of killing UN peacekeepers at the outset of the Rwandan genocide; consultant to ICJ’s African Regional Program (pursuing domestic prosecutions of international crimes) and advising an accused at the Bosnian State War Crimes Court on charges relating to superior responsibility. He is also a consultant to the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR), advising on a range of international, criminal and human rights law issues for the NGO that works to promote democracy and human rights throughout Cambodia.
Dr. Guénaël Mettraux acts as Defense counsel before international criminal jurisdictions. Over the past decade, he has represented several high-ranking military and civilian leaders accused of international crimes, including General Sefer Halilović (former Commander of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ljube Boškoski (former Minister of Interior of the Republic of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and General Ante Gotovina (General in the Croatian Army). He is now one of eight counsel representing defendants before the first international terrorism Tribunal (the Special Tribunal for Lebanon). He also acts as consultant before the International Criminal Court (including in the case Prosecutor v Jean-Pierre Bemba), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (including in the case The Prosecutor v Mico Stanišić), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (including in the case The Prosecutor v Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Thirith and Ieng Sary), as well as for a number of NGOs. He has advised on various issues pertaining to regulatory regimes, criminal trials, legislations and transitional justice. Dr. Mettraux has recently been appointed as Professor of Law at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). He is also a Guest Professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He has published extensively in the field of international criminal law. His scholarly works include three books: “International Crimes and the ad hoc Tribunals (OUP, 2005), “Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial” (OUP, 2008) and “The Law of Command Responsibility” (OUP, 2009), which was awarded the Lieber Prize from the American Society of International Law. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and the Board of Editors of the International Criminal Law Review.
Amal Alamuddin is a barrister specialising in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. She has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the UK and US. She is fluent in French and Arabic and has particular expertise in international criminal law and the Middle East region.
Amal’s cases include Cambodia v Thailand (representing Cambodia at the International Court of Justice in Temple of Preah Vihear territorial claim ); Prosecutor v Senussi and Gaddafi (representing Abdallah Al Senussi, former Libyan intelligence chief, in case of alleged crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court); Tymoshenko v Ukraine (representing Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister, in human rights claim at the European Court of Human Rights); Sweden v Assange (representing Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, in extradition proceedings at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, London); Prosecutor v Ayyash et al (as member of prosecution team in case against four persons accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon); and Prosecutor v Milosevic (as judicial assistant to Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding Judge on trial of former Head of State Slobodan Milosevic at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia).
Amal also provides advice to governments and individuals on international law, and has been appointed to a number of UN commissions. She was an adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on the Syrian peace process in 2012. She acts as Counsel to the Inquiry launched by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations. And she was a legal adviser to the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor Cherif Bassiouni in 2011.
John Jones is a barrister who specialises in the law of extradition, war crimes and counter-terrorism. From 1995 to the present, John has practiced as an international criminal lawyer at the war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Rwanda (ICTR) and Sierra Leone (SCSL). He has appeared as counsel in five separate cases at the ICTY (Mehmed Alagic, Naser Oric, Momcilo Krajisnik, Rasim Delic and Mladen Markac). John has written the leading textbook on international criminal law, “International Criminal Practice” (3rd edition, Oxford University Press: 2003) and is co-editor, with Antonio Cassese and Paola Gaeta, of The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2002) He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1992. He is also admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, USA and the Kingdom of Cambodia.