Prosecutor v. Bahar Idris Abu Garda
ICC, Prosecutor v Bahar Idris Abu Garda, ICC-02/05-02/09
Lead Counsel, 2009 – 2010, representing Bahar Idris Abu Garda, the first rebel leader charged by the ICC (war crimes) in relation to the Darfur conflict (Sudan situation). Missions to Egypt, Ethiopia and Chad. Responsible for liaising with the client and arranging his voluntary surrender to the court. Led team including legal assistants and case manager and investigators. Examined and cross-examined key witnesses at contested confirmation hearing. This was the first case where the judges of the ICC declined to confirm any charges preferred by the Prosecution. Prosecution application for leave to appeal dismissed.