The International Criminal Court at 21 years: Activities, successes and challenges ahead

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1–2pm Friday 22 November 2019

Gareth Evans Theatre, RG Casey Building, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, John McEwen Crescent, Barton, ACT 2600

Helen Brady


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Presented by The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) with the Attorney-General's Department and The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

CIPL Monthly Seminar
The ICC at 21 years: activities, successes and challenges ahead

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has come a long way in the 21 years since the entry into force of its founding treaty, the Rome Statute of the ICC. Helen Brady, a senior prosecutor at the Court and one of the negotiators and drafters of the Rome Statute, will discuss the ICC’s recent activities, highlight some of its successes and reflect on several challenges the Court still faces in its vital role as the world’s first permanent international criminal court.


  • Helen Brady »

    Helen Brady is the Senior Appeals Counsel and Head of the Appeals Section in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Since 2014, she has led the Prosecution on all appeals and post-appeal proceedings before the Appeals Chamber, advises trial teams on their cases, and is a member of the Prosecutor’s senior management team. Previously, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for 12 years, she was the Prosecution’s Senior Appeals Counsel and Appeals Counsel in the appeals of 50 accused persons in war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide cases at the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and advised on appeals and trials of another 50 accused. She has also served as Chef de Cabinet to the President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Formerly, Ms. Brady was a prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) in Sydney and worked in leading law firms in Sydney and San Francisco. As a member of the Australian Government delegation to the negotiations to establish the ICC, she was one of the negotiators and drafters of the ICC’s Statute and Rules of Procedure and Evidence. Ms. Brady has taught courses on International Criminal Law in the LLM programs at the Australian National University and Sydney University, and trained judges and lawyers from international and national courts and organisations. A graduate of ANU (BSc-LLB (Hons)) and Cambridge (LLM (Hons, 1st class), Ms. Brady has authored 16 book chapters and journal articles on international criminal law and procedure, and lectured/presented on international criminal justice issues in 22 countries.


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