Welcome to the ICCBA
The ICCBA is an independent, professional association representing the interests of Counsel and Support Staff who are currently practising at, or who are eligible to practice before, the International Criminal Court.
Join the ICCBA
Membership of the Association is open to List Counsel, List Assistants, ICC Defence and Victims' Support Staff and those with a background in international criminal law.
The ICCBA is establishing international relationships through its Regional and National Focal Points and meetings with regional and national bar associations.
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 General Assembly and Elections 2020
On 11 September 2020, the ICCBA held its annual General Assembly Meeting online. Elections for the committees for 2020-2021 were conducted, the full results of the elections are available on the Governance page. Mr. Peter Haynes QC, was re-elected as President of the Association.
ICCBA Officially Recognised by the ICC Assembly of States Parties
On behalf of the Executive Council, the ICCBA is pleased to announce that at the 18th Session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP), which took place in The Hague between 2 and 7 December 2019, a Resolution was adopted which officially recognizes the ICCBA as an independent representative body of counsel, in accordance with Rule 20(3) of the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
ICCBA President Delivers Statement at ASP 2019
On 3 December 2019, Mr. Peter Haynes QC, President of the ICCBA, delivered a Statement to the ASP in The Hague. Further information is available here.
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.
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.
ICCBA Training - 16 January 2019
The ICCBA will hold a training on Thursday 16 January at the ICC on "How to draft a successful request for leave to appeal : Case law analysis and feedback". Further information and registration is available here.
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.