Press Release

 03/07/2019

 Yes


 President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor and its panel of experts

 ICC-ASP-20190703-PR1463

 
 

​The President of the Assembly of States Parties, Mr. O-Gon Kwon (Republic of Korea), welcomes the new members of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor (CEP) and its panel of experts.

"The CEP has been established to facilitate the nomination of the next Prosecutor. On behalf of the Assembly of States Parties, I am confident and appreciative for the contribution of the CEP, which will support the crucial function of the Assembly in electing the highest qualified Prosecutor for the Court".

On 7 June 2019, the Bureau designated 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).

The CEP is governed by the Terms of Reference of the Committee (ICC-ASP/18/INF.2), and will be guided by the applicable provisions of the Rome Statute as well as the procedure for the nomination and election of the Prosecutor as set out in resolution ICC-ASP/1/Res.2, as amended.

"The Terms of Reference include a significant innovation by creating a panel of experts to assist the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor in carrying out its mandate in an advisory capacity".

On 27 June 2019, the Bureau decided to appoint the following persons as members of the panel of experts: 

    (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).


For further developments on the election of the Prosecutor process see the ASP website.

The Assembly of States Parties is the management oversight and legislative body of the ICC. It is comprised of representatives of States that have ratified and acceded to the Rome Statute. President Kwon was elected President of the Assembly for a three year mandate in December 2017.

For additional information please contact the Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties at [email protected].


Source:  Assembly of States Parties