Legal Advisory Committee

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.

Dr. Caroline Buisman


Dr. Buisman is a member of the Amsterdam and New York Bars and practices domestic and international criminal and human rights law. She has over fifteen years of experience researching and practicing international criminal law at the ICC, ICTY, ICTR and the SCSL and has published widely on this subject. She has an LLM from Columbia University (New York), a Masters of Law from Leiden University (Netherlands) and a Ph.D. from Brunel University (United Kingdom). She regularly teaches and participates in expert panels in the area of international criminal justice.

Professor Kenneth Gallant

Prof. Kenneth S. Gallant is a member of the ICCBA Amicus Committee (2017-18).  He has written or co-written amicus briefs in the ICTR and the ICTY.  At the Court itself, he served two three year terms as a member of the ICC Advisory Committee on Legal Texts as the Representative of Counsel (2006-12). He is finishing a four year term as a member of the ICC Disciplinary Appeals Committee (2014-18).  He is the author of The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press 2009) and other works on international criminal law and procedure.

Dov Jacobs

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Cyril Laucci

PhD in Law and Counsel registered (self-omitted) in the Bar of Marseille. Work / has worked as Legal Adviser for Chambers within the ICTR, the ICTY and the SCSL and within the Registry of the ICC and RSCSL. Editor of the Annotated Digest of the ICC Series (, on the basis of which an ICC Case Law Database is in development in partnership with Legal Tools. Elected to the Executive Council of the ICCBA and Chairperson of the ICCBA’s Legal Advisory Committee.

Sophie Menegon

Sophie MENEGON is a French lawyer, member of Paris Bar and legal assistant in the defence team of Mr. Katanga before the ICC. She studied international law at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and worked, during several years, for the Legal Commission of Amnesty International’s French Section. In 2006, she assisted a judge of the ICTR Appeals Chamber, on ICTR and ICTY cases. Since 2007, she is a member of the Katanga defence team and she has punctually assisted other defence teams. In Paris, she works mainly on criminal cases.

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