International Criminal Law

International Criminal Law

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Clerks

There is considerable expertise in the area of international criminal law.  Members have, and are currently, conducting a number of cases before international tribunals and courts including the International Criminal Court (ICC); the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).

Members bring significant experience representing the interest of suspects and accused persons before international tribunals, victims of international crimes, governments, witnesses and amicus applicants.

Notable Cases: 

  • Situation on Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia (ICC) – Co-Counsel representing the Government of the Union of the Comoros and Victims participating in legal proceedings on opening an investigation into war crimes committed on the raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
  • Situation in Darfur, Sudan (ICC) – Representation of Victims in the Sudan situation and in the Banda and Jerbo case.
  • Prosecutor v Abdullah Al-Senussi (ICC) – Member of the defence team for accused, Abdullah Al-Senussi, former spy chief under Muammar Gaddafi.
  • Prosecutor v Charles Taylor (SCSL) – Member of the defence team during trial proceedings before the SCSL for accused, Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia and the first head of state to be tried by an international criminal tribunal.
  • Prosecutor v Milan Lukic (ICTY) – Member of defence team for review proceedings for the accused, an alleged member of the Bosnian Serbian paramilitary group, of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • Prosecutor v Ruto et al., and Muthaura et al., (ICC) – Member of the legal team for the Government of Kenya for admissibility proceedings.
  • Prosecutor v Bosco Ntaganda (ICC) – Co-counsel instructed by two NGOs to submit an amicus brief on the legal interpretation of the war crime of destruction of cultural property.
  • Situation in Palestine (ICC) – Co-counsel instructed to represent victims, and co-counsel instructed to submit an amicus brief on the question of the territorial jurisdiction of the Court over the Occupied Palestinian Territories.


International Criminal Law