On Wednesday 24 June 2009, ICLB member, Guenael Mettraux, gave a lecture as part of the Summer Course on the International Criminal Court at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway regarding “The Rights of the accused”. The course is organized and presided over by Professor William Schabas.
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The contempt trial of Vojislav Seselj will commence on Friday 29 May in Courtroom 1. On 21 January, Vojislav Seselj was indicted for contempt following the alleged disclosure, in a book, of the names and other personal details of three protected witnesses in his separate trial for crimes allegedly committed in Croatia and in Bosnia… Read more »
Steven Kay QC and Gregor Guy-Smith provided an all day training course for Defence Counsel at the ICC Defence Counsel Training Session on Friday 15 May 2009. The ICLB course was on The Emerging Practice of the ICC from the Lubanga Trial. The counsel attending the course were taken through the most significant decisions arising… Read more »
The ICC is holding its 7th Seminar of Counsel this week. Two days of consultations and exchange between the Court and the legal profession are followed by a three day training for the Counsel admitted on the list of Defence Counsel before the ICC. The discussions and training will touch upon matters such as disclosure, the… Read more »
The ICLB moot court, which took place at the ICTY during the month of April, was a wonderful success. Last Wednesday the ICLB hosted a closing reception at which the winners of the best team and best advocate were announced. They were: Best team: Adam Gellert, Carlijn Ruers, and Katherine Iliopoulos, of the Moot Prosecution… Read more »
Last weekend, ICLB member Colleen Rohan spoke at a conference on “Human Rights and Forensic Science” in the National University of Ireland, Galway. The following commentary on the conference was published in the Irish Times yesterday: Warning on use of science for evidence SOCIETY “NEEDS to be defended” against the unquestioning acceptance of science in… Read more »
In their motion of 21 April 2009 the defence counsel of Florence Hartmann, Karim Khan and ICLB member Guenael Mettraux; argue that all decisions and orders issued by the previous Special Chamber – including the indictment itself – became null and void by the disqualification of the two judges. The Defence urge the newly… Read more »
The conference on the Lebanon Tribunal given by Steven Kay QC was a “resounding success” according to the participants who attended at 9 Bedford Row in London on Saturday. A number of practising barristers from the UK and Germany attended the event which provided an in-depth analysis of the applicable law, the historical background and… Read more »
ICLB member Colleen Rohan will be participating in a conference on “Human Rights and Forensic Science” to be held in the National University of Ireland, Galway, on April 24 and 25, 2009. The conference is co-hosted by the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee. Ms…. Read more »
Steven Kay QC has been included in the UK legal experts directory for 2009 as an expert in criminal law.
At the last General Assembly of the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY (ADC), Gregor Guy-Smith was elected to the executive committee and is currently acting co-president of the ADC. He is also an ADC representative on the Rule Committee at the ICTY. Mr. Guy-Smith has sat as a judge on two occasions… Read more »
On 12-15 April 2009, Guenael Mettraux took part as an expert in an international conference “Crimes against Humanity Initiative” in St-Louis (Missouri). The conference was attended by numerous experts in the field and was organized by Professor Bassiouni and Professor Sadat of the Washington University School of Law.
AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR PRACTICE AT THE TRIBUNAL – BY STEVEN KAY QC Saturday 18 April 2009 – At 9 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4AZ For Admission to the Course contact Julian Bradley on 0044 207 489 2727 Registration and Coffee 9.00 am Background to Laws on International Terrorism, Politics and Geography of the Region:… Read more »
ICLB member Gillian Higgins participated in the Atrocity Crimes Litigation Conference at Northwestern University in Chicago earlier this year. The first part of the conference is now available to watch online:
The first ICTY Moot Court begins this week, organised by the ICLB. Interns and Legal Assistants will be taking on the roles of Defence Counsel, Prosecution Counsel, witnesses and accused. The Moot Court will be judged by ICTY Judges, ICLB members, and ICTY Counsel. It runs for four consecutive Wednesdays, beginning April 1st.
The ICLB is organising, sponsoring and presenting the first moot court competition for legal interns and legal assistants at the ICTY, which will be held on four Wednesday evenings during the month of April. Participants will act as prosecutors or defence counsel, arguing a legal case and will be provided with the opportunity to present… Read more »
ICLB member Colleen Rohan has been invited to participate in a conference on “Human Rights and Forensic Science” to be held in the National University of Ireland, Galway, on April 24 and 25, 2009. The conference is co-hosted by the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of… Read more »
This Saturday, 21 March 2009, the Grotius Centre is hosting a conference focusing on Fragmentation and Judicial Dialogue and International Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity. ICLB member Colleen Rohan will be speaking at this event. She will address the issue of will be addressing the issue of the fragmentation of the definitions of ICL in light… Read more »
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Mooting Society have asked Steven KayQC, Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple to be a Judge in the Medico-Legal Society Mooting Competition to be held in The Inner Temple on Sunday 22th March 2009. Every year the Inner Temple Mooting Society organises a number of mooting competitions…. Read more »
ICLB member Dr Guénaël Mettraux has been awarded the prestigious Lieber Prize by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict for his book “The Law of Command Responsibility” (Oxford University Press, 19 March 2009). The book offers a unique study of the law of command or superior responsibility… Read more »