Richard Rogers has just concluded his report, requested by the Registrar, assessing legal aid at the ICC. It comes at a crucial time as the ASP, at their Assembly in November, requested the Court “to reassess the functioning of the legal aid system and to present, as appropriate, proposals for adjustments to the legal aid remuneration policy for the consideration of the Assembly at its sixteenth session”. The Report methodically examines the legal aid scheme in place at the ICC and compares it to the schemes operating at other courts. It spells out the extent that the present scheme fails to provide adequate remuneration to counsel and the areas where improvements can be made.The conclusions of the report are of obvious importance to ICCBA members and will greatly assist in the development of a fair legal aid scheme at the ICC.
The full report is available here.