OIAD takes action to promote International Criminal Justice Day

OIAD takes action to promote International Criminal Justice Day

Interview with Clara GERARD-RODRIGUEZ, lawyer at FTMS Avocats, on the list of deputy counsel qualified to practice before the International Criminal Court

On the occasion of the International Criminal Justice Day, OIAD had the opportunity to interview Clara Gérard-Rodriguez, associate lawyer at FTMS Avocats, consultant for Global Rights Compliance and on the list of deputy counsel of the International Criminal Court.

Answering our questions, Ms. Gérard-Rodriguez shed light on the practice and implementation of international criminal justice, which is sometimes faced with complex challenges.

Portrait of Clara Gérard-Rodriguez

After graduating with a master’s degree in international public law in Amsterdam, Clara Gérard-Rodriguez began her career at the ICC, where she worked for 4 years as a legal officer, first as part of a defense team (in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang), then as part of the victims’ representation team in the Al Mahdi case, which was about the destruction of the Timbuktu mausoleums. At the end of this trial, Clara left the ICC to return to France. She joined the Paris Bar in 2019.

Clara is now an associate at FTMS Avocats and advises on general criminal and business law cases. Clara also works on cases involving human rights violations and international cooperation in criminal matters.

Alongside this, she has been assisting the Global Rights Compliance organization since November 2022, which provides legal expertise on international criminal justice issues to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, in the context of investigations into war crimes committed by the Russian army in Ukraine.

Read the full interview


OIAD would like to thank Ms. Gérard-Rodriguez for answering these questions on the occasion of International Criminal Justice Day!


Further information on International Criminal Justice

  • ICC is looking for lawyers from Latin America and the Caribbean to join its list of counsel. For more information, click here.
  • The Public Prosecutor’s Office, in partnership with Eurojust and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS), has published a guide to documenting international crimes and human rights violations, available here.
  • Want to know more about the International Criminal Court? Find out more!