Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC, the newly-elected Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will be sworn in on June 16, 2021.

Khan will succeed Fatou Bensouda, the current Chief Prosecutor, who is stepping down after nine years in service. Khan represented Deputy President William Ruto before the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the 2007/2008 post-election violence.
Mr. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC, the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will be sworn in on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in The Hague, the Netherlands.
“On 12 February 2021, at the second resumed nineteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (“ASP”) in New York, Mr Khan, a national of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was elected as ICC Prosecutor for a nine-year term.” In a statement, the court said.
“I solemnly swear that as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, I will fulfill my duties and execute my powers honorably, faithfully, impartially, and conscientiously, and that I will preserve the secrecy of investigations and prosecutions.”
The ceremony will also feature remarks by H.E. Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the ASP, and Judge Piotr Hofma?ski, President of the Court.

Khan was elected as the new ICC Prosecutor by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute on February 12th of this year.

Bensouda congratulated Khan on his election, saying that the British lawyer “brings a lot of expertise and ability to lead the Office of the Prosecutor.”

“With the full assistance of my team, I am dedicated to ensuring that our colleague, Mr Khan, is in the best possible position to take on the Office’s critical role when he takes office on June 16th.” She expressed herself.

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