Joshua Kern > 9BR Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

9BR Chambers
11/12 South Square, Gray's Inn


Joshua Kern is instructed in matters at the cutting edge of international criminal law and European extradition practice. His background is in landmark cases of historical importance, including: the trial of the Foreign Minister of the Khmer Rouge (Ieng Sary); the trial of the former Prime Minister of the Croat entity established in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war in the former Yugoslavia (Jadranko Prlić); the first trial at the ICC of an incumbent Head of State (President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya); the extradition of the former Defence Minister of the Republic of Georgia (David Kezerashvili).

He is currently instructed by both individuals as well as government and civil society organisations to represent them upon international criminal law and transnational criminal law matters.

Joshua is a participant in a range of pro bono activities and sits on the International Practice Committee of the Inner Temple. He lectures on international criminal law and has done so on ICC jurisdiction through 2020/2021


Called 2013 (admitted as a solicitor in 2008)

ICC List of Assistants to Counsel

American Bar Association’s International Criminal Justice Standards Advisory Group


Law Society

Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum

International Defence Associates


Modern History, University of Oxford (academic scholar)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Joshua Kern 9BR Chambers