International Criminal law and Human Rights

On Wednesday 5 April 2017, the South Eastern Circuit is co-hosting an event with the Human Rights Lawyers Association on International Law and Human Rights. This event will examine how international criminal law is used to protect human rights. We are pleased to announce three great speakers, Wayne Jordash QC, Megan Hirst, and Richard J Rogers who will be covering the situations in which they are using ICL to protect human rights in Ukraine, Cambodia, and for the victims of international crimes.  There will a Q & A session and a drinks reception following the talk.

Event?                                     SEC & HRLA ‘International Criminal law and Human Rights’ (CPD Available)

When?                                     6.30pm, Wednesday 5 April 2017

Where?                                   Parliament Chamber, Middle Temple




Wayne Jordash QC

Wayne is a world leading international humanitarian and human rights law expert with unparalleled experience across the globe, regularly advising governments, including the Bangladeshi, Libyan, Serbian and Vietnamese governments, on their compliance with IHL and IHRL. He has acted as an advisor to the Principal Defender at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in relation to the defence of former Khmer Rouge members of the Pol Pot regime.

Wayne is currently based in Ukraine and he is working on matters there in relation to the conflict there. He will be speaking about this.


Megan Hirst

Megan worked as a judge’s associate in the Federal Court of Australia and spent several years in East Timor, where she first served as an international legal advisor to the national truth commission and for the International Center for Transitional Justice. Megan spent six years in The Hague working at the ICC and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, specialising in victims' participation and reparations. Megan is currently one of a team of lawyers representing victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army before the International Court in the case of The Prosecutor v Dominic Ongwen. 

Megan will be speaking on the representation of victims in international criminal law.


Richard J Rogers

Richard is a qualified lawyer in California, England & Wales, and Cambodia. He has held senior positions in the UN and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), dealing with war crimes, human rights and legal development. He was the OSCE’s Chief legal system monitor in post-conflict Kosovo, the Principal Defender at the UN’s Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and the head of legal support for the Appeals Chamber at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Richard has recently submitted a communication to the ICC on behalf of a number of Cambodian victims of land grabbing. He will be speaking about this.