ICC - Search Committee for the position of ICC Prosecutor takes up work

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The search for a successor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, whose term will expire in June 2012, is underway. The Search Committee, which operates from New York and is mandated to facilitate the nomination and election, by consensus, of the next Prosecutor, held its first meeting. Over the next few months, the Committee will informally receive expressions of interest from individuals, States, regional and international organizations, civil society, professional associations and other sources. The Search Committee will also actively identify and informally approach individuals who may satisfy the applicable criteria, in particular those contained in article 42 of the Rome Statute. The Search Committee will review the expressions of interest and produce a shortlist of at least three suitable candidates, where possible for consideration by the Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties. The next Prosecutor will be elected by the tenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The Committee is composed of five members, one from each regional group, namely:

(a) H.E. Mr. Baso Sangqu, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations (African Group)
(b) H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations (Asian Group) (Coordinator)
(c) H.E. Mr. Miloš Koterec, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations (Eastern European Group) (Deputy Coordinator)
(d) H.E. Mr. Joel Hernández, Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (Group of Latin American and Caribbean States)
(e) Sir Daniel Bethlehem, Q.C., Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (Western European and Others Group)

Interested candidates or those wishing to recommend the names of qualified individuals are requested to contact the Search Committee through the Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties:

     Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties
     International Criminal Court
     Maanweg 174
     2516 AB The Hague
     The Netherlands 
     Fax: +31 70 515 8376
     Email: [email protected] 

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