IILAT Summer School 2021: It’s a wrap!
Posted on: Sunday, 29 August 2021
IILAT’s inaugural summer school, titled ‘Introduction to Advocacy before International Criminal Tribunals’ was held on 28-29 august 2021. It took place online with participants from the whole world: Czech Republic, Afghanistan, Georgia, Malaysia, Dominican Republic, Algeria/France, Malaysia, UK/Germany, Australia, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, Armenia, Uganda, Nigeria/UK, Slovenia, Italy and Cameroon/Netherlands.
We received over 120 applications for 18 positions. 16 participants completed the entire programme and were issued with the IILAT Summer School Certificate. The participants learned about and practised their advocacy skills, delivering an opening statement and examining a witness, using a fictional case scenario Prosecutor v. Darth Vader. They were guided by six experienced trainers – practising lawyers in international criminal law.
The response of the participants was overwhelmingly positive. You can read more about the summer school HERE.
28-29 August 2021 IILAT Summer School 'Introduction to Advocacy before International
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21 & 22 October 2017 Mock trial “Expert witness at the ICC” (Co-organized with the OTP ICC)
19 June 2017 Seminar "Effective advocacy: a view from the bench" at ICC
28 February 2017 Seminar "Advocacy and the use of telecommunication evidence" at ICC
30 November 2016 Training session in taking vulnerable witnesses and victims in Court at
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21 & 22 May 2016 Mock Trial Weekend with the UK Advocacy Training Council at ICC
4 & 5 July 2015 Mock Trial Weekend with the UK Advocacy Training Council at ICC
24 May 2015 Mock Trial Weekend with the UK Advocacy Training Council at ICC
17 June 2014 Seminar "Appellate Advocacy" at ICTY
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29 April 2014 Seminar "Motion & Application advocacy" at ICTY / MICT
29 March 2014 "Expert evidence and prior inconsistent statements" at ICTY
14 December 2013 Mock Trial at ICTY
26 November 2013 Mock Trial at ICTY
30 September 2013 Mock Trial at ICTY
29 July 2013 Seminar on "Tendering evidence"
29 & 30 June 2013 "Cross Examination" at ICTY
1st & 2nd June 2013 "Examination in chief" at ICTY
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