ICB Press Release

The complaint is reaffirmed with an agile and rapid response from the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, which unfortunately are being committed every day in Venezuela. This will fulfill one of its purposes, that the authors of the most execrable crimes that constitute a threat to the peace, security and well-being of humanity, will not go unpunished.

Blas J. Imbroda, president of the International Criminal Bar, joined the initiative of the former Attorney General of Venezuela to get the Criminal Court of The Hague to judge the president and several Chavez soldiers for crimes against humanity. The jurist, who chairs one of the most important lawyers' organizations in the world, is an expert in Criminal Law and International Criminal Law and professor at the Universities of Melilla and Isabel I.

On the occasion of the 8th consecutive year of the threatened Attorney, the International Criminal Bar joins the rejection and condemnation of the human rights violations to lawyers in the world.

There is no real official number of lawyers at risk for exercising the right of defense around the world. However, every day lawyers are murdered, threatened, arrested, tortured, prosecuted or simply missing.

The Secretary General of the ICB, Mrs. Erika Torregrossa Acuña, took part in the "XII Internacional Week of Law and Criminalistics of Medellín", with the debate "Corruption and Human Rights".

Our President visited Mr. Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner to exchange points of view and offer the collaboration of the ICB, now that we are preparing to become members of ECOSOC.



The "Luis del Castillo" Permanent Seminar on International Justice was born within the International Criminal Bar Association with the aim of becoming an instrument of training, research, intellectual debate and exchange of ideas of the international legal community on issues referred to international justice.

Its first edition, in Catalonia, was dedicated to the activation of the future International Master in International Criminal Justice that will begin in 2018, bringing together the coordinators of the different modules in the work to the design of contents, harmonization of the techniques of virtualized teaching, and debate on legal training strategies of international legal actors. The assistants of this meetings were judges, prosecutors and staff of the International Criminal Court and other international courts, lawyers of the Bar Association of the ICC, researchers and teachers from different universities and research centers, and technical staff of International Organizations.

The event was divided in three days in which were conducted the Institutional Act of Inauguration of the Seminar at the Hall of plenary sessions of the City Council of Tarragona, with the mayor, Mr. Josep Fèlix Ballesteros, the General Presentation of the Master of International Criminal Justice: its Mission, Vision, Objectives, teaching methodologies, academic structure, program, contents and dynamics of the subjects; and the Presentation of the content proposals and teachers of the subjects of the Master at the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona and the Illustious Bar Association of Tarragona - ICAT.

The event counted with the attendace of Mr. Fabricio Guariglia, Mr. Esteban Peralta Losilla of the ICC Mr. Santiago Castellà, Academic Director of the Master, Honorary President of the ICB Mr. Luis Del Castillo Aragón, President Mr. Blas J. Imbroda, Secretary General Mrs. Erika Torregrossa, Mrs. Dignité Bwiza coordinator for Africa for the ICB, Mr. Jaume Antich, Mr. Pierre A. Kopp, attached to the presidency of the ICB, Mr. Kenneth Gallant, head of studies of the master, Mr. Daniel Mekonnen, Mrs. Luz Elena Mira, Mrs. Svetlana Paramonova and Mr. Luis Miguel Ojeda Ruiz.

Yesterday, on the 25th of October, the Commission of International Criminal Justice of the Illustious Bar of Barcelona held with the collaboration of our association, a conference of the Exercice of Law in Venezuela. The event was presented y our former president emeritus, M. Luis del Castillo Aragón, and moderated by our Secretary General, Mrs. Erika Torregrossa and Mrs. Silvia Soler Huete of the Comission, and included Mr. Carlos Prince Arellan, lawyer from Venezuela and a call from Luisa Ortega, former attorney general of Venezuela exiled in Colombia.

We wish to share with you the visit of our President to The Hague.

Mr. Imbroda returned to the city to hold meetings with the President of the ICC, Mrs. Fernández de Gurmendi as well as with Mr. Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Gordínez, ambassador of Costa Rica in The Hague and Vice-president of the ASP. This was a very fruitful encounter for the ICB. 

Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



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,