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28 February 2018 by Benjamin Duerr, The Hague (The Netherlands)

A defence counsel at the International Criminal Court has been sanctioned by the court’s disciplinary board for sexually harassing one of his younger, female colleagues. The case exposes the lack of rules about sexual harassment for defence lawyers at the ICC. As the #MeToo debate reaches the international courts, prominent defence lawyers are campaigning for stronger regulations.

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10 March 2010 by -

Radovan Karadzic opened his defence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on March 1st – four months later than scheduled – only to have the trial postponed once again two days later.

By Hermione Gee

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19 December 2005 by -

The professional code of conduct for ICC lawyers was finally adopted after a thorny debate over their obligations vis-à-vis the registry in cases of criminal conduct by their clients (e.g. fee splitting). The proponents of the more liberal view, whereby a lawyer has no obligation to report the practice to the registry, won out.

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