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Rules governing defence at the Tribunal, and administrative forms for defence counsel.

Rules governing defence at the ICTY

Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel

Revision 11, 11 July 2006 (pdf)

Revised Annex I, 1 January 2014 (pdf)

The Code of Professional Conduct for Defence Counsel appearing before the International Tribunal
Revision 3, 22 July 2009 (pdf)

Counsel applying for admission to the Rule 45 list

Applying for admission to the Rule 45 List

Qualification requirement

Procedure for submission of application

Application Form for Admission of Counsel to the Rule 45 list

Administrative forms for Defence

Documents from the Office for Legal Aid and Defence (OLAD)

Defence Counsel Travel Authorization Request / How to fill in the form : example

Defence Travel and DSA Policy / Trial DSA Form


Guidelines for submission of invoices, 3 March 2008

Pre-Trial Legal Aid Policy, 1 May 2006

Trial Legal Aid Policy, 1 November 2009 (English) | Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski | Français

Appeals Legal Aid Policy, 18 April 2013 (English) | Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski | Français

Politique applicable en matière d'aide juridictionelle pour le procès, 1 mai 2006

Pro forma invoice

Voucher for Reimbursement of Expenses / How to fill in the form : example

Cover sheet for statement of fees for ICTY defence teams

Cover sheet for statement of fees for persons assisting indigent self-represented accused

Bank Information for Defence Counsel


Visa Request Form (Only for Lead Counsels and co-Counsels)

Defence Protocol for the Residence Card (Dutch ID cards) for Household Members

Questionnaire for renewal of ID-card for staff and family members at international organisations

Visit a Detainee

Application for Permission to Visit a Detainee (in English) | Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski

Contact Details Form for OLAD

Contact Details List

Documents from the Court Management Support Services Section (CMSS)
Filing Procedure

Filing Procedure for Court Documents

Document Request

Audio-Video/Document Request Form

Documents related to self-represented accused
Remuneration Scheme

English: Remuneration Scheme for Persons Assisting Indigent Self-Represented Accused

Français: Système de rémunération pour les personnes assistant les accusés indigents qui assurent eux-mêmes leur défense

Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski: Sistem za utvrđivanje naknada za rad osoba koje sarađuju sa optuženim slabog imovnog stanja koji se sam zastupa

Documents from the Conference and Languages Services Section (CLSS)
Request for CLSS Translation / Example of a completed form

Frequently Asked Questions on Translation Requests