Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts

Date: Monday 25 January 2016

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Location: 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Geoffrey Robertson QC, Kirsty Brimelow QC, Dr Mark Ellis, Dr Sarah Williams and Dr Hannah Woolaver

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

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 a drinks reception.


  • Kirsty Brimelow QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
  • 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

Geoffrey Robertson QC, Head, Doughty Street Chambers 

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