Governance and Structure

The ICCBA operates in accordance with its Constitution. It is governed by a General Assembly composed of its membership, who elect a President and fourteen additional members of an Executive Council mandated to manage the day-to-day operations of the association and carry out its strategic vision. An Executive Committee within the Executive Council, composed of the President, the Vice President for Defence, the Vice President for Victims, the Treasurer, and the Secretary, take a lead role in conducting the daily operations of the association.

 

The General Assembly also elects members to eight ICCBA standing Committees, which have lead responsibility to consider issues and propose activities and actions relevant to their particular area of focus.

 

The ICCBA Executive Council has additionally appointed Regional and National Focal Points to conduct certain outreach activities on behalf of the ICCBA in the Focal Point’s geographic area of responsibility.

 

The ICCBA is recruiting an Executive Director responsible for the administration of the ICCBA and monitoring the implementation of the strategies and activities undertaken by the ICCBA Executive Council.

 

The Executive Committee of the Executive Council is also assisted in the conduct of its duties by a Secretariat composed of appointed ICCBA members.

The Executive Council is mandated to manage the day-to-day operations of the association and carry out its strategic vision. An Executive Committee within the Executive Council, composed of the President, the Vice President for Defence, the Vice President for Victims, the Treasurer, and the Secretary, take a lead role in conducting the daily operations of the association.

The Defence Committee is mandated to take into consideration the interests of suspects and accused and, through a commentary, provide proposals to the Legal Advisory Committee and advise the Executive Council and the General Assembly on all matters affecting the Defence.

The Victims Committee is mandated to take into consideration the interests of victims and, through a commentary, provide proposals to the Legal Advisory Committee and advise the Executive Council and the General Assembly on all matters affecting Counsel for Victims.

The Counsel Support Staff Committee shall take into consideration the interests of support staff and, through a commentary, provide proposals to the Executive Council and report to the General Assembly on all matters affecting the support staff.

The  Professional Standards Advisory Committee provides advice and guidance to members on the Code of Conduct for Counsel and and can offer advisory opinions when requested.

 

The Legal Advisory Committee is responsible for considering proposed amendments to the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence (Rules) and other recognised legal texts, and proposing and drafting amendments to the Rules and other recognized legal texts. In its work the Committee is required to represent the interests of all ICCBA members and/or their clients, as appropriate.

The Membership Committee reviews and decides upon applications for ICCBA membership.

 

The Training Committee is responsible for the design and implementation of advocacy training, and training in procedural and substantive international criminal law and information technology systems for all ICCBA Members.

The Amicus Committee is responsible for considering and responding to requests for amicus curiae briefs issued by the ICC President or ICC Chambers, and also for considering and responding to requests for amicus curiae briefs submitted to the ICCBA Executive Council.

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