Investigating violations of international humanitarian law and international criminal law during an armed conflict and afterwards to fight against impunity of political, military, and security officials.
Providing advisory services on the arrest, investigation and prosecution of political, military and security officials who violate international humanitarian law and international criminal law.
Reviewing legal measures to assess conformity with international standard and ensuring that prosecutors are equipped with the legal infrastructure to initiate domestic prosecutions.
Law and Policy Reform
Advisory services to Parliament and other State bodies to promote compliance with international humanitarian law standards and the domestic implementation requirements of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Implementation of International Humanitarian Law During Conflict
Providing IHL / LOAC training to armed forces and other advisory services to military and security services, prison officials, gendarme, and other primary IHL actors during conflict.
Investigation of International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law Violations
Providing capacity building to government officials, including military, intelligence, state security, police, gendarme, and civil society organisations to identify, document and investigate IHL violations.
Prosecution and Adjudication of International Crimes
Providing advisory services to domestic officials on prosecuting and adjudicating IHL violations, as well as presenting dossiers of information to the International Criminal Court and States considering universal jurisdiction claims.
GJA Staff Work
Recognised by the Government of Ukraine through his cabinet-level appointment to the International Humanitarian Law Commission for the Government of Ukraine, Mr. Martin has long been a leading voice in Ukraine on a range of matters relating to international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and international human rights law. Various activities conducted during his time working in Ukraine include legal reform efforts to amend the Criminal Code of Ukraine, revising the IHL military manual and field manual and providing significant assistance on human rights investigations and prosecutions in relation to the conflict (including working within the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office advising on war crimes prosecutions). Finally, he has conducted detailed investigations into human rights violations and presented such information to various remedial mechanisms, including the ICC, OSCE, and other regional and international remedial mechanisms.
Poland, Denmark, Greece & Other Countries
Scott Martin worked with NATO countries on promoting the war crimes investigatory capacities of first responders to international crimes. Typically, this relates to the military police and emphasises the significant value and responsiblities they have a first responders to crime and their investigatory responsibilities to document international crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Assisting political prisoners illegally arrested in Crimea and taken to Russia for trial and imprisonment. The GJA team has sent Communications to the UN Special Rapporteur for Torture, Inhumane and other Degrading Treatment, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court and other mechanisms.
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Mr. Martin worked as Associate Legal Officer in the Office of the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He was also appointed as co-counsel for a trial and appeal case (Prosecutor v. Stanišić & Simatović).
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Scott Martin was appointed co-counsel for an appeal at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Prosecutor v. Ndindilyimana et al.) .
Special Court for Sierra Leone
Scott Martin was appointed co-counsel for a trial and appeal case at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Prosecutor v. Sesay et al) and conducted investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law throughout Sierra Leone for the purposes of an international criminal trial in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Scott Martin was appointed co-counsel for a trial and appeal at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.
Scott Martin worked as an trainer / advisor on the law of armed conflict / international humanitarian law for the European Union Training Mission in Koulikoro, Mali during an active conflict in the country. The training force, consisting of soldiers from 23 European nations, was deployed (among other objectives) to train the Armed Forces of Mali to protect against IHL violations during their conflict in northern Mali. Further, the advisory responsibilities include advising the Mission Commander on various IHL matters.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Scott Martin was appointed co-counsel for a trial and appeal case and conducted numerous investigations throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina for a trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands.
Scott Martin was appointed co-counsel for a trial and appeal case and conducted numerous investigations throughout Croatia for the purposes of an international criminal trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands.
Scott Martin has conducted trainings for the Ministry of Justice in Georgia and prepared submissions to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe concerning the conflict in Georgia.
Scott Martin was appinted co-counsel for a trial and appeal case (Prosecutor v. Stanišić & Simatović) and has conducted numerous investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law throughout Serbia for the purposes of this trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands.
Advising civil society organisations and preparing submissions to various international bodies concerning human rights and humanitarian law violations taking place in Belarus since the rigged elections August 2020.