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1 University of Turin Department of Law Seminar on International Criminal Law Defence April 2016 Application deadline: 3 April 2016 in cooperation with the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence of the International Criminal Court and UNICRI - Training and Advanced Education (TAE) Unit // Tel.: (+39) // Fax: (+39) Address: Viale Maestri del Lavoro, Torino (Italy) Web site:

2 Monday 18 April Registration of participants and distribution of material Introduction to International Criminal Law (ICL) Fundamental principles of ICL Punishable conducts and modes of liability Investigating and prosecuting international crimes Rules of procedure of International Criminal Court (ICC)

3 Tuesday 19 April Official Opening of the Defence Week Introduction and overview of International Criminal Defence Defence Counsel qualifications and training - Setting up a defence team Representing the interests of a suspect during the investigation phase and Defence ethics during investigations Plea negotiations

4 Wednesday 20 April Challenging the case of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) How to structure legal arguments: presenting the case How to structure legal arguments: presenting the case (continued) In-court objections to evidence and witness testimony

5 Thursday 21 April Direct and cross-examination: strategies, tips, and common mistakes Direct and cross-examination: strategies, tips, and common mistakes (continued) Discussion: The real story and Common grounds for appeal and how to preserve the record for appeal. Exercise: OTP vs. Defence - The showdown Common grounds for appeal and how to preserve the record for appeal. Exercise: OTP vs. Defence - The showdown (continued)

6 Friday 22 April Collection and analysis of evidence at the field level and their use before national and international jurisdictions Collection and analysis of evidence at the field level and their use before national and international jurisdictions Evidence of international crimes: search and use. The cases of Syria and Saddam Hussein s trial Evidence of international crimes: search and use. The cases of Syria and Saddam Hussein s trial Distribution of Certificates and Closing Remarks

7 Venue United Nations Campus - UNICRI Headquarters Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 Turin (Italy) Lecturers Ms. Counsel (Consultant), Office of Public Counsel for the Defence of the International Criminal Court (ICC-OPCD) Ms. Criminal Defence Attorney, practising before international tribunals, and President of the Association of Defence Counsel Practicing Before the ICTY Mr. Executive Director, Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA); Former International Legal Advisor, Iraqi High Tribunal; Former Human Rights Officer, UN Assistance Mission to Iraq; Former Investigator, ICC and ICTR; Former Intelligence Analyst, ICTY UNICRI reserves the right to modify or amend the content, sequencing or scheduling of the stipulated lectures and also of the presence of the aforementioned lecturers, in situation(s) of exigency, with or without notice. It shall not be held liable for such modification(s) or amendment(s) in any manner whatsoever to participates or third-party affiliates.

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