POSTPONED: The International Criminal Court at 20 years: activities, successes and challenges ahead

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1–2pm Monday 25 March 2019

Gareth Evans Theatre

RG Casey Building

Helen Brady


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Presented by the Centre for International & Public Law with the Attorney-General's Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

CIPL Monthly Seminar
Helen Brady

The ICC has come a long way in the 20 years since the adoption of its founding treaty, the Rome Statute for 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 as the world’s first permanent international criminal court.


  • Helen Brady »

    As the Senior Appeals Counsel and Head of the Appeals Section in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Helen Brady is the lead counsel for the Prosecution in all appeals before the Court, and advises trial teams on legal issues in their cases. A member of the OTP’s senior executive committee, she advises the Prosecutor on all situations and cases at the Court, and policy and strategic matters. Previously, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for 12 years, Ms. Brady was Senior Appeals Counsel and Appeals Counsel in the appeals of some 50 accused persons in war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide cases at the ICTY and ICTR, and advised on another 40 appeals and trials. Formerly she was Chef de Cabinet to the President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW), and worked in Sydney and San Francisco law firms. As a member of the Australian Government delegation to the Rome Conference and related ICC negotiations from 1998 to 2001, Ms. Brady was one of the negotiators and drafters of the ICC Statute and Rules of Procedure and Evidence. She has taught International Criminal Law in the LLM programs at ANU and Sydney University, and trained prosecutors and judges from international and domestic war crimes courts. A graduate of ANU (BSc-LLB Hons) and Cambridge (LLM Hons, 1st class), Ms. Brady has spoken and published widely, including in leading texts and commentaries on the Rome Statute and international criminal law and procedure.


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