Gilbert Bitti is Senior Legal Adviser to the Pre-Trial Division of the International Criminal Court (ICC), since 2005. He has been a member of the French Delegation during the ICC negotiations in the Ad Hoc Committee (1995), Preparatory Committee (1996-1998), Rome Conference (1998) and Preparatory Commission (1999-2002). Before that, he was Counsel to the French Government at the European Court of Human Rights (1993-2002). He is also a former Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law in Paris. Bitti is the author of numerous publications on the ICC
and he speaks regularly at academic conferences on international criminal justice.