Appointment of New International Co-Lawyer for Ms. Im Chaem

The Defence Support Section (“DSS”) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”) has assigned Mr. Wayne Jordash QC of the United Kingdom as the foreign Co-Lawyer to represent Ms. Im Chaem in Case 004/01.
Mr. Jordash is a London-based barrister specialising in international crimes and other serious criminal offences. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1995 and has been a Queen’s Counsel since 2014. The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia has admitted him to practice before the ECCC. Mr. Jordash has extensive experience in criminal proceedings before international courts, having represented defendants at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He has also worked at the ECCC as a legal consultant for the DSS in 2008-2009. Prior to concentrating on international law, Mr. Jordash had an extensive criminal defence practice in British courts. Alongside his criminal defence work, he has provided legal advice on international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law to a number of states and international organisations. He has also lectured and published substantially on these issues.
Mr. Jordash will represent Ms. Im Chaem together with Mr. Bit Seanglim, who was assigned in December 2013 as her national Co-Lawyer. Mr Jordash will replace Mr. John Jones who passed away in April 2016. In making the assignment, the DSS took into consideration Ms. Im Chaem’s expressed preferences and all the applicable conflict waivers.

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