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Diana is an experienced domestic and international practitioner who is returning to the Bar following a number of years working internationally including on the prosecution teams at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office. Following 6 years at the Bar she joined the military where she served as a Prosecution Officer at the Service Prosecution Authority. She is a recognised expert in the field of sexual violence.
Background and expertise
Following six years at QEB Hollis whiteman where she prosecuted and defended complex and serious cases including murder, rape and fraud Diana joined the military where she prosecuted court martials including cases of sexual violence.
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Whilst in the military she also served at Air Command including: being part of the legal team working on the RAF reaction to/subsequent action following the Haddon Cave public inquiry, serving as the legal advisor to Boards of Inquiry (which are charged with investigating air incidents), and providing other legal advice relating to the work of Air Command. She left the military to work for the EU mission's Judges' Unit in Kosovo.
In 2011 she moved to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as trial counsel where for one and a half years she was assigned to the Hariri case, almost exclusively working on the communication evidence.
In 2013 Diana returned to Kosovo as a Special Prosecutor where her cases included the second and third ever Kosovo domestic wartime sexual violence trials, a complex organised crime and people smuggling trial, and multiple complex investigations relating to organised crime, corruption in public office, terrorism and war crimes. During this time she was invited to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict as one of the international experts.
In 2015 she moved to the Special Investigative Task Force which later transformed into the Specialist Prosecutor's Office (SPO) working as a Prosecutor on the issues arising out of the Council of Europe report written by Dick Marty. The SPO has jurisdiction to prosecute War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and certain Kosovo domestic crimes.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
- Provides training in relation to wartime sexual violence
PROFILE: Diana Wilson
Inquests / public inquiries
020 7489 2727
Read Law at St. John's College Cambridge (1997-2000),
Inns of Court School of Law/City University of London (2000-2001)
Criminal Bar Association
The Association of Military Court Advocates
The South Eastern Circuit
The Fraud Lawyers Association
2013-2017 Kosovo Prosecutor (member of the Kosovo Judiciary)
2014 Deployable Civilian Expert - Justice and Preventing Sexaul Violence Initiative