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.

Massimiliano Ferraris

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.

David Jacobs



David Jacobs is a senior partner at the firm of Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP and has practiced litigation for over 36 years. He is admitted to the International Criminal Court’s List of Counsel and is past Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the International Criminal Court Bar Association. He has acted as lead counsel, defence in trials and appeals before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. David is an experienced mediator. He is a lecturer, writer and media commentator on human rights, international law, administrative, criminal, labour, and constitutional law.  He is a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the Ontario Bar Association and was Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) 1998 Institute of Continuing Legal Education Programme on Conducting a Professional Disciplinary Hearing. He has been a member of the Executive of the Health Law and Labour Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and past Chair of the Constitutional and Civil Liberties Section, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario). He is a member of the Advocates'​ Society. He is the author of a section in Macaulay’s Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals.

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Koffi Sylvain MENSAH ATTOH

Gregory Townsend

Gregory Townsend started as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles. In 1998, he joined the ICTR, where he clerked for a judge and worked as a prosecuting trial attorney. He later became a prosecutor for the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and ICTY. He served as Head of Office for the SCSL in The Hague. He joined the STL in 2010 as chief legal advisor to the Prosecutor. From 2014 to 2018, he served as Chief of the Registry’s Court Support Services Section for ICTY & MICT, where he oversaw witness protection, court operations, judicial records and legal aid. He is a professor of international law and on the list of counsel to represent victims before the ECCC, KSC and ICC.

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