International Criminal Bar

Justice has no Borders

 In the afternoon of May 19th the International Criminal Bar (ICB) had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Gabrielle Louise McIntyre, Chef of Cabinet of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), responsible for drafting, reviewing and revising almost all major judgements and decisions of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Appeals Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Ms. McIntyre is a Cambridge graduate, jurist and international law expert, who has published and lectured widely on the subject. She served as acting Head of Chambers of the ICTY, and as former advisor to Australia’s Office of the Attorney General. In addition, she has collaborated with the International Criminal Court and Special Court for Sierra Leone, and in numerous projects related to human rights, gender equality and criminal law.

In our meeting at the United Nations MICT we discussed our future projects, especially relating to a graduate academic programme in which the ICB is currently engaged. This academic program aims to prepare future professionals and scholars of international criminal law, and to facilitate professional access to international tribunals and institutions. It will provide the consolidated and updated legal concepts of international criminal law and neighbouring legal areas, in English and French, together with Spanish, and will focus on a especially practical approach, studying the legal practise, procedure and jurisprudence of the relevant international tribunals and international institutions. The practical approach is also ensured through seminars with guest lecturers linked to our professional network, that will involve experts such Ms. McIntyre, among other lawyers and experts from international courts, universities and international institutions, as well as through carrying out visits, training courses and internships. 

This Master of international criminal law projected by the ICB and several stakeholders, including the Courts in The Hague, aims to facilitate the professional practice of our alumni in the tribunals and institutions studied, including the United Nations MICT, and will be supported both through simulations and moot courts with their distinctive procedure, and through the preparation of legal documents and research papers in accordance with the criteria, style guidelines and languages of the international tribunals and institutions. The Master projects the assistance in the preparation of applications to the international courts and institutions, and therefore, ensuring the professional exercise of our students, that is to say our main objective.

The ICB is delighted to announce that, as a result of the meeting, Ms. Gabrielle McIntyre will be joining and heading the team of advisors of the ICB’s Master in International Criminal Law.

Art. by Roger Lloret Blackburn

Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Extraordinary General Assembly

The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Extraordinary General Assembly to modify the Statutes that will be held in Brussels on January 25, 2018

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom

SUMMARY REPORT

 

Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,