Benjamin Gumpert

About/Bio

Benjamin Gumpert is Queen’s Counsel from the UK with extensive experience in domestic criminal litigation. He defended a cabinet minister in the ‘Government II’ trial at the ICTR and now works as a senior trial lawyer at the ICC. He has trained hundreds of students and practitioners in trial advocacy and international criminal law.

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Part II: What can be done about the length of proceedings at the ICC?

  Editor's note: This is Part II of a two-part post. See Part I here. Recent improvements In recent years, the Assembly of States Parties, Presidency, Chambers, Registry, and Office of Prosecutor have all made efforts to make the ICC proceedings more efficient. Back in 2010, the Assembly of States Parties…

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Part I: What can be done about the length of proceedings at the ICC?

  Editor's note: this is Part I of a two-part post. “Judgement does not come suddenly; the proceedings gradually merge into the judgement.” Franz Kafka, The Trial Jean-Pierre Bemba made his first appearance before the Pre-Trial Chamber in July 2008. His trial began in November 2010 and lasted four…

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