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.
ICCBA Signs Affiliation Agreement with the Kuwait Bar Association
On 1 October 2019, the ICCBA signed an Affiliation Agreement with the Kuwait Bar Association. Further information is available here.
Meeting with the Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales
On 19 June 2019, members of the ICCBA Executive Council (“EC”) met with the Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales, Richard Atkins QC, and the Bar Council’s Head of International Policy, Mr. Christian Wisskirchen. The role of the ICCBA, the mandate and working modalities of defence and victims counsel and support staff practicing before the ICC, and pressing issues, including the revision of the ICC’s legal aid system, were discussed.
The ICCBA looks forward to continuing its productive dialogue with the Bar Council.
A full press release is available here.
ICCBA welcomes Indian film icons R. Sarathkumar and Raadhika to ICC
On 6 February 2019, the ICCBA welcomed Indian film icons R. Sarathkumar and Raadhika to the ICC. Sarathkumar and Raadhika were briefed on the work of the ICC, ICCBA, and OPCD, and expressed their strong support for the universal goals of the Rome Statute.
The couple were then received by the President of the ICC, H.E. Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, in his office.
A full press release and photos of the couple’s visit to the ICC are available here.
ICCBA Issues a Declaration on the Obligations under the ICC Code of Conduct and Proposed Amendments
On 2 March 2018, the ICCBA Executive Council and Professional Standards Advisory Committee issued a Declaration on the Obligations under the Code of Conduct for Counsel at the ICC and proposed amendments.
The full Declaration is available here.
UIA Congress 2019
The International Union of Lawyers (UIA) will hold its congress in Luxembourg between 7 and 10 November 2019. Further information and registration is available here. The ICCBA will co-organise a panel on Thursday 7 November.
African Bar Association Annual Conference 2019
The African Bar Association will hold its Annual Conference between 21 and 24 October 2019 in Monrovia, Liberia. A flyer with information about the event is available here. Registration is available on the African Bar Association's website here.
ICCBA Newsletter - Issue 6
The next edition of the ICCBA Newsletter has been published. The newsletter includes updates from the ICCBA Committees, updates on proceedings at the ICC, and events and recent publications. The newsletter is available here.