ICC concludes four-day Training for Counsel
Event with Focus on the Legal Profession |
The Hague | Netherlands (the) | Western European and other States
Participants of the Training for Counsel held on 10-13 June 2019 at the seat of the ICC in The Hague, Netherlands © ICC-CPI
On 10-13 June 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) held a four-day Training for Counsel at the seat of the Court in The Hague, the Netherlands with the participation of more than 120 lawyers registered on the ICC List of Counsel.
The session allowed ICC representatives, members of the ICC List of Counsel and members of the legal teams currently intervening before the Court to share experiences and discuss issues of mutual interest. Over the four days, the participants focussed on understanding the management of the Court's judicial proceedings, including the use of the e-Court system, translation and interpretation services, information security, safety and security in the field and coordination and planning of missions of counsel and team members. A significant part of this training session was dedicated to the issue of harassment prevention. The participants also received the updates on legal issues in the ongoing cases.
Through specific judicial events and activities, the Court seeks to increase awareness and enhance cooperation with national judicial actors and the legal profession in general. Some of the overall goals are to promote the specialisation and training of lawyers in the law of the Statute and the Rules as per Regulation 140 of the Rules of the Registry, promote dialogue and exchange of expertise, foster a sense of community, increase awareness and support for the Court amongst national, regional and international judicial institutions, as well as develop knowledge and skills, share mutually relevant information, and build and maintain operational and technical relationships with bar associations and the ICC listed Counsel, thus providing a forum for consultations with the legal profession.