The ICCBA Secretariat assists the Executive Committee of the Executive Council in carrying out the daily operations of the association.

Dominic Kennedy

Executive Director

Dominic Kennedy has been Executive Director for the ICCBA since September 2017. He is also part-time Head of Office for the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the International Courts and Tribunals (ADC-ICT). Since 2009 he has been serving as a part-time Magistrate (Justice of the Peace) in England. He has also previously worked with an Expert Member of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva and with the defence team representing Mr. Mićo Stanišić at the ICTY. Dominic authored various chapters on defence offices and associations at the international courts and tribunals. He holds a LL.M in International Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and an LL.B in English Law with European Law from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.

Victor Baiesu

Head of Secretariat

Victor Baiesu served for eight years as an Associate Trial Lawyer at the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, where he appeared before the Chambers of the ICC and represented the Prosecution in the five cases in the Situation in Darfur, Sudan. During his time at the ICC, he also worked for both the Disciplinary Advisory Board and the Appeals Board of the ICC. Before joining the ICC in 2005, he worked as a Legal Officer at the European Court of Human Rights and then the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Since 2013, he is a Legal Officer in the Chambers of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. In addition, he contributed to updating the chapter on victim participation in the fourth and fifth editions of Archbold International. He holds a Masters degree in Comparative and European law.

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