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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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ICCBA General Assembly and Elections 2024

The ICCBA General Assembly Meeting and annual elections will take place on Friday 27 September 2024 at the ICC Premises and online. Information about the elections and how to join the meeting will be sent to members. 

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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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