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Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts


There are few opportunities for civil society actors to participate within the formal processes of international criminal law. Yet civil society interventions can be significant both in terms of promoting the value of international criminal justice and furthering the development and application of legal frameworks at both the national and international levels.

The event will bring together practitioners, academics and civil society actors to consider the role of civil society interventions in proceedings concerning international criminal justice. Participants will discuss the strategy associated with making formal interventions in proceedings, including when or how it might be appropriate to submit amicus curiae briefs, and where and when such interventions are more likely to be effective.

The meeting will be followed by an open drinks reception.

This event is held in association with Chatham House and is accredited for 1.5 CPD points. 



Kirsty Brimelow QC, Barrister, Doughty Street International

Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association

Dr Sarah Williams, Associate and Co-Director of International Humanitarian Law Project, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of NSW

Dr Hannah Woolaver, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town

Chair: Geoffrey Robertson QC, Head, Doughty Street Chambers


To book your place please register here



Doughty Street Chambers, London


Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS