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The Rights of the Accused – Lecture by Guenael Mettraux

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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.

ICTY Update: Hartmann and Seselj contempt cases

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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 »

ICLB Trainers at the ICC

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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 »

ICC 7th Seminar of Counsel taking place in The Hague

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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 »

Irish Times Article on use of Science for Evidence

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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 »

Feedback from the Lebanon Tribunal Conference in London

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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 »

First ICTY Moot Court – Organised by ICLB – Begins April 1.

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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.

ICLB Organising First Moot Court Competition at ICTY

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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 »

Reminder – Conference this weekend on Fragmentation and Judicial Dialogue and International Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity.

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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 »

Dr Guénaël Mettraux awarded the Lieber Prize

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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 »