Dato Shyamala Alagendra

Dato Shyamala Alagendra


Dato Shyamala Alagendra is a distinguished international lawyer who is admitted as an Advocate in Malaysia. She practises from her legal firm in Kuala Lumpur, as well as before all international criminal courts. She has prosecuted in leading cases in East Timor as an international prosecutor, before the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) and at the International Criminal Court (ICC). She is presently acting as Defence Counsel representing the Deputy President of Kenya on charges of crimes against humanity before the ICC.

In April 2014 Shyamala was awarded the title of Dato by the Sultan of Perak (both the former Lord and King of Malaysia) for services to International law.  This award is the equivalent to a Knighthood in the UK.

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Prosecutor v Gaddafi ICC-01/11-01/11

Counsel for Dr Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi in admissibility proceedings before the ICC. Dr Gaddafi contends that his case is inadmissible before the ICC because he has already been tried in Libya for the same conduct.

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Prosecutor v Al-Jadeed TV and Karma Khayat, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

Karim Khan QC, Rodney Dixon QC and Dato’ Shyamala Alagendra represented TV station and journalist in trial at STL on allegations of witness interference. This is the first trial before an international court in which a corporate entity has faced charges. TV station and journalist has been acquitted of all counts.

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