Concerns About the Independence of Defense Counsel Before the (Permanent) International Criminal Court

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Saturday, January 1, 2000
Michael Plachta
Concerned about the independence of defense counsel before the (permanent) International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and the Law Faculty of the Leiden University organized an international conference on this subject which was held on 1-2 November, 1999, in the building of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, the Netherlands. The conference was opened by the Dutch Minister of Justice. Invited speakers included academics, lawyers and government experts. Among participants were nine delegates from seven countries who attend the meetings of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court in New York. Another two countries sent their representatives…[more]