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International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association


The International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (ICDAA) was founded in 1997 and provides a voice for defense lawyers in the international criminal justice system. ICDAA focuses on vigorous advocacy for fair trial rights and the organization of a global network of defense counsel, legal associations, legal educators and other professionals. The core objective of the ICDAA is to create the foundations for a full, fair and well-organized defense in proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other international tribunals.

The ICDAA supports defense lawyers and other professionals through training, research, and coaching; contributes to the development of international law, primarily the International Criminal Court, by providing defense perspectives on fair trial procedures, defense methods, and defense organization; and brings together professional associations of defense counsel, bars, and legal educators to advance the pursuit of international justice.