Jason McCue has had a career in international affairs (including conflict resolution, humanitarian, justice, development and state building matters), private diplomacy, and as an international lawyer (U.K. Law Society’s lawyer of the year 2010 for his work on human rights in Africa and UK)) in human rights, counter-terrorism/rogue regimes, victim global class action litigation, conflict resolution, and transitional justice.
Jason’s specialisation – in practice and academically – is lawfare (the use of law to gain strategic advantages). He has advised and acted on lawfare matters for numerous heads of state, governments, opposition groups, international bodies (UN and AU), NGOs, civil society (campaigns), and victims’ groups. He is responsible for orchestrating and managing some of the largest victim led justice, human rights, international law, and environmental class actions around the world (including cases against IRA, Hamas, IS, Ghaddafi, Lukashenko and recently representing the victims of Rohingya genocide against Facebook).
He is a founding partner of Ebro Global (www.ebroglobal.com – a not for profit organisation providing consultancy to governments and INGOs) and Rigel (www.rigelcorporation.com – providing litigation support and consultancy) and is Senior Partner of McCue Jury & Partners LLP (www.mccue-law.com – an international law firm). Jason is a founding partner of Greenlit SA (www.greenlit.global – a funding platform for global ESG related litigation).
Among other roles, he has acted as Presidential Envoy for Somaliland; as facilitator to the joint UN/AU Darfur Peace Process; as adviser on transitional justice to the Transitional Government of Libya; and as head of the Libya-UK Victims Reconciliation Group (supported by the U.K. FCO).
Jason founded Ukraine Justice Alliance (www.ukrainejusticealliance.com) to provide legal resource (focusing on lawfare, accountability and reparations) to the Ukrainian people, government, and civil society. He was the architect of and is head of Ukraine’s Civil Society Lawfare Programme (backed and supported by the Government of Ukraine) and its campaign www.payback4ukraine.com.
He has been a board member/advisor to numerous charities/NGOs including Oxfam, the Great Initiative, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Crisis Action.