June 20, 2018

Six newly elected ICC judges to be sworn today

A swearing-in Ceremony for six new judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be held  today Friday 9 March 2018, at 11:00 (The Hague local time) in Courtroom I at the seat of the Court in The Hague.

Judges Luz del Carmen Ibañez Carranza (Peru), Solomy Balungi Bossa (Uganda), Tomoko Akane (Japan), Reine Alapini-Gansou (Benin), Kimberly Prost (Canada) and Rosario Salvatore Aitala (Italy) were elected for nine-year terms during the sixteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute in December 2017.

The judges will take a public oath declaring: “I solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and exercise my powers as a judge of the International Criminal Court honourably, faithfully, impartially and conscientiously, and that I will respect the confidentiality of investigations and prosecutions and the secrecy of deliberations”.

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