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Karim A. A. Khan QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments

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Crime: International Criminal Law - London (Bar)

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Karim Khan QC
Karim Khan QC is a highly regarded silk who has represented clients in international courts across the world. As a prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, he has vast experience of handling complex matters such as crimes against humanity, war crimes and contempt of court disputes. He also has experience of representing victims before the Cambodia Tribunal.
Strengths: "An incredible opposing counsel who has accomplished everything. You want him on your side and you do not want to be opposite him. He is a real force of nature inside and outside of court."
Recent work: Currently acts as Assistant Secretary General of the UN working as the Special Adviser and Head of Investigative Team Supporting Efforts to Prosecute Members of ISIL/Da’esh. He successfully acted as lead counsel for the Defence for Ambassador Muthaura before the ICC leading to all charges being withdrawn.
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