Joshua Kern

photo-2 Joshua transferred to the Bar in 2014 having been admitted as a solicitor of England & Wales in 2008 and as a solicitor of Hong Kong in 2010. He specialises in international criminal law and has experience of working in The Hague and Cambodia as assistant to counsel defending prosecutions at the International Criminal Court (Prosecutor v Kenyatta), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) (Prosecutor v Prlic et al.), and the United Nations-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) (Case 002 – IENG Sary). He has drafted many complex advices and written submissions at the international and domestic level.

Prior to transferring to the Bar, Joshua practised as an associate with Herbert Smith, an international law firm, where he worked principally on civil litigation and international arbitration matters. He practised international and transnational criminal law (including extradition, mutual legal assistance and international administrative law) at the ad hoc international criminal tribunals and as a solicitor with BCL Burton Copeland in London. He has experience of successfully lobbying INTERPOL for the deletion of data, including Red Notices, from INTERPOL’s systems. He also has experience of international media and PR communications, including in a litigation context.

Before his legal training, Joshua completed Modern History degree at Oxford University where he was an academic scholar.

Joshua is a member of the Law Society, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, the Extradition Lawyers’ Association and International Defence Associates.

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