On 25-26 April 2022 the International Criminal Court (ICC) held two-day Training for Counsel with the participation of more than 219 lawyers registered on the ICC List of Counsel.
The training was held online due to COVID-19 restrictions and was organised in collaboration with the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) and with the financial support of the European Commission.
The sessions allowed ICC representatives, members of the ICC List of Counsel and members of the legal teams currently intervening before the Court to share experiences and discuss issues of mutual interest.
Over the two days, the participants focussed, in particular, on the Legal Aid Policy and application procedure to the Court’s lists; composing and managing a team; technical support of the legal teams; ethics and disciplinary proceedings; confidentiality; punctual appointments as Counsels before the Court and participation of victims and witnesses in the proceedings. The participants also received updates on key legal issues in the ongoing ICC cases.
ICC Seminars and Trainings for counsel on the ICC List of Counsel have been an annual activity of the Court since 2004, providing a unique platform to not only celebrate the contribution of Counsel to the Court’s mandate, but to also engage in mutually beneficial dialogue with the legal profession.