Training Committee

The Training Committee is responsible for the design and implementation of advocacy training, and training in procedural and substantive international criminal law and information technology systems for all ICCBA Members.

Dieudonné TAKAM


Lawyer since the year 2000, Barrister Dieudonné TAKAM is the founder and principal partner of the law firm TAKAM & Associates based in Yaoundé. Enrolled in both the Cameroon Bar and the International Criminal Court, Dieudonné TAKAM has a strong experience in international criminal law. A staunch defender of human rights, Barrister TAKAM was one of the major actors in the PACDET II project (Program for the improvement of conditions of detention). He has successfully defended many people in both national and international jurisdictions. He is a permanent consultant for several radio and television stations. He is regularly approached in several countries to share his expertise in public lectures. He obtained a certificate at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He is a member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association, the African Bar Association, the Pan-African Lawyers Union and the International Union of Lawyers. He is also a member of lawyers without Borders France, and local Expert of the World Bank Group for the Project Women, Enterprise and law. At the International Criminal Court, he officiated as a permanent counsel. At the ICCBA, his distinguished colleagues who you are have trusted him and have elected him as a member of the Professional Standards Advisory Committee as soon as the first office was established.

Marion Carrin

Marion Carrin is a member of the defence for Charles Blé Goudé (Gbagbo-Blé Goudé case) before the ICC. She qualified as a lawyer in France in 2015 and is admitted to the ICC List of Assistants to Counsel. Previously, she worked for John Jones QC, assisting him on extradition cases and consultations for state authorities. Over 7 years, she was a lecturer in private, public and international law with several French Universities and the Institute of Political Sciences of Lille (France). In 2015, she was an invited lecturer in Professor Geert-Jan Knoops’ course on international criminal law at the University of Amsterdam. She was a Member of the ICCBA Amicus Committee during its inaugural year, and is currently a member of the Secretariat.

Kate Gibson

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Christopher Gosnell

Christopher Gosnell has defended cases before the ICC, ICTY, ICTR, MICT and SCSL. He is Lead Counsel for one of the accused in the Bemba et al. contempt proceedings, and Associate Counsel for Bosco Ntaganda. He formerly worked as a Prosecutor at the ICTY, in the Office of Public Counsel for Victims at the ICC, and in Chambers at the ICTR. He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and practiced at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York before turning to the field of International Criminal Law.

Beth Lyons

I have been a Legal Aid criminal defence attorney for 25+ years, and have litigated in national and international courts and tribunals at trial and appellate levels. At the ICC, I am currently one of the defence counsel for Mr. Dominic Ongwen.  Lead Counsel Chief Taku and I represented Mr. Narcisse Arido in the Article 70 case.  I also represented three clients at the ICTR (2004-2014), including Major F.X. Nzuwonemeye in the “Military II” case.  In this case, Lead Counsel Chief Taku and our defence team won an acquittal in the ICTR Appeals Chamber in February 2014. For more than two decades, I have served as an Alternate Delegate to the U.N. for the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), an NGO, founded in 1946, in Consultative Status II with ECOSOC.  In the late 1990’s, I volunteered with the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission. I have published on international criminal law and procedure, international human rights and transitional justice/truth and reconciliation commissions.

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