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Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales International Committee

Mission Statement

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) exists to represent the views and interests of the practising members of the Criminal Bar of England and Wales.  The International Committee is committed to publicising and promoting international opportunities for criminal barristers, looking outside traditional areas of pra5ctice for our members.

It is clear that the expansion of international criminal law and international human rights law is occurring at a greater pace than ever before. With the enhanced accessibility of international opportunities allowing barristers to participate from anywhere across the world, the CBA is enriched by the diversity afforded to it through globalisation by remote contact. The increasing relevance and need for international tribunals to adjudicate affairs between states has allowed the efforts of bodies such as the International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, and United Nations human rights bodies to take centre-stage in the public discourse on world affairs. Participation in the International Criminal Bar therefore strengthens efforts towards establishing accountability and the rule of law on a truly global scale.

The International Committee seeks to represent and promote the interests of the CBA internationally, identifying opportunities for its members, promoting development, mentoring and training and serving as a resource centre for members seeking to develop an international practice.

Our International Committee Include:

Peter Haynes KC
Wayne Jordash KC
Michelle Butler
Toby Cadman


Courts, Tribunals, Investigative Panels & International Organisations:

EU Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP)

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

International Court of Justice

International Criminal Court (ICC)

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)

Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SCPKS)

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

United Nations (UN)


Bar Associations:

Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the International Courts and Tribunals (ADC-ICT)

International Bar Association – War Crimes Committee (IBA)

International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA)


NGOs / Research and Teaching Institutions:

The Asser Institute

The Hague Academy of International Law

The Hague Justice Portal