Wayne Jordash QC specialises in international criminal law and business and human rights. Having begun his career in the commercial field with Clifford Chance LLP, he has since practiced in most of the international courts, including the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ICC, ICTY, ICTR, SCSL and ECCC) as well as the International Court of Justice (ICJ). His advisory practice includes providing specialist advice to the Principle Defender on the Khmer Rouge cases at the ECCC, Human Rights Watch on qualified privilege for human rights workers, the International Commission of Jurists on the prospects of prosecuting a sitting head of state for alleged Crimes against Humanity and a Columbian NGO on the FARC and ICC related transitional justice issues.
Wayne is currently representing the Libyan government at the ICC on the Gaddafi and Al-Senussi cases and the Serbian Government at the ICJ defending a claim of genocide. He is also the appellate counsel for the Serbian government’s ex-Chief of State Security at the ICTY (following his successful defence at the trial level). Wayne is also advising UNDP on the compatibility of the Vietnamese Criminal Code with international human rights. He is also one of the founding partners of Globalrightscompliance LLP, a partnership specialising in business and human rights due diligence (http://globalrightscompliance.com) and has recently been appointed as the key expert in the Council of Europe’s business and human rights program for legal professionals.