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 Election of Prosecutor (2020)

  

 
 

The election took place at the second resumption of the nineteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties, which was convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 February 2021

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Key documents

Election of the Prosecutor: Background Note
English | Français   

Election of the Prosecutor – Terms of Reference
ICC-ASP/18/INF.2 - English | Español | Français | عربي

Vacancy announcement for the position of Prosecutor
English | Français 

Interim report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor
ICC-ASP/18/INF.4 - English | Espa​ñol |  Français |  عربي

Interim report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor - Addendum
ICC-ASP/18/INF.4/Add.1 - English Espa​ñol Français |  عربي

Report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor
ICC-ASP/19/INF.2 - EnglishEspa​ñolFrançais |  عربي

Report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor – Addendum – Vacancy announcement
ICC-ASP/19/INF.2/Add.1 - English | Français

Report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor – Addendum – Candidate reference material
ICC-ASP/19/INF.2/Add.2 - English

Report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor – Addendum – Appraisals of additional candidates 
ICC-ASP/19/INF.2/Add.3 - English

Report of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor – Addendum – Additional candidates reference material 
ICC-ASP/19/INF.2/Add.4 - English

Message from CEP Chair - updated CV   

Modalities for the hearings with shortlisted candidates for Prosecutor
English | Français 

Hearing with shortlisted candidates held on 29 July 2020: recording
Floor | English | Français 

Hearing with shortlisted candidates held on 30 July 2020: recording
Floor | English | Français

Letter from the President of the Assembly, 7 August 2020: consultation process
English | Français 
 
Election of the Prosecutor: Way forward (13 November 2020)
English | Français  
 
Hearing with the expanded list of candidates held on 9 December 2020: recording
Session I
Floor | English | Français
Session II
Floor | English | Français

Hearing with the expanded list of candidates held on 10 December 2020: recording
Session III
Floor | English | Français
Session IV
Floor | English | Français

Modalities for the consultations to identify a consensus candidate for Prosecutor
English 

Declaration submitted by candidates >>

Election of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court 
ICC-ASP/19/19 - English | Espa​ñol | Français | عربي
Election of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
ICC-ASP/19/19/Add.1 - English | Espa​ñol | Français | عربي
Election of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: guide for the third election 
ICC-ASP/19/37 - English | Espa​ñol | Français | عربي
 
Nomination process

Nomination and election of the Prosecutor

Note verbale of 1 July 2020 
ICC-ASP/19/SP/38  - English | Espa​ñol |  Français 

Election of the Prosecutor - Extension of the nomination period
Note Verbale of 19 September 2020
ICC-ASP/19/SP/45 - English Espa​ñol Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Second extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 21 October 2020 
ICC-ASP/19/SP/50 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Third extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 20 November 2020 
ICC-ASP/19/SP/65 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Fourth extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 11 December 2020 
ICC-ASP/19/SP/78 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Fifth extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 18 December 2020 
ICC-ASP/19/SP/79 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Sixth extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 15 January 2021 
ICC-ASP/R19/SP/03 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Seventh extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 5 February 2021 
ICC-ASP/R19/SP/20 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Eighth extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 8 February 2021 
ICC-ASP/R19/SP/21 - English | Espa​ñol | Français

Election of the Prosecutor - Ninth extension of the nomination period 
Note Verbale of 8 February 2021 
ICC-ASP/R19/SP/22 - English | Espa​ñol | Français


Updates

03.04.2019 The Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties adopted the Terms of Reference for the Election of the Prosecutor 
07.06.2019 The Bureau decided to designate the following persons as members of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor:

    (a) Ambassador Marcin Czepelak (Poland);
    (b) Mr. Lamin Faati (Gambia);
    (c) Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis (Cyprus);
    (d) Ambassador Sabine Nölke (Canada);
    (e) Ambassador Mario Oyarzábal (Argentina).

27.06.2019 The Bureau decided to appoint the following persons as members of the panel of experts to assist the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor in carrying out its mandate:

    (a) Mr. Francisco Cox Vial, (Chile);
    (b) Ms. Aurélia Devos (France);
    (c) Prof. Charles Jalloh (Sierra Leone);
    (d) Mr. Motoo Noguchi (Japan);
    (e) Ms. Anna Richterova (Czech Republic).

23.07.2019 The Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor designated Ambassador Sabine Nölke as Chair and Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis as Vice-Chair 
02.08.2019 The vacancy announcement for the position of the Prosecutor was published
01.11.2019 The deadline for applications for the position of the Prosecutor was extended until 25 November 2019
01.11.2019 The Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor submitted its interim report to the Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties (ICC-ASP/18/INF.4)
29.11.2019 The Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor submitted an addendum to its interim report to the Bureau (ICC-ASP/18/INF.4/Add.1)
03.12.2019 The Panel of Experts met in The Hague on 2 and 3 December 2019 to review the completed applications for the position of Prosecutor, and subsequently submitted a confidential report to the Committee.
21.02.2020
The Committee met in New York on 20 and 21 February 2020 to review the completed applications and the recommendations from the Panel of Experts. The Committee decided on a confidential list of 16 candidates to be interviewed.
May-June 2020
The Committee and Panel of Experts conducted the interviews via remote-link.
            30.06.2020
The Committee submitted its report to the Bureau containing a shortlist of four candidates for the consideration of the Assembly (ICC-ASP/19/INF.2, Add.1 and Add.2).

29-30.07.2020

Public hearings with the four candidates shortlisted by the Committee of the Election of the Prosecutor 
07.09.2020 The President of the Assembly wrote to States Parties outlining the modalities for the consultation process.
13.11.2020 The Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties adopted the “Election of the Prosecutor: Way forward”
25.11.2020 The Committee submitted an addendum to its report containing five additional candidates for the consideration of the Assembly (ICC-ASP/19/INF.2/Add.3 and Add.4). 
9-10.12.2020 Public hearings with the expanded list of candidates
11.12.2020 The Bureau of the Assembly adopted modalities for the consultation process to identify a consensus candidate
11.12.2020 – 03.02.2021 Four rounds of informal consultations were held, between 11 December 2020 and 3 February 2021, with the support of the five focal points appointed pursuant to the “Way forward”.
08.02.2021 The President informed States Parties that, despite the best efforts of the President, the Vice-Presidents and the focal points, it had not been possible to achieve consensus. The nomination period was extended for a final time, until 10 February 2021, to allow time for nominations.
10.02.2021 The Secretariat received formal nominations of four candidates: CASTRESANA FERNÁNDEZ, Carlos (Spain); GAYNOR, Fergal (Ireland); KHAN, Karim (United Kingdom);  and LO VOI, Francesco (Italy).
12.02.2021 The Assembly of States Parties elected Mr. Karim Khan (United Kingdom) as the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for a nine year term commencing 16 June 2021.



Source:  Assembly of States Parties