Association of Defence Counsel (ADC-ICTY)

ADC logoGeneral Introduction
The Association of Defence Counsel (ADC-ICTY) was formed in September 2002 to collectively represent the Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The association was formed to ensure a higher quality of legal representation and to make collective representations to the organs of the Tribunal on behalf of all defence counsel.

The Association’s primary objectives are to support the function, efficiency and independence of Defence Counsel practising before the International Tribunal; to promote and ensure the proficiency and competence of Defence Counsel in the fields of advocacy, substantive international criminal law and information technology systems; to offer advice to the President, the Judges and the Registrar of the International Tribunal in relation to modifications to the rules, policies and practices related to the work of Defence Counsel; and to oversee the performance and professional conduct of Defence Counsel, in so far as it is relevant to their duties, responsibilities and obligations.

The Executive Committee aims to consolidate the Association’s progress and works towards becoming a true Bar Association for the International Tribunal.

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Who’s who?
Slobodan Zecevic – President
Gregor Guy-Smith – Vice President
Djuro Cepic – Vice President 
Michael Karnavas- Vice President (Finance)
Tomislav Kuzmanovic - Vice President 

Contact Information
Visiting address
Churchillplein 1
Room M085
2517 JW The Hague

Postal Address
P.O.Box 13888
2501 EW The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 70 512 5418
Fax: +31 (0) 70 512 5718

Website: Association of Defence Counsel (ICTY)