"Effective Oral Advocacy : A View from the Bench" by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji - ICC, Monday 19 June 2017 - 18h00- 19h15

Dear All,

The Advocacy Club is delighted to invite you to a new advocacy seminar on Monday 19 June 2017.

The seminar will focus on the art of Oral Advocacy but with the unique perspective of ICC Judge, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji.

The seminar will be held at the International Criminal Court premises from 18h00 to 19h15 (Oude Waalsdorperweg 10).

Please register by emailing soufij@un.org and providing your full name, email address, tribunal/court/organisation/law practice, and position. Please register before or by Friday 16 June 2017.

Please bring formal identification, for example a passport, in order to enter the ICC premises.

Look forward to seeing you soon,
The Advocacy Club
Twitter: @TheAdvocacyClub
Webpage: www.theadvocacyclub.com

Seminar in Use of Telecommunication Evidence

Dear all,

The Advocacy Club is delighted to invite you to an advocacy seminar on Tuesday 28 February 2017. 

The seminar will focus on the use of telecommunications evidence, in particular its presentation in court

Alexander Hugh Milne QC, Senior Trial Counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, will be presenting the seminar.

The seminar will be held at the International Criminal Court premises from 18:00 to 19:00 (Oude Waalsdorperweg 10) in the public conference room on the ground floor (room TBD). 

Look forward to seeing you soon,

The Advocacy Club

Advocacy Skills and Themes








The proposed skills to be practised are listed below and are designed to become progressively more difficult so that practionners of all experience levels are able to benefit and choose which particular skill they wish to practise.

 a) Witness Handling:

  • General aims 
  • Preparing a case and thinking about advocacy 
  • Purpose of examination-in-chief and techniques used 
  • Purpose of cross-examination and techniques used 
  • Purpose of re-examination and techniques used 

i) General types of witnesses:

  • Honest witness 
  • Forgetful witness 
  • Evasive witness 
  • Argumentative witness 

ii) Using aids during advocacy:

  • Introducing and using exhibits 
  • Dealing with interviews/statements or inconsistent statements 
  • Working with interpreters 

iii) Advanced witness handling - dealing with specific categories of witness and useful techniques:

  • Vulnerable witnesses and crimes of sexual violence 
  • Accomplices 
  • Experts 
  • Investigators/Police Officers 

b) Opening – purpose and techniques

c) Closing – purpose and techniques

d) Motion Advocacy – differences and techniques

e) Appellate Advocacy – differences and techniques

Training session on Taking Vulnerable witnesses and victims in Court - Wed. 30 November 2016















The Advocacy Club is delighted to invite you to an upcoming advocacy training workshop.

It will be held at the ICC premises from 18h00 to 19h00 on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

ICC Prosecution Senior Trial Lawyer Benjamin Gumpert QC will be leading the session. 

The session will focus on taking vulnerable witnesses and victims in court

There will be a short lecture, a demonstration, and a practice component.

Any materials required for the session will be made available before the session on the website.

Please register your interest by Wednesday 23 November 2016

Bring some ID to get past security at the door.

Looking forward to see you soon,

The Advocacy Club