The IBA’s International Criminal Court (ICC) Programme was launched in 2005 to monitor fair trial issues at the ICC. The IBA’s monitoring work includes thematic legal analysis of the ICC’s pre-trial and trial proceedings, and ad hoc evaluations of legal, administrative and institutional issues which could potentially affect the rights of defendants, the impartiality of proceedings and the development of international justice. Programme information is disseminated through regular monitoring reports, online publications, expert discussions and other events.
Based at the Peace Palace in The Hague the IBA’s ICC Programme consults and interacts with with key legal professionals, including court officials, academics and legal researchers, non-governmental organisations, staff of the ad hoc tribunals, individual defence counsel and diplomatic representatives. The Programme also acts as the interface between the Court and the global legal community by monitoring emerging issues of particular relevance to lawyers and collaborating with key partners on specific activities, such as the IBA/ICC List Counsel Campaign, to increase engagement of the legal community on ICC issues.
The work of the programme is supported by the IBAHRI Trust .
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IBA ICC Programme
International Bar Association
2517 KJ The Hague
Tel: +31 (0) 70 302 2859