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Wayne Jordash QC

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Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Practice encompasses all aspects of domestic and international criminal law including war crimes; crimes against humanity, genocide, offences against the person (murder, grievous bodily harm etc), drug importation, robbery, prisoners’ rights and actions against the police. He has conducted criminal trials in various jurisdictions, including representation at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the Privy Council. Wayne is regularly consulted by a range of institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations to advise on a range of international criminal and human rights law issues. International Criminal Law Cases include: Prosecutor v Staniši and other, Lead Counsel, (June 2009 – present), International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Defendant was the Head of State Security, alleged to have been the second highest in command of the Milosevi led government during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes; Prosecutor v Bagaragaza, Defence Counsel, (June 2008 to June 2009), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Defendant was the head of the state owned tea industry prior to the Rwandan genocide in 1994, charged with genocide and war crimes; Prosecution v Sesay, Lead Defence Counsel, (2003 – 2009), Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). Mr Sesay was the Leader of the Revolutionary United Front, charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes; Prosecution v Baglishema, Defence Counsel, (May 2000 – August 2002), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Mr Baglishema, was a district mayor during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder and extermination. General Crime examples include: R v Redfern, Junior Counsel, (June 1999), Leicester Crown Court. Prosecution of a senior police officer following a 2 year investigation by the National Crime Squad into alleged corruption by serving police officers; R v Duberry, Junior Counsel, (January 1999), Hull Crown Court. Prosecution of high profile footballers from Leeds United for Violent Disorder and Grievous Bodily Harm (“The Leeds Football Case”); R v Brown, Counsel, (January – March 1998). Prosecution of Violent disorder at the London Notting Hill Carnival. See reported case: Brown, The Times August 25, 2000 – The mens rea of Violent Disorder; Osman v. DPP, Defence Counsel, (July 1997). Prosecution of Affray. See reported case: Osman v. DPP, The Independent (C.S.) July 26, 1997 DC – The unlawful exercise of statutory powers to search without arrest.

Career

Called: 1995. Publications of note: co-author, The Right to be Informed of the Nature and Cause of the Charges: A Potentially Formidable Jurisprudential Legacy – Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals (2010) – published by Oxford University Press; co-author, Failure to Carry the Burden of Proof: How Joint Criminal Enterprise Lost its Way at the Special Court for Sierra Leone – Journal of International Criminal Justice, (May 2010); co-author, Trials in Absentia at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Incompatibility with International Human Rights Law – Journal of International Criminal Justice, (2010); co-author, Due Process and Fair Trial Rights at the Special Court: How the Desire for Accountability Outweighed the Demands of Justice at the Special Court for Sierra Leone – Leiden Journal of International Law, 23 (2010); author, The Practice of ‘Witness Proofing’ in International Criminal Tribunals: Why the International Criminal Court Should Prohibit the Practice – Leiden Journal of International Law, 22 (2009).pp. 501-523.

Education

North Axholme, Crowle; Lancaster University (1991, BSc, psychology, 1991); Guildhall University (1992, CPE, commendation); Inns of Court School of Law (1994, BVC, pass).

Leisure

Travel and sport.


London Bar

International crime and extradition

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