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 Elections and General Assembly 2019

On 7 December 2019, the ADC-ICT held its annual General Assembly Meeting and elections in The Hague. Mr. Geoff Roberts was elected as President for the coming year. The full results of the elections are available here


Defence Counsel and support staff contributed to 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

Contact us

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

The Hague, The Netherlands,  2517 JW

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