The Amicus Committee is responsible for drafting any requests for Amicus it may receive. These requests can come from defence teams at the IRMCT as well as judges. In certain situations the Amicus Committee may be requested to draft briefs for cases before other international courts and tribunals.
Jason Antley has been working in international tribunals since 2009, when he joined the Stojan Zupljanin Defence at the ICTY. He is currently an Associate Legal Officer with the Ayyash Defence Team in the Ayyash et al case at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. In addition, Jason works as an international justice consultant to national governments. He is admitted to practice law in the US state of Georgia, and on the list of persons assisting counsel at the International Criminal Court.
Kate Gibson has been practicing before international criminal courts and tribunals since 2005. She has previously represented accused at the ICTR, including Minister Justin Mugenzi and General Gratien Kabiligi who were both acquitted of all charges. She was the co-counsel of former Liberian President Charles Taylor before the SCSL, and represented victims in the first case at the ECCC. Between 2009 and 2018 she represented Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC. Kate is currently and Co-Counsel for Radovan Karadžić before the IRMCT, and holds an appointment as Senior Legal Consultant with the IDLO in Rome, working in the Rwanda Judicial sector.
Chad Mair is currently Counsel assigned to represent the rights and interests of the Accused Salim Jamil Ayyash at the STL. Prior to working at the STL, Mair worked on a number of cases at the ICTY, including the Defence teams for Idriz Balaj, Momčilo Perišić and Stojan Župljanin at the ICTY.
Marie-Hélène Proulx has been practicing before international tribunals since 2007. She currently is Legal Officer for the Merhi Defence team (STL) and recently acted as Rule 74 Legal Adviser at the ICC. She was previously a Legal Officer in the OTP Appeals Division at the ICTY, a Legal Officer in the Pre-Trial and Trial Divisions of the ICC, and an Associate Legal Officer in the ICTY Appeals Chamber and in OLAD. She holds an LL.M from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and is a member of the Quebec Bar since 2003.