United Nations -v- Slobodan Milošević

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague |

J P French Associates authenticated a number of recordings in the trial of Slobodan Milošević for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Violations of the Laws or Customs of War.  We were instructed independently of the prosecution or defence in this case, and provided reports for the Tribunal Judges.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, 2003-2006.
Instructed on behalf of Tribunal Judges (ie, independent of prosecution and defence).  Produced report.

R -v- John Humble

‘The Yorkshire Ripper Hoaxer’ trial |

J P French Associates analysed the voice and speech patterns in a police interview recording made 26 years after the original hoax tapes received by the police.  The recordings were authenticated and speaker comparison provided evidence that lead to John Samuel Humble admitting that he was in fact the hoaxer.  The analysis was so extraordinary, given the length of delay, that the findings were published in a scientific journal article.

Leeds Crown Court, March 2006.

Instructed by the Crown.  Produced report.

R -v- Abu Hamza al-Masri

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Trial of radical Muslim cleric |

We provided speaker comparison evidence in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri.  He was charged with soliciting murder, inciting racial hatred, possession of audio and video recordings for distribution to stir up racial hatred and possession of a document likely to be useful to a terrorist.

Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London. 2005-6.
Instructed by the Crown.  Produced report.