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Nuon Chea in the courtroom on the start of hearing of evidence in Case 002 on 5 December 2011.
Mr. Karnavas is member of the Alaska Bar, and former President of the Association of Defence Counsel of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY) (2006-09). Mr. Karnavas has practiced law since 1982 and as a defence lawyer since 1984. He has also taught trial advocacy skills for the past 22 years and lectured widely on international criminal law and justice around the world. In 1995 and 1996 he worked in Cambodia with the Cambodian Defender Project (CDP) and the Cambodian Court Training Project. For the past 11 years he has been defending clients before the Yugoslavia tribunal, firstly as lead counsel for Colonel Vidoje Blagojević, charged with complicity to commit genocide at Srebrenica and then as lead counsel for Dr. Jadranko Prlić, charged with large scale ethnic cleansing in Bosnia Herzegovina. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the President of the Association of Defence Counsel of the ICTY.