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IILAT Advocacy Training for Junior Lawyers

The Hague, 10-11 December 2022

On 10 – 11 December 2022 IILAT will be holding an advocacy training for lawyers practicing at international criminal tribunals. The training will take place at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and is designed for junior advocates working for the Prosecution, Defence/Victims Legal Representative teams or as legal officers at any of the international(ised) criminal tribunals in The Hague. Lawyers with limited experience in examining and cross-examining witnesses are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The advocacy training will be delivered by renowned advocates practising in international criminal law, including: Judge Joanna Korner KC (ICC Judge), Douglas Stringer (former ICTY and IRMCT Senior Trial Attorney) and Simon Laws KC (Victim’s counsel at KSC, former ICTY prosecutor). 

Participants will practise the skills of witness examination, cross-examination and delivering a closing statement, using a fictional case study. 

This training is an excellent opportunity to improve your advocacy skills with the help of some of the most experienced and respected advocates in the field of international criminal law and interact with fellow legal professionals from different institutions in The Hague. 

Participation is limited to only 14 participants. IILAT will aim to ensure balanced gender and geographical representation as well as make sure that participants from different institutions have an opportunity to participate. The training is free of charge. 

The programme of the training will run whole day on Saturday, 10 December and half day on Sunday, 11 December 2022. Upon completion, participants will receive the IILAT certificate of attendance. 

Deadline for registration is 25 November 2022. Successful applicants will be informed by 1 December 2022 and will be emailed the materials for the training.

If you have any questions, email us at info@iilat.org.