practising before the

International Courts and Tribunals



Membership of the ADC-ICT is open to all Counsel practising before the international courts and tribunals as well as other legal professionals, academics and students in the fields of international criminal law and international humanitarian law. 

Membership of the ADC-ICT offers people to join a network of international lawyers with a wealth of experience at the international courts as well as regular updates from the Association and discounts for training events. 



Advocacy Training and Mock Trials


The ADC-ICT conducts regular advocacy training sessions on various procedural and substantive topics and an annual Mock Trial. For further information visit the Training page.

Oberserver Program at Military Commissions

The ADC-ICT is an approved NGO Observer at the Military Commissions at Guantànamo Bay and is permitted to send observers to view proceedings. Further information is available here

ADC-ICT Publishes Second Edition of Manual on International Criminal Defence

In July 2020, the ADC-ICT published the second edition of the 'Manual on International Criminal Defence: ADC-ICT Developed Practices'. The second edition was edited by Colleen Rohan and Dominic Kennedy. An electronic version of the Manual is available here


In July 2020, ADC-ICT published the Second Edition of the “Manual on International Defence, ADC-ICTY Developed Practices”.  An electronic version is available here.

The publication of the 2013 Legacy Conference proceedings which discussed the legacy of the defence at the ICTY is available here.


The ADC-ICT has held a number of training sessions on advocacy skills, legal drafting, evidence, legal research and case management. These training sessions are available through the Online Training Portal. Certificates can be issued for continuing legal education credits. To access the library of training sessions please click here

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Tel: +31 (0)70 512 5418
Address​​​​​​: Churchillplein 1

The Hague, The Netherlands,  2517 JW

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