Reflections from the International Criminal Court Prosecutor
AUG 29, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Established in 2003, the Cox International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice has been presented to the Hon. Philippe Kirsch, President, International Criminal Court; Amb. Hans Corell, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs; Judge Thomas Buergenthal, International Court of Justice; Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; Robert Petit, International Prosecutor, Khmer Rouge Tribunal; Judge Navanethem Pillay, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights; Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone, and Amb. Stephen J. Rapp, U.S. Ambassador for War Crimes Issues, U.S. Dept. of State.
International Criminal Court
Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia is Prosecutor Elect of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She has been Deputy Prosecutor since 2004, in charge of the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor. Earlier, Ms. Bensouda worked as a Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, rising to Senior Legal Advisor and Head of The Legal Advisory Unit. Before joining the ICTR, she was the General Manager of a leading commercial bank in The Gambia. Earlier, she was Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General, and Legal Secretary of the Republic, then Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she was Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet of The Gambia. Ms. Bensouda also took part in negotiations on the treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Parliament, and the ECOWAS Tribunal. She has been a delegate at U.N. conferences on crime prevention, human rights, and the ICC. Ms. Bensouda holds a masters degree in International Maritime Law and Law of The Sea.