David Temkin KC delivers advocacy training at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

December 7, 2023

David Temkin KC was part of a group of five senior advocacy trainers from the Inner Temple who were invited to The Hague in early December. They delivered advocacy training to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court. The training concentrated on examination-in-chief and cross-examination of witnesses. It was based on a fictitious case arising from allegations of murder, torture and rape by military officers at a detention centre.

The International Criminal Court is located in The Hague, Netherlands. It was established in 2002 pursuant to the Rome Statute. It has jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for four different types of crime: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

David is a criminal silk and an experienced advocacy trainer. He provides regular advocacy training to students, pupils, new practitioners and more senior advocates on the Northern Circuit and at Inner Temple seminars.