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Alexandre Prezanti (Pupil Barrister) Guernica 37

Called: 2013

 

Introduction

Alexandre specialises in international criminal law, human rights and sanctions. He has a worldwide practice and professional knowledge of English, French and Russian.

Alexandre has 15 years of experience in providing legal advice and assistance to individuals, non-governmental organisations and public authorities on investigations, case building and litigation. He is often called on to organise and lead war crimes investigations, to conduct evidential analysis in large complex cases, and to draft briefs to international courts and tribunals. Alexandre has filed over a dozen Article 15 Communications before the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on behalf of victims in Cambodia, Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus. He has also defended international criminal cases before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia and the International Criminal Court. He regularly advises and assists victims to file cases before the European Court of Human Rights, domestic universal jurisdiction prosecutors and US, UK and EU sanctions authorities.

Alexandre also participates in rule of law and capacity building projects as a justice sector reforms adviser, international observer and training expert. In this capacity, he has helped to establish the first Rule of Law Centre in Myanmar, conducted criminal trial monitoring in Georgia, recommended criminal law reform in Vietnam, Georgia and Ukraine and trained CSO and justice sector professionals in Croatia, Cambodia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Armenia and other former Soviet countries. He has authored or contributed to several training and advocacy tools on topics such as violence against women, wartime sexual violence, sanctions, linkage evidence and human rights investigations. Alexandre has also lectured law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia and served as Adjunct Professor in International Criminal Law at the University of Washington and Lee in the USA.

 

Previous experience

BPP Law School (Leeds), Bar Professional Training Course (2013)

LLM (Public International Law), London School of Economics (2008)

LLB with European Legal Studies, King’s College London and the University of Strasbourg (2007)

 

Memberships and Appointments

List of counsel of the International Criminal Court

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Partner at Global Diligence LLP

Executive Director of Global Diligence Alliance (non-profit)

Board Member of Truth Hounds

 

Publications

Justice Info, “How Lukashenko can be held accountable for Putin’s war in Ukraine” (14 April 2022).

Justice Info, “ICC: Civil Society from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Beyond Calls for more Resources for the Investigation in Ukraine” (3 March 2022).

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, “Sanctions: A new UK toll against organized crime?” (10 August 2020).

EU Observer, “The Glowing Embers of Nagorno Karabakh” (8 June 2021).

EU Observer, “How do you solve a problem like Lukashenko? Perhaps at the ICC” (21 May 2021).

Justice Info, “Putting an End to ICC Inertia on Ukraine” (7 March 2019).

The Guardian, “Even Torturers Admit that Torture Doesn’t Work” (27 January 2017).

European Council of Foreign Relations, “International justice comes to Ukraine” (21 September 2015).

 

Expertise

International Criminal Law

Human Rights Law

Public International Law

Sanctions

Unexplained Wealth Orders and Asset Recovery

Rule of Law Development

 

Languages

English (native)

Russian (native)

French (fluent)

Spanish (basic)

Recent Cases

UN Human Rights Council, Opinion No. 50/2021 concerning Raman Pratasevich (Belarus)

ICC-01/12-01/18, The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud (defending)

ECCC-004/02, The Prosecutor v. Ao An (defending)

ECCC-001, The Prosecutor v. Kang Guek Eav (defending)

ECHR, Tagayeva v. Russia (Beslan case)