Roux's Participation in the 2005 Legal Training Project on Criminal Defense before the Upcoming KRT held by DCCam
Foreign guest lecturer II: François Roux, a lawyer based in Montpellier, France, and defense counsel before the ICTR. Mr. Roux dealt with “the role of the defense counsel before the KRT” and “rights and duties of defense counsel before the KRT” over two days (on days 6 and 7 of the training).
Throughout his presentation, Mr. Roux explained the role, rights and duties of defense counsel at each stage of the criminal proceedings, both before an international criminal court, such as the ICTR (which strongly draws on the common law system), and before French criminal courts (which are civil law jurisdictions). He then correlated the role of defense counsel before such national and international jurisdictions with the expected role of defense counsel before the KRT. Mr. Roux notably highlighted the importance of the role of the lawyer during the investigation stage before the future KRT. The issue of the role of the victims during the future KRT’s proceedings was also raised.
Mr. Roux also facilitated a workshop, which was held on day 7 of the training and which was similar to the workshop set up on day 7 of the August training (see August report).