Representation through Counsel
In order to be able to represent victims, a lawyer has to meet the requirements set out in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence and in the Directive on Counsel.
Victims will participate as a single group, unless a Panel of Judges decides to form more than one group. A group of victims will be represented in the proceedings by Counsel assigned by the Registrar, after taking into account their views and interests. The dedicated Counsel pages are here.
List of Counsel
In order to be admitted to the List of Counsel maintained by the Victims’ Participation Office, a lawyer needs to meet the requirements set out in the Directive on Counsel, which entered into force on 6 November 2017. The process for admission to the List of Counsel is set out in Sections 6 and 7 of the Directive.
A lawyer applying to the List of Counsel may indicate whether he or she is available on short notice to be assigned as Duty Counsel. The Victims’ Participation Office will maintain a List of Duty Counsel for that purpose.
The application form for the List of Counsel is accessible HERE.
A guide for applicants to the List of Counsel is accessible HERE.
All queries relating to the application procedure for admission to the List of Counsel and victims’ participation may be sent to the Victims’ Participation Office at: [email protected].
Factsheet on victims' participation and how to apply to the List of counsel can be found HERE.
For the updated Lists of Counsel, please check HERE.