Florence Hartmann’s Defence, Karim Khan and Guenael Mettraux, filed an appeal last week against the judgement convicting the former OTP spokesperson of contempt of court. Hartmann was sentenced to pay a fine of € 7,000. The appeal contains 14 grounds and is available here – Hartmann Appeal Brief
Posts Categorized: ICLB Member Activities
On 5 October 2009, ICLB member, Guenael Mettraux, participated as a guest speaker in a joint conference co-organised by the University of Geneva and the Academy of International Humanitarian Law concerning the defence of persons accused of committing international crimes. Other speakers included Mr. Slobodan Zecevic (President of the ADC-ICTY) and Me. Francois Roux (Head… Read more »
ICLB member Colleen Rohan will be speaking at the Asser Institute in the Hague next Wednesday 30th September on the topic of “The Ethical Obligations of Prosecution and Defence Counsel in International Criminal Proceedings.” This lecture part of the Asser Institute Supranational International Criminal Law series. The lecture begins at 7.30 and the Asser Institute… Read more »
On September 8th, ICLB member Guénaël Mettraux gave a lecture devoted to the issue of the “Repression of violations of international humanitarian law” in Sion, Switzerland, as part of an ICRC training course. On September 11th , Guénaël will be giving a lecture to members of the Nepalese judiciary as part of a course organized… Read more »
Gregor Guy-Smith has been appointed to the Admission Panel for the List of Counsel of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). The Admission Panel is responsible, under the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Special Tribunal of Lebanon for admitting applicants to the List of Counsel. Mr. Francois Roux, fulfilling his mandate as Head of… Read more »
Guénaël Mettraux of the ICLB has contributed an op-ed piece to yesterday’s New York Times on Guantanamo detainees and the need for an international tribunal, under the title ‘A Nuremberg for Guantanamo’. The piece is available here – http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/opinion/20mettraux.html?_r=1&ref=global . Below is the original piece: THE GREAT IMPASSE – CLOSING DOWN GUANTANAMO Guénaël Mettraux In… Read more »
On Monday 17th August 2009, at the invitation of Professor Otto Triffterer, ICLB member, Guénaël Mettraux, will be giving a lecture to the participants of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law - “Facing the First Review Conference Right Ahead – Kampala and Beyond”. On the 22nd and 23rd August,… Read more »
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (“STL”) has recently started its operation. A number of orders have already been rendered by this Tribunal. These orders raise important issues of international criminal law in particular as regards the interactions between international and domestic criminal tribunals. ICLB member Guénaël Mettraux has written an article commenting upon the first… Read more »
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.
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.