Update from ICCBA President and Executive Council

Dear ICCBA Members, It is my great pleasure to write to you and update you on the recent work of the ICCBA. The new Executive Council and Committees commenced their responsibilities on 1 July 2017. Since that time there has been a hive of activity, some of which are detailed below. At the outset, it is only right to recognise the sincere efforts and work of the former ICCBA President, Executive Council and Committees. Together, they worked to establish the ICCBA as a functioning and credible organisation advancing the interests of victims and defence counsel and support staff. Our challenge and our hope is that the current Executive Council and Committees will build upon these foundations an

ICCBA Submission on Legal Aid to the CBF

On 18 Aug‍‍‍ust 2017, the ICCBA transmitted a Submission on Legal Aid to the Committee on Budget and Finance (CBF). In the Submission, the ICCBA requests the CBF to recommend to the Assembly of States Parties that certain interim actions be taken with respect to the payment of ‘professional charges’ to Counsel and Support Staff pending the completion of a full review of the Court’s legal aid scheme. The Submission is available here.

ICCBA Newsletter Committee - Recruitment

The ICCBA is forming a Newsletter Committee, and seeks candidates from its Membership to join the five-member voluntary committee. The Newsletter Committee will be responsible for producing the monthly ICCBA newsletter, which will report on news and events relevant to the work of the ICC and ICCBA, as well as provide analysis and commentary on topical issues. Interested members should submit a short statement to setting out their interest in the committee and any relevant experience. Deadline: 6 October 2017.

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