Tuesday, July 11, 2017

UK: Prominent Ahmadi lawyer elected President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association


Khan, a Founder Director of the Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI), is presently a Visiting Professor of international law and Human Rights at Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: ICCBA/AT/TOA
By Staff Report | July 11, 2017

The Hague -- The elections for the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) Executive Council and Committees took place at the ICCBA General Assembly on 30 June 2017.

Prominent Ahmadi Muslim lawyer, Karim A.A. Khan, QC, was elected President of the ICCBA in the unchallenged contest.

Karim Khan QC, called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1992, is presently a member of the ICCBA Executive Council.

Khan has served as a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the UK, at the Law Commission of England & Wales, as a Prosecution lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda and International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and has represented accused persons at the Special Panel for Serious Crimes in East Timor, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and the the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo Courts in Kosovo.

A leading expert in international criminal and human rights law, at the International Criminal Court Karim Khan has been a lead counsel for 7 accused persons, presently for Banda (Sudan) and Saif Gaddafi (Libya).

Previously, Khan was lead counsel for the largest group of civil parties (victims) at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in the first trial. He is presently international lead counsel representing groups of victims of human rights violations in Sierra Leone and Kenya.

Khan, a Founder Director of the Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI), is presently a Visiting Professor of international law and Human Rights at Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone and a trainer at the Philippine Judicial Academy and at the office of the Prosecutor General of Timor Leste.

Khan is the co-author of “Archbold International Criminal Courts, Practice, Procedure and Evidence”, a leading practitioner’s text in the area.

Karim A.A. Khan is a son-in-law of the late His Holiness Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1928-2003), who served as the fourth Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.


--Prominent Ahmadi lawyer elected President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association


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6 comments:

  1. Asalamualaikum,
    Congratulations to Kareem Khan, his family and to Huzoor and to the whole world wide Ahmadiyy Muslim Community. Mubarak baad ham sab ko.
    Mirza Mahmood Ahmad

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  2. Mashallah Mashallah

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  3. Masha Allah....Mabrook,
    Ahmadiyyat always...

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