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 Audit Committee




​I. Establishment and mandate of the Audit Committee 


In 2015, at its fourteenth session, the Assembly of States Parties approved the recommendations of the Committee on Budget and Finance on the re-establishment of the Audit Committee as well as the Charter of the Audit Committee.

According to its Charter, the purpose of the Audit Committee is to provide the Assembly with independent advice on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Court's management practices. In line with its mandate, the Audit Committee assists the International Criminal Court in meeting States Parties' demands for transparency and accountability, by providing oversight of its management practices in key governance areas, including:

  • Values and ethics;
  • Governance structure;
  • Risk management;
  • Internal control framework;
  • Audit activity;
  • External assurance providers, including the examination and monitoring of the independence of the External Auditor and of his recommendations as well as of any other questions raised by the External Auditor or by any other external assurance provider; and making recommendations to the competent organ concerning the nomination of the External Auditor.
  • Management action plans; and
  • Financial statements and public accountability reports.


II. Members                                                     

The Audit Committee is composed of the following five members (in alphabetical order):

​   ​Mr. 
Samir Abu Lughod

​   ​Mr.                
Aiman Ibrahim Hija 

Current Vice-Chairperson of the Audit Committee
​   ​Ms.
Margaret Wambui Ngugi Shava

Current Chairperson of the Audit Committee
​   ​Ms.                
Elena Sopková


Clarissa Van Heerden

(South Africa)


III. Reports of the Audit Committee  


​ICC-ASP/15/15 (Annex VII) English | Français      

​ICC-ASP/16/15 (Annex V) English | Français     

​ICC-ASP/17/15 (Annex VI) English | Français     

AC-9-5 English | Français     
​- English | Français



English | Français     
AC-12-5English | Français         



English | Français     

AC-14-5English | Français     




IV. Charter of the Audit Committee 


English | Français     


Source:  Assembly of States Parties