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This IILAT event builds upon a discussion organised by the International Committee of the INNER TEMPLE in London on 29 June 2023, and responds to the call for a debate on legal professional ethics in an international context to be held in The Hague, the home of many international (criminal) tribunals.  

The objective of the Symposium is to bring together judges, prosecutors, defence counsel, legal representatives of victims and others interested in legal ethics in the international context in order to ensure that the different perspectives and views are heard and considered together. 

The Symposium will take place over two consecutive evenings (between 16.30 and 18.30). It will start with a panel discussion on 13 March 2024, with presentations from a serving judge, a high-level prosecutor, and highly experienced defence counsel and victims’ counsel. All speakers have many year of experience in international criminal proceedings in their respective role. On 14 March 2024, participants will reconvene for a workshop where concrete ethical problems (scenarios) will be debated together with the speakers and/or other international criminal law practitioners as moderators.


Nicolas GUILLOU, Judge, Kosovo Specialist Chambers and ICC (2024-2033)

Brenda J. HOLLIS, Principal Trial Lawyer, International Criminal Court

Simon LAWS KC, Legal representative of victims, Kosovo Specialist Chambers

Michael G. KARNAVAS, International Criminal Lawyer (ECCC, ICTY, ICC)

Moderated by Joanna KORNER CMG KC, ICC Judge

Practical Information


ICC, Oude Waalsdorpergweg 10, The Hague

13 -14 March 2024 (16.30-18.30 CET)

In person event only

In English language

Maximum participation: 40 (Workshop)


Participants who will attend both the panel discussion and workshop, may request a certificate of participation, issued by IILAT.

Registration is now closed.

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