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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee is responsible for the administration, finances, policy and representation of the ADC-ICT. The overall decision making body is the General Assembly of the ADC-ICT which convenes annually. 

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Kate Gibson
President

Kate Gibson has been representing accused before the international criminal courts and tribunals since 2005, including as Co-Counsel of Jean-Pierre Bemba and Bosco Ntaganda before the ICC, Co-Counsel of Charles Taylor before the SCSL, and Co-Counsel of Radovan Karadžić before the IRMCT.  At the ICTR, she was Lead Counsel of Justin Mugenzi and Co-Counsel of Jean-Baptiste Gatete. Currently, Kate is the Lead Counsel of Paul Rusesabagina, detained in Rwanda, and is part of the legal team of former Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi before the KSC. She also represents a group of Rohingya victims in the Myanmar/Bangladesh pre-trial proceedings before the ICC, and is Lead Counsel of Prosper Mugiraneza, detained Niger, before the IRMCT. Kate is an Associate Tenant of Doughty Street Chambers, holds an LL.M in International Law from Cambridge University.

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Michel Bourgeois
Vice President

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Dragan Ivetic
Vice President

Dragan Dan Ivetić is currently Lead Counsel for Ratko Mladić before the Mechanism, a member of the ADC-ICT Training Committee, and vice-president/director of the International Innocence Project, a not-for-profit that works to prevent wrongful convictions, free the innocent and create fair, compassionate, and equitable systems of justice for everyone.  He maintains his own law practice in Chicago and has previously defended several persons before the ICTY and IRMCT, in addition to being a Past President of the ADC-ICT. 

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Annie O'Reilly
Vice President

Annie O'Reilly is co-counsel for Mr Kadri Veseli, who is due to stand trial at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in 2023. Prior to this, she spent more than a decade working in ICL: first at the ICTY, where she was a defence team members, and later at the ICC where she occupied various positions in the Office of the Prosecutor. Ms O'Reilly is a member of the New York Bar.

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Colleen Rohan
Vice President

Colleen Rohan is an expert in criminal defence litigation in both domestic and international courts. She has represented members of the military and private clients in complex cases involving charges of genocide, murder, terrorism, war crimes and crimes against humanity.  In her domestic practice she specialised in death penalty cases, gang-related cases, international extradition and post-conviction remedies. She is currently serving as a member of the judicial panel for the International People’s Tribunal on Iran Atrocities of November 2019 (the “Aban Tribunal”) investigating charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Iranian security forces against civilians in that country.

FOCAL POINTS

The Executive Committee has appointed focal points with particular expertise to assist them on specific issues.

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Sarah Bafadhel
Focal Point for Diversity and Inclusivity

Sarah Bafadhel is member of the Bar of England and Wales with fifteen years’ experience specialising in international criminal law, public international law and human rights law.  Sarah has defended clients in international and national institutions including the International Criminal Court, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as well as the European Court of Justice. She is regularly instructed to provide legal consultation and advice to governments and NGOs across Europe, Africa and the Middle East in relation to the implementation, enforcement and consequences of international obligations arising from treaties, judicial decisions and regulatory measures. Sarah has an LLM specialising in public international law from King’s College London and is fluent in Arabic. 

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Arnold Lassier
Focal Point for ICTR Residual Issues

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Mirjana Vukajlović
Focal Point for ICTY Residual Issues

Mirjana is an experienced trial lawyer and legal advisor, with domestic and international practice in national law, as well as in International Humanitarian Law (IHL), International Criminal Law (ICL) and Human Rights consultancy. She has an extensive track record in some of the most high-profile war crimes and IHL cases (ICTY, ICTR, IRMCT), as a counsel, consultant and investigator. She has provided legal advisory services to individuals, business enterprises, international organisations, governments, and non-governmental organisations. She also holds a MA in International Politics and Negotiations.

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