TEACHING AND TRAINING
[A]s a pro bono member within a Defence team at the International Criminal Court (ICC), I found the multiple day training course on useful.
This training is highly recommended to any lawyer who plans on examining witnesses in court. With his wealth of knowledge and
experience and his no-nonsense approach, Michael Karnavas pushes his trainees to constantly improve, think on their feet and most
importantly, always be prepared ahead of time.

                                     -- Erik Cookson-Montin, May 2016
Professional Teaching & Training Experience

Trainer, From 20-21 June 2016, delivered a training program on Plea Bargaining and the role of Kazakhstan Procedural Prosecutors in Astana, Kazakhstan,
organized by The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Kazakhstan Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO).

Trainer, On 14 June 2016, conducted a 3 hour training on drafting submissions and motion practice, as part of the Mock Trial training organized by the ADC-
ICTY and ICLB (International Criminal Law Bureau). Focused on the technical aspects of drafting motions, responses, replies, motions for reconsideration,
motions for clarification, and interlocutory appeals, the training also covered strategic decision-making in filing submissions, ethics in drafting, due diligence
and perfecting errors on the trial record for purposes of appeal.

Lecturer, On 10 June 2016, lectured at an international affairs class on atrocity crimes taught by Dr. Craig Etcheson, at Pannasastra University, Phnom Penh
Cambodia. The focus was on the rights of the accused and fair trial rights in the context of representing accused on charges such as genocide and crimes
against humanity, before international tribunals, and in particular the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Instructor, From January to April 2016, provided a research and a comprehensive analysis on the principles of reasonable doubt and in dubio pro reo to
assist in their application to Macedonia’s new criminal procedure code, which is civil law based with adversarial modalities.

Trainer, On 2 and 9 March 2016, provided pro bono ethics training at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
consisting of two three-hour sessions on the general obligations and responsibilities of a lawyer, with a particular focus on conflicts of interest.

Trainer, From February to March 2016, provided intensive cross-examination training for the Bosco Ntaganda Defence team at the ICC.

Trainer, From 25 to 30 October 2015, 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.

Presenter, On 16-17 July 2015, 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.

Trainer,On Thursday 12 March 2015, conducted a Defence Symposium as part of the Advocacy Training at the Association of Defence Counsel Practising
Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (“ADC-ICTY”). The topic was “Evidence and Objections”.

Keynote, On November 2014, 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.

International Legal Expert and Trainer, OSCE Mission in Skopje, Macedonia from September to December 2014. Provided a three-day (24 hour) training of
trainers in to familiarize experienced Macedonian lawyers trained in the civil law system with the principles of evidence and evidentiary objections.

Training Committee Chairman, ADC-ICTY. Trained young professionals on motion practice during the ADC-ICTY/International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB)
Mock Trial from 23 – 28 June 2014. Organized a one-day ethics training focusing on ethical issues during pre-trial, trial, and appeal on 8 November 2014.

Lecturer, On 16 April 2014, 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).

Guest Lecturer, Brown University International Organization (BRIO), 26-27 February 2014. Delivered a lecture on the International Criminal Court relevant to
events in Syria, and held a seminar on the legal framework on the use of force in Syria in responding to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. For more on the
seminar, Red Lines and Game Changers – The Legality of Unilateral or Collective Use of Force in Syria, see:
http://michaelgkarnavas.
net/files/BrownUSeminar_27Feb14.pdf.

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

Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, ADC-ICTY. Conducted three ethics lectures at defence symposiums: Judicial Ethics in International Tribunals, Conflicts
of Interest,
and Due Diligence: the Diligence that is Due. For more on various lecture topics and legal commentary see: michaelgkarnavas.net/blog.

Instructor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), 1991 to 2013. Taught trial advocacy skills to law students.

Trainer, Public Institute Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in
April 2011. Trained judges and prosecutors to be trainers on war crimes and international criminal law and procedure, sponsored by the War Crimes Justice
Project, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE.

Trainer/Lecturer, ICC Chambers, Advocacy and Litigation Training, 2010.  Conducted an eight-hour training to judicial staff on behalf of the Leiden University
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies.  

Lecturer / Instructor, Training on Advocacy and Litigation before International Courts and Tribunals, Leiden University Grotius Centre for International Legal
Studies, 2009 and 2010. Conducted a week-long professional training on substantive and procedural law, and advocacy skills relevant for professionals in
International Courts and Tribunals.

Instructor, Leiden University Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies summer school. Taught trial advocacy skills and lectured on international law and
procedure annually since 2003.

Lecturer, Joint Command Staff Programme at the Canadian Forces College, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.  Lectured to officers on command
responsibility, protection of prisoners, and general principles of international humanitarian law.

Trainer, OSCE Mission in Skopje, Macedonia from 2007 to 2010.  Conducted four three-day intensive training sessions (100 hours in total) for judges,
prosecutors and lawyers to be trainers in advocacy skills relevant to the new Macedonian Criminal Procedure Code.

Trainer, cross-examination seminars in Croatia, sponsored by the Croatian Bar Association, 2010.

Trainer, trial advocacy seminars in Bosnia and Herzegovina for lawyers in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Lecturer / Moderator, conferences and roundtable discussions on the Rule of Law, international human rights, international humanitarian law and
international criminal law in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Senior Trainer, Cambodian Court Training Project, International Human Rights Group, from April 1995 to June 1996. Provided training to judges and
prosecutors throughout Cambodia on substantive and procedural law, including ethics, conducting investigations, assessing evidence in making findings of
facts and conclusions of law, the role of the defence, international principles and standards of fair trial rights, and general principles on the Rule of Law.

Trial Advocacy Trainer, Cambodian Defender Project, International Human Rights Groupfrom July to August 1994. Conducted a 30 day intense trial advocacy
training for 25 human rights advocates undergoing a one year training program to become advocates for indigent suspects and accused.  Also drafted a
practical trial advocacy manual specifically tailored to the then-applicable procedures in Cambodia.

Instructor, National Criminal Defense College (NCDC), Macon Georgia, USA, 1992-1995. Taught trial advocacy skills at the two-week intensive training
program for lawyers.
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