On 22 August 2014 Mark Savill was appointed to the list of counsel for the International Criminal Court (ICC) based in the Hague. He will now be eligible to represent suspects/accused or victims before the court. The ICC, governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
He is only one of five barristers outside of London who have been appointed to the list and the only barrister appointed from the Northern Circuit
Mr Savill has considerable experience of large scale and novel litigation and working as part of a team. In the course of such work he has spent three months working in Thailand and Singapore assisting one of Asia's largest insurers resolve multi-million dollar claims arising from flooding in Thailand, and spent five years as junior counsel to the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry between 2005 and 2010. He is also a member of the Special Tribunal for the Lebanon's list of counsel.