The Defence Support Section (DSS) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is deeply saddened to share the tragic news of the death of John R.W.D. Jones, QC who served as foreign Co-Lawyer for Ms. IM Chaem.
John was an inspiring and brilliant lawyer and an amazing person to work with. He had experience practising at all the major international criminal courts and tribunals and had published and lectured extensively.
He was admired for his professionalism, sincerity, and humility by all in the field, prosecution, chambers, civil parties and defence. His contribution to the case and commitment to international criminal justice as a whole set an example for us all. John will be sorely missed.
To his family, friends, and colleagues, the IM Chaem Defence, the DSS, and the Office of Administration of the ECCC, express their sincere condolences.