On a day like today, 14 years ago, a group of trailblazer, a group of adventurers mavericks, a group of lawyers in love of their profession and with all that it entails, achieved after dedicating a vast amount of time without knowing whether their project would succeed, they saw finally as the seed they had planted almost a year before became a small association of lawyers, today, after much work has become the great partnership that is, the first Criminal Bar Association in direct relation to the International Criminal Court, which defends the interests of all lawyers before the Court itself, but at the same time is totally independent of it, has become a Criminal Bar Association of lawyers with members on five continents, with the collaboration of many of the best criminal lawyers in the world, which in turn have shown extreme commitment with the defense of human rights.



On this day, for all of us, for everyone who has worked to make the BPI-ICB, it is a day of celebration. We want to thank all those who have helped to make this great project and we encourage you to continue working for an even larger Bar Association, working for this greater cause all of us.

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,