On 27 July 2013 ICLB founding members Gregor Guy-Smith and Colleen Rohan were awarded Presidential Commendations by the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (NACDL) at its annual convention, held this year in San Francisco. The NACDL awards were given in recognition of Mr. Guy-Smith’s and Ms. Rohan’s work in defending accused in the international courts and promoting legal education on issues related to international law.
The NACDL, founded in 1958, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is the largest defence counsel organization in the United States with a current membership of approximately 40,000 lawyers. Members include judges, law professors, U.S. military defence counsel, private defence lawyers and public defenders. The mission of the organization is to ensure justice and due process for all persons accused of crime, to foster integrity, independence and expertise in the criminal defence profession, to assure compassion for victims and witnesses of crime, and to promote the proper and fair administration of justice.
Picture from left to right: Jerry J. Cox, President NACDL, Gregor Guy-Smith, Theodore Simon, President-Elect NACDL, Colleen Rohan.