Eugene O'Sullivan (born in Winnipeg, Canada) was admitted to the Law Society of the Province of British Columbia in 1989. Mr. O'Sullivan was admitted to the List of Defence Counsel of the STL in 2009; he has previously been authorized to appear before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as a foreign lawyer and was admitted to the list of defence counsel before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1996. Eugene O'Sullivan is noted for his substantial experience as a defence lawyer at the ICTY, where he successfully defended Milan Milutinović, former President of the Republic of Serbia. He also acted as defence counsel to the following individuals:
Mićo STANIŠIĆ, Minister of the Interior of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Miodrag JOKIĆ, Commander, 9th Military Naval Sector, Yugoslav Navy
Biljana PLAVŠIĆ, Member of the Presidency of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Milojica KOS, Policeman, Minister of the Interior of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zejnil DELALIĆ, Commander of the 1st Tactical Group, Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr. Aoun has been a lecturer at La Sagesse University (Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations) since 2001 and at Antonine University (Faculty of Publicity) since 2009. He has also worked as an official trainer at the human rights institute at the Beirut Bar Association since 2006 in the field of International Law and Human Rights.
Mr. Aoun is the author of several published legal studies regarding Lebanon's accession to the International Criminal Court, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and involvement of children in armed conflicts.
Mr. Aoun has a Bachelor's degree in Law from the St. Joseph University, a Bachelor's degree in Administrative and Political Sciences and in History. He holds one Master in Public and one in Private Law (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies en Droit Public et en Drot Privé).
Mr. Aoun has been assigned to protect the interest and rights of the accused Salim Ayyash in the case of Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
Mr Antoine Korkmaz, who was born on 17 January 1950 in Jouret Termos, Lebanon, has French and Lebanese nationality. He was admitted to the Paris Bar in France in 1982. He was admitted to the List of Counsel for the Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in 2011. Mr Korkmaz is a founding attorney and partner of the professional partnership of attorneys Robin & Korkmaz in Paris.
Mr Korkmaz has more than 20 years' experience as an attorney in private and public international law, telecommunications networks law, and in the field of international arbitration.
In 1975, Mr Korkmaz obtained a DESS post-graduate degree in law from the University of Paris-II. He also holds a degree in French law and Lebanese law from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, which he obtained in 1973.
Mr Korkmaz is co-author of an article which was published in Le Monde diplomatique in April 2007 entitiled "Lebanon: a court without the law" [Douteuse instrumentalisation de la justice internationale au Liban].
Mr Korkmaz is a member of the International Union of Lawyers.
Mr Korkmaz has been assigned to protect the interests and the rights of the accused Mr Mustafa Badreddine in the case of the Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
John RWD JONES
John RWD Jones (born 14 June 1967 in Wimbledon, United Kingdom) is a UK-based barrister specialising in war crimes, counter-terrorism and extradition. Mr. Jones was admitted to the list of defence counsel of the STL in 2009. Mr. Jones is admitted to practice law in England and Wales, in the District of Columbia, USA and in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
He has appeared as defence counsel in five separate war crimes cases (Mehmed Alagic, Naser Oric, Momcilo Krajisnik (as amicus),Rasim Delic and Mladen Markac).
He is co-author of the leading work on international criminal law, International Criminal Practice, published by Oxford University Press, which is now in its third edition.
Mr. Jones has practiced at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Mr Jones has published and lectured extensively on war crimes law. He has advised governments and international organisations on war crimes issues. He has also taught international criminal law at the London School of Economics.
Mr. Jones has been assigned to protect the interest and rights of the accused Mustafa Badreddine in the case of Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
Vincent Courcelle-Labrousse, who was born in Bourges, France, on 13 April 1967, was admitted to the Paris Bar in France in 1993. Mr Courcelle-Labrousse is a partner at the URBINO ASSOCIES practice in Paris, which has 15 attorneys. Mr Courcelle-Labrousse was admitted to the list of counsel for the Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in 2011; he was previously admitted to the list of counsel at the International Criminal Court and at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Mr Vincent Courcelle-Labrousse has built a solid reputation as a defence lawyer in both the national and international fields. He defended the following persons before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda:
- Jean Mpambara, Mayor of the Rukara Commune (acquitted)
In the French courts, Mr Courcelle-Labrousse has worked as a defence lawyer in terrorist cases (Atlas Asni, Chalabi and Kelkal) and as an attorney for the civil parties in the case of the assassination of the Prefect Claude Erignac. He has also represented the French national Richard Robert in Morocco in connection with the Casablanca bombings in 2003.
He wrote La Guerre du Rif Maroc 1921-1926 (Editions Tallandier 2008).
Mr Vincent Courcelle-Labrousse was appointed in order to protect the interests and the rights of the accused Mr Hassan Hussein Oneissi in the case of the Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
Mr. Yasser HASSAN
Mr. Yasser Hassan (born 2 April 1963 in Port Said, Egypt) was admitted to the Egyptian Bar Association in 1987. Mr. Hassan was admitted to the list of defence counsel of the STL in 2010. He is an Attorney at Law in the Cassation Court with 24 years of experience. Mr. Hassan is also a council member of the International Criminal Bar.
The cases he has been involved in include the defence of radical political groups, assassination, political kidnapping and torture. He has experience working as a defence lawyer in Lebanon, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. He has also worked as a defence lawyer in human rights cases for over 17 years. During this time he has become a member of the Board of Trustees with the Arab Organization for Human Rights.
Mr. Hassan has been assigned to protect the interest and rights of the accused Hussein Oneissi in the case of Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
David Young (born January 2, 1961 in Dundee, Scotland) was admitted to the Bar Council of England & Wales in 1986. He is a member of Chambers at 9 Bedford Row in London from where he practices as a Barrister. He is a specialist defence trial lawyer, and a member of 9 Bedford Row's International practice Group. Mr. Young was admitted to the List of Defence Counsel of the STL in 2010; he has previously been admitted to the list of counsel before the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Mr. Young is noted for his expertise defending clients accused of involvement in international terrorism. His case-load in the past has included the Afghanistan hijacking trial (R. v Safi et al), the 'Ricin poison case' where his client was alleged to have been part of an Algerian terrorist cell (R. v. Bourghass et al), and cases involving the Tamil Tigers (R. v. Lambert) and Al Qaeda training in Pakistan (R. v. Aabid Khan).
He is the author of the criminal law text book 'Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings', 3rd edition (2009), published by Bloomsbury Professional Publishers.
David Young has been assigned to protect the interests and rights of the accused Hassan Sabra in the case of Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
Dr. Guénaël METTRAUX
Dr. Guénaël METTRAUX (born 12 January 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland) holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), a Masters Degree in International Law (University College London) and a Doctorate/PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science).
From 1999 until 2003, he worked as a legal advisor to the Judges of the ICTY.
Since 2003, he has appeared as co-counsel before international criminal jurisdictions. He has represented General Sefer HALILOVIC (who was acquitted) and Mr Ljube BOSKOSKI (who was also acquitted).
Mr. METTRAUX has acted as legal consultant in the case Prosecutor v Mico Stanisic (ICTY), Prosecutor v Khieu Samphan (ECCC) and Prosecutor v Bemba (ICC). He has represented Ms Florence Hartmann in contempt proceedings before the ICTY. He has also acted as consultant for the Defence Office of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia, of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Mr METTRAUX is a Professor at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and a guest Professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He has published extensively in this field, including three books published by Oxford University Press and many law review articles.
Mr. Mettraux has been assigned to protect the interest and rights of the accused Assad Sabra in the case of Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.