Profile submitted by Gillian Higgins
Gillian Higgins is regarded as a leading lawyer in international criminal law. Her courtroom advocacy is of the highest class. Gillian has represented heads of state, leading military figures and civilians in high profile international trials. Her notable cases include Prosecutor v Kenyatta (ICC); Prosecutor v Cermak (ICTY); Prosecutor v Milosevic (ICTY); Prosecutor v Nahimana (ICTR); Prosecutor v Musema (ICTR); and Osmanoglu v Turkey (ECHR). Gillian is a key member of 9 Bedford Row International (9BRI) and a founding member of the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB). Most recently, she has been engaged in financial investigations of a global nature involving whistle blowers for Quintel Financial Ltd. She has also been providing advice to an interested party concerning the ICC’s investigation into Georgia. Last year, she prepared submissions to the OISL on the conflict in Sri Lanka. In 2012, she established “ARC” (Advice, Representation and Cases – www.arcproject.co.uk) an initiative focusing on the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Commission. Gillian lectures on international criminal law and has advised on defence issues before the State Court of BiH in Sarajevo and Cambodia’s ECCC. Gillian is a member of the IBA’s War Crimes Committee.
International Bar Association, Lawyers Against Poverty, Oxfam
Gillian edits and writes for the ICLB blog, 9 Bedford Row International and ARC.