Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Sworn

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Saturday, January 1, 2005
Bruce Zagaris
On November 1, 2004, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia was sworn in as Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions) of the International Criminal Court in a ceremony and Court session over which Judge Philippe Kirsch, ICC President, presided. In welcoming Mrs. Bensouda, President Kirsch explained that her inauguration coincided with the start of the judicial phase of operations and at a time when the Office of the Prosecutor has started and continues to conduct investigations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. On September 8, 2004, the Assembly of State Parties of the ICC elected Mrs. Bensouda for a period of nine years. As Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions), Mrs. Bensouda will head the management of the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor. She will report directly to the Prosecutor...[more]