Who are we?

The ICCBA is an independent, professional association representing the interests of Counsel and Support Staff at the International Criminal Court.


Full Membership of the ICCBA is open to all lawyers admitted to the ICC List of Counsel or those who are eligible to practice before the ICC as independent defence or victims counsel. 

Associate Membership is open to individuals who are admitted to the ICC List of Assistants or those assigned as support staff to a case at the ICC and have at least five years of relevant experience in international criminal law. 

Affiliate Membership is open to individuals with demonstrable experience of international criminal law such as Professors of Law, ICC defence or victims support staff or counsel and support staff at other international, internationalized or hybrid courts of tribunals. 

Welcome to the ICCBA
Representing Counsel and Support Staff at the International Criminal Court

The ICCBA serves as a collective voice for independent Counsel and Support Staff who represent victims, defendants and other actors (such as witnesses) before the ICC, provides a range of support and services to its membership, and acts as a forum for discussion on all matters pertaining to the ICC. It is the only recognised representative body of counsel at the ICC under Rule 20(3) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.  

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Candidates for the Position of ICC Prosecutor respond to ICCBA Questionnaire

The imminent election of the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is of crucial importance for the Court. A key aspect of the Prosecutor’s work will be his/her capacity to build relationships of trust and cooperation with the Defence and Victims in order to contribute to the overall quality of the justice rendered at the ICC. It is in this spirit of constructive dialogue that the ICCBA, the representative organisation of Defence and Victims’ Counsel at the ICC, sent a questionnaire to the four candidates shortlisted for the position.

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ICCBA Training Videos

The ICCBA has conducted several training sessions on substantive and procedural issues in international criminal law. Various videos from these sessions are available on the Training Page

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