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Mock Trial and Training 2016

The ADC-ICTY held a Mock Trial and training, together with the International Criminal Law Bureau. The Mock Trial was held over one-week between 13 and 18 June in The Hague. The week included hands-on evening sessions for young professionals in the field of international criminal law and a one-day Mock Trial exercise in the ICTY courtroom in front of international judges. The evening sessions focused on practical skills and expertise and are given by experienced Counsel to prepare participants for a career in international criminal law. Topics included "legal drafting", "oral trial advocacy", "opening and closing statements" and "ethics in international criminal law". Feedback was positive he

Defence Interns Study Trip to Special Tribunal for Lebanon

On 10 June 2016, ADC-ICTY interns visited the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Presentations were given by the Office of the Prosecution, the Registry, Chambers and Defence. In depth explanations were given about trial in absentia. The Defence was represented by Deirdre Montgomery, a former ICTY defence staff member, and Marie-Pier Barbeau, an Associate Legal Officer. Their presentation was particularly interesting to the participants because they provided a personal background on their careers in The Hague. Unlike the ICTY, the Defence is an official organ of the STL. This allows them access to the budgetary meetings and to have a stronger voice in the proceedings and structure of the Tribunal

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