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Nigerian Elected President International Criminal Court of Justice

New ICC Presidency chosen for 2018-2021


Today, 11 March 2018, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in an entire session, chose Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji (Nigeria) as President of the Court for a three-year term with prompt impact. Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) was chosen First Vice-President and Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (France) Second Vice-President.

"I am profoundly regarded to have been chosen by my associates as President of the International Criminal Court. As I take up my obligations, I feel supported that I am ready to depend on the wide experience of the two Vice-Presidents, Judge Robert Fremr and Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, both of whom I have nearly worked with beforehand. I anticipate cooperating with them and in addition with every one of the judges, every one of the Officials and the staff of the Court in a soul of collegiality. I additionally anticipate working together with the Assembly of States Parties, common society and the universal group everywhere, acting together to fortify and strengthen the Rome Statute framework, the twentieth commemoration of the selection of which we commend this year", President Chile Eboe-Osuji expressed after the decision. "I am likewise appreciative to the past President, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, and Vice-Presidents, Judges Joyce Aluoch and Kuniko Ozaki, for their work and administration," he included.

The Presidency – comprising of the President and the two Vice-Presidents – assumes a key part in giving key initiative to the ICC in general. The Presidency arranges with alternate organs and looks for the simultaneousness of the Prosecutor on issues of common concern. As per the Rome Statute, the ICC's overseeing settlement, the Presidency is in charge of the correct organization of the Court, except for the Office of the Prosecutor. The Presidency manages the exercises of the Registry and gives contribution to a wide scope of regulatory approaches influencing the Court's general working. Moreover it conducts legal audit of specific choices of the Registrar and finishes up all inclusive collaboration concurrences with States and worldwide associations.

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