John Jones QC specialises in extradition, war crimes and counter-terrorism.
He has acted as Counsel in 5 cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("ICTY") - in two cases (Naser Oric and Ante Gotovina/Mladan Markac), his clients were acquitted of all charges on appeal. Two of his other ICTY cases were not completed due to the death of the acused (Mehmed Alagic and Rasim Delic). In the fifth case, he appeared as Counsel as part of the amicus curiae team (Krajisnik). John was also the first head of the Defence Office of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) and legal officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), contributing to the first Judgment on genocide. He is currently one of only 8 counsel assigned as defence counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), established to try those allegedly responsible for the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in an explosion on 14 February 2005.