From the BPI we want to show our support for the family attorney John Jones QC, and for that reason, we publish the letter written by Aurora Bewicke letter for him.

A loss both truly personal and global.

There are few people I have met that touched me the way John did, intellectually, as a role model, and as so much more. In the past 10 years, hardly a day has gone by I haven’t thought of him.

From the story of how we met, with his accidentally mispronouncing a Chinese word, turning into something quite comical, to our trips together around Europe-flying me to Switzerland to eat oysters and drink champagne or hiking on the far north islands on The Netherlands, to our mutual passion for international law, with me looking up to him in so many ways, and even on to him spending time with my father.

After parting ways, I thought of him every step of my career, following in his steps in subtle ways, from building languages, to working with the UN, taking on political criminal defense cases, including once almost ending up on the same case, and even pursuing a degree at Oxford.

He introduced me to the International Criminal Bar, many of the members now having become like family.

I do not know why he has departed this earth, but I still hold his spirit close to mine, wish that his memories live on, and pray his family and friends find peace in this shared loss.


Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,