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ADC launches New Name of the Association

The Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY changed its name on 1 June 2017 to the 'Association of Defence Counsel practising before the International Courts and Tribunals'. The ADC was first established in 2002 at the initiation of the judges of the ICTY to represent all defence counsel practising before the ICTY. It was subsequently the association which represented all counsel practising before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). Under the rules of procedure and evidence it is required that all counsel who wish to be on the lists of counsel both at the ICTY and MICT are members of an association of defence counsel recognised by the Registrar. The A

ADC Sends Open Letter to UN Security Council

On 26 May 2017, the ADC sent a letter to all members of the UN Security Council requesting strong action be taken with regards to the continued detention of MICT Judge Akay by the Republic of Turkey. He has been detained since September 2016, and despite the UN Office of Legal Affairs asserting his diplomatic immunity Turkey has refused to release Judge Akay. This is delaying the finality of proceedings for the case to which he is assigned to the Appeals Chamber. The ADC-ICTY letter is available here.

Forensic and DNA Training - May 2017

On Saturday 13 May, 40 participants took part in a full day training on Forensic and DNA Evidence Training at the ICTY/MICT. The training covered topics including forensics, DNA evidence, crime scene investigations, fingerprints, ballistics and autopsies. The training was conducted by Dragan Ivetic who has a wealth of experience as a lawyer both at the international courts and domestic practice in the USA. The ADC holds regular training events, for further information see the Events page.

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