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.
The ADC-ICT conducts regular advocacy training sessions on various procedural and substantive topics. 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.
Training in Belgrade - September 2019
The ADC-ICT, in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the Union University in Belgrade, held a training day on "Common Law Advocacy in Hybrid International Systems" in Belgrade on Friday 13 September 2019.
A number of ADC members presented the training which was conducted in B/C/S language and was attended by around 40 lawyers, judges and prosecutors.
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.