Ms Fatou Bensouda’s solemn undertaking as ICC Prosecutor scheduled for 15 June
Posted by African Press International on June 13, 2012
A swearing-in ceremony will be held for Ms Fatou Bensouda, the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on 15 June 2012, from 11:00 to 11:30 in ICC Courtroom I. Ms Bensouda will make a brief speech after she is sworn in.
Ms Fatou Bensouda was elected ICC Prosecutor by the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute on 12 December 2011 for a term of nine years. She succeeds Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Court’s first Prosecutor.
On 15 June, ASP President H.E. Tiina Intelmann will administer the solemn undertaking by the Prosecutor. The President of the ICC, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, will deliver remarks.
The ceremony will be witnessed by the Judges of the Court, the ICC Registrar, Ms Silvana Arbia, the ICC Deputy Registrar, Mr Didier Preira, the ASP Vice President, H.E. Markus Börlin, and the Court’s first Prosecutor, Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Also attending will be a large number of diplomats and other high-ranking guests, representatives of other international organisations in The Hague and members of the civil society.
The ceremony will be webstreamed live on the ICC website here: