Wayne Jordash QC

Wayne JordashWayne 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.