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The ADC-ICTY has published the Proceedings of the ADC-ICTY Legacy Conference, which includes The Rights of the Accused, an article by
Michael G. Karnavas.

On 10 December 2014, Michael G. Karnavas was elected as one of the two permanent members of the Disciplinary Appeals Board of the
International Criminal Court (ICC).  The ICC Disciplinary Organs for counsel, consisting of the Disciplinary Board, the Disciplinary Appeals Board,
and the Disciplinary Commissioner, are established in accordance with Articles 33.1, 36, and 44 of the Code of Professional Conduct for counsel
(ICC-ASP/4/32).

8 November 2014, Michael G. Karnavas delivered the Keynote Address at the ethics training held by the Association of Defence Counsel Practising
Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

On 5 June 2014 The International Legal Resource Center (ILRC), a joint project of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), completed UNDP/HQ: Implementing New Penal Codes. This compilation was prepared in response to a request
for information on implementing new penal codes. The report includes the professional views of nine experts. They have shared this feedback on
behalf of the ILRC, but in their own capacity. Team leaders, Kevin Maguire and Michael G. Karnavas, reviewed each section and provided further
guidance where needed. Maguire & Karnavas also authored the section entitled: A Practitioner's Perspective. A link to the report will be posted here
as soon as it is available.

On 16 April 2014, Michael G. Karnavas delivered a lecture on Conflicts of Interest at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
(ICTY) in The Hague, hosted by the Association of Defence Counse (ADC-ICTY).

On 27 February 2014, Michael G. Karnavas delivered a Seminar at the Brown University International Organization (BRIO), Red Lines and Game
Changers—The Legality of Unilateral or Collective Use of Force in Syria.

On 26 February 2014 Michael G. Karnavas presented a lecture at the Brown University International Organization (BRIO), in Providence, Rhode
Island:  Just how relevant is the ICC? A viable court of last resort or a politicized court of low expectations.

On 24 January 2014, Michael G. Karnavas delivered a lecture entitled Judicial Ethics in the International Tribunals, at the ADC-ICTY’s 12th
Defence Symposium.

The inaugural issue of The Cambodia Law and Policy Journal, Issue 01, January 2014, p. 29, has published an article by Michael G. Karnavas:  
Bringing Domestic Cambodian Cases into Compliance with International Standards – Applicability of ECCC Jurisprudence and Procedural
Mechanisms at the Domestic Level.

On 7 January 2014, The Cambodia Daily, quoted Michael G. Karnavas in an article on commencement of an investigation by international lawyers
into allegations of criminal conduct by the Cambodian government and security forces in the months since the July 2013 election.

On 16 December 2013, The Cambodia Daily, published an OpEd by Michael G. Karnavas entitled: KRT Judges Maintain Pretense of Interest in
Next Mini-Trial.

On 7 December 2013, Michael G. Karnavas lectured on Fair Trial Rights and Defences in International Criminal Law at the Royal University of
Law and Economics (“RULE”) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

On 29 November 2013, Michael G. Karnavas participated in the first ADC-ICTY Legacy Conference in the context of the ICTY’s 20th
anniversary, and moderated a panel discussion on the fundamental rights of the accused, focusing on the equality of arms, right of confrontation,
and right to appeal. For more see Michael’s blog The ADC-ICTY Legacy Conference: Lawyers for the damned ruminate and reminisce (December 4,
2013) and the article based on the presentation The Rights of the Accused.

On 13-14 September 2012, Michael G. Karnavas participated in the conference on Hybrid Perspectives on the Legacies of the Extraordinary
Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), organized by the ECCC and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia, and delivered a presentation titled Internationalizing domestic cases – Applicability of ECCC cases at the domestic level. The conference
was aimed at fostering debate among a variety of experts and stakeholders on the ECCC’s legacies in a domestic, regional and global context.  To
view the program, please click here.

On 5 December 2015 the Association of Defense Counsel Practising before the ICTY held a Conference on the Situation of Defence Counsel
at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals in The Hague.  Michael G. Karnavas was a member of a panel on The Importance of a Bar
Association for International Criminal Courts and Tribunals.

The Globe Lawyer, a new website addressing issues of genocide and crimes against humanity, has re-published a post by Michael G. Karnavas,
Hybrid Courts:  A Marriage of Inconvenience, first published on the michaelgkarnavas.net/Blog 29 June 2015.

From 25 to 30 October 2015, Michael G. Karnavas conducted a series of tailored full-day trainings for criminal defense lawyers of Macedonian
Bar Association, Skopje, Macedonia, organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission to Skopje.

On 22 and 23 October 2015, Michael G. Karnavas participated in the Third International Meeting of Defence Offices at the International Criminal
Courts in Geneva, Switzerland.

Michael G. Karnavas attended a meeting of the Principals of the three organs of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") held on 17
September 2015 with the Drafting Committee for an association of counsel.  The Committee, which was met by the ICC President, Judge Silvia
Fernández de Gurmendi, together with Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Registrar Herman von Hebel, consists of experienced lawyers from, inter
alia, the List of Counsel of the ICC, as well as the Principal Counsel of the Offices of Public Counsel for the Defence and Victims, who have been
working on a draft constitution for an association of counsel.   As Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Michael provided an update on the work
undertaken since the Committee was established following a consultative expert conference organised by the Registrar in March 2015 at the seat of
the Court.  He further informed the Principals of the Court that the draft constitution has been circulated to all members of the ICC List of Counsel
for input. The Committee hopes to finalise its constitution in the near future after extensive consultations with the Court.

Michael G. Karnavas is featured on the 31 July 15 Interviews with the Defence section of the ECCC Blog, discussing his evolution into an
international criminal defence attorney and his view of the role of the defence to insure fairness in the criminal justice system.

On 16-17 July 2015, Michael G. Karnavas participated in the Maastricht Seminar for Members of the List of Counsel before the International
Criminal Court, hosted by the Maastricht University, and delivered a presentation titled Lawyer Ethics and the work of the ICC Disciplinary Organs.
To view the agenda, please click here.

On 23-24 March 2015, Michael G. Karnavas participated in the Expert Conference, hosted by the ICC Registrar as part of the ReVision project for
reorganizing of the current setup of the Registry, to discuss the proposed Victims and Defence Offices within the ICC Registry, and the potential
establishment of a bar association for List Counsel. For more see Michael’s blog on Expert Conference on the Establishment of an ICC Victims and
Defence Office (31/03/15).

On Thursday 12 March 2015, Michael G. Karnavas conducted a Defence Symposium as part of the Advocacy Training at the ADC-ICTY. The
topic was  Evidence and Objections”.
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