Anne Coulon (New York Bar)

Year of Call: 2013

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Anne Coulon (New York Bar)


Anne is a public international lawyer trained in France, Germany and the United States, with substantial experience in the field of inter-State litigation at the highest level. Anne advises States and individuals on issues of public international law, particularly in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, arbitral tribunals, the International Criminal Court, regional Courts and various UN bodies.


  • NYU School of Law, LL.M. in International Legal Studies (Fulbright Scholar) (2012)
  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Master’s Degree in Public International Law (with honors) (2011)
  • University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Double degree in French and German Law (with high honors) (2010)
  • University of Cologne, Magister Legum (LL.M. Köln / Paris 1) (2010)


French,  English, Spanish,  German, Dutch


Chartered Institute of Environmental Health – 7 January 2020

8th January 2021

How To Make Ecocide An International Crime

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Application filed at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of Ms Zeynab Javadli

11th October 2022

Ms Javadli is a former internationally award winning gymnast from Azerbaijan who is currently living in the UAE having previously been married to Saeed Al Maktoum, the son of the former ruler of Dubai, and the nephew of the current ruler and the Prime Minister of the UAE. Her application to the UN Human Rights Council and it’s mandate holders alleges serious and persistent violations of international human rights law committed by the UAE authorities, including the police and the local courts, over the past three years against her and her three young daughters Sanaa, Asia, and Salama Al Maktoum.

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Kenyans file case at the European Court of Human Rights against UK Government

8th September 2022

A group of elderly Kenyan citizens from Kericho county who were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands during the period of British colonial rule, and who suffered torture and mistreatment, have filed applications in respect of these violations of the European Convention on Human Rights at the Court in Strasbourg.

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Former camp detainee granted entry into US will provide evidence to the ICC

21st April 2022

Ovalbek Turdakun and his family have managed to flee to the US from Kyrgyzstan. They arrived in Washington DC last week. Mr Turdakun was previously held in a detention camp facility in China for 10 months but managed to escape to Kyrgyzstan. Rodney Dixon QC, Anne Coulon, and Paul Erdunast acting on his behalf will submit his testimony to the ICC as part of their application to the Office of the Prosecutor to open an ICC investigation into the international crimes allegedly committed against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples over which the ICC has jurisdiction.

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UN Special Rapporteurs Express Serious Concern about Colonial Human Rights Abuses in Kericho County, Kenya

17th August 2021

Following the submission of a formal complaint on behalf of the victims by Rodney Dixon QC, Aidan Ellis and Anne Coulon (instructed by JK Bosek & Associates, Nairobi, and the Governor of Kericho and Bomet Counties), six UN Special Rapporteurs sent a formal communication to the UK Government to remind the UK of its obligation to ensure justice, truth, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence in relation to human rights violations committed in Kenya during the colonial era. The Special Rapporteurs expressed serious concern about the lack of accountability or effective remedies for the victims, including the lack of reparations.

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New Evidence submitted to the ICC on behalf of Uyghurs

10th June 2021

Rodney Dixon QC with Anne Coulon and Paul Erdunast acting for the Government of East Turkistan in Exile and Uyghur victims have filed new evidence with the ICC following an investigation of international crimes committed against Uyghurs by Chinese officials. The submission requests the ICC Prosecutor to open a full investigation under the Rome Statute without delay.

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High level delegation from the Government of Afghanistan meets ICC Prosecutor about Afghanistan’s deferral application.

12th May 2021

H.E. Minister Mohammad Atmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan led a high level delegation including the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General in a crucial meeting with the ICC Prosecutor at the seat of the Court in The Hague. The purpose of the meeting was to provide briefings and consider the Government’s application to defer the ICC investigation in the Afghanistan Situation to the national authorities. The decision on this matter is pending. The Government and its counsel were able to provide information about the national proceedings and address legal issues arising in the deferral proceedings.

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ICC Uyghur Complaint is widely supported

12th August 2020

The Complaint submitted to the ICC Prosecutor on behalf of the East Turkestan Government in exile concerning the alleged genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples of East Turkestan, has been extensively reported on and widely supported since it was filed last month.

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Government of Afghanistan submits deferral request to the ICC

16th June 2020

Rodney Dixon QC representing the Government of Afghanistan with Aidan Ellis and Anne Coulon have filed a request for the deferral of the ICC investigation of international crimes arising from the protracted conflict in Afghanistan, to the national Afghan judicial system.

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TGC Welcomes Saoirse Townshend and Anne Coulon to chambers

6th January 2020

We are delighted to announce that Saoirse Townshend has accepted an invitation to join Temple Garden Chambers. Saoirse specialises in extradition and public law. She is a member of the Attorney General’s ” C” Panel.

We are also delighted to welcome Anne Coulon, a public international lawyer trained in France, Germany and the United States, to Chambers as an Associate Tenant. Before joining Temple Garden Chambers, Anne spent several years working at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.