The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - 9 Years On

Analysis of the Prosecutorial Strategy and Policies of the Office of the Prosecutor (2003-2011)

Recommendations to the Next ICC Prosecutor

During the first election of ICC officials, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo was unanimously elected as the first Prosecutor of this institution. His nine-year term will soon come to an end. Throughout the years, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has closely monitored the set-up of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), as well as its activities. FIDH has noted several criticisms in relation to the work of the OTP under the mandate of the first Prosecutor. It has also regularly made recommendations in relation to both strategic and policy issues, as well as activities in certain countries where crimes under the Court’s jurisdiction have been committed. This report assesses some of the most relevant developments, criticisms and achievements of the OTP during the Moreno-Ocampo term. Based on this analysis, the report makes recommendations for Mr Moreno-Ocampo’s successor.

Fatou Bensouda, new ICC Prosecutor, was elected at the tenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, held in New York from 12 to 21 December 2011.

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