Excellence in Advocacy

ICCA Visit to The Hague

During 2015, the Inns of Court College of Advocacy, ICCA (formerly the ATC) delivered two rounds of advocacy training to the Advocacy Club and the Office of the Prosecutor in The Hague, the first in May and the second in July. The training was led by HHJ Joanna Korner CMG QC, who also wrote the training course materials.

Both courses took place at the International Criminal Court (ICC). During the course of the training, participants, were split into 4 groups of around 8 delegates, each of which were led by 2 ICCA trainers. There were seperate groups for junior and more advanced practitioners, which ran simultaneously throughout the course of the training.

Course 1 provided delegates with the tools of advocacy in relation to examination in chief and cross examination, an insight into how to treat a hostile witness and an introduction into narrative advocacy.

Course 2 consisted of a refresher on the topics covered in the first round of training, namely; cross examination and examination in chief, along with the chance to participate in video review sessions. The second course also included the provision of a mock trial, which provided delegates to practice the delivery of opening and closing speeches, along with the other techniques learnt during the course of the training.

Please click here to read the full training report.


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