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Call by the Registry of the ICC for experts on reparations for victims within the framework of reparations proceedings in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

1. Pursuant to regulation 110(2) of the Regulations of the Registry and rule 97(2) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Registry of the International Criminal Court hereby launches a call for experts to assist the Court at the reparations phase of proceedings in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo ("Bemba case"), in compliance with the order issued by Trial Chamber III on 22 July 2016 requesting submissions relevant to reparations, in which the Registry was called upon to provide a list of experts available to assist the Chamber in its determination of the relevant issues (ICC‑01/05-01/08-3410).

2. The Registry notes that the Trial Chamber may appoint competent experts included on the list of experts that the Registry of the Court creates and maintains pursuant to regulation 44 of the Regulations of the Court ("RoC"), at the reparations phase, if their expertise is deemed necessary, to assist it in determining the extent of any damage, loss and injury to or in respect of victims and to suggest various options concerning the appropriate types and modalities of reparations.[1]

3. As part of the reparations phase in the proceedings in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the Registry is calling, in particular, for experts with expertise in the following matters ("Call for Experts"):

  1.  mapping of victims;

  2. identification of trauma and assessment – including in financial or monetary terms – of harm suffered by victims of mass crimes;

  3. prioritisation and differentiation in categories of victims, including victims of sexual violence and child victims;

  4. ways of avoiding victim re-traumatisation, stigmatisation and/or discrimination and ensuring gender-inclusive involvement in determining the type of reparations in this case; and

  5. development and implementation of a victim consultation process, including a representative sampling method.

4. Anyone wishing to respond to the present Call for Experts must meet all the following criteria:

  • proven expertise and broad experience in a variety of areas relating to reparations and, in particular, those listed under paragraph 3, above;

  • proven competence in the relevant matter recognised nationally, regionally and/or internationally;

  • ability to act independently and impartially when performing duties;

  • fluency in at least one of the Court's two working languages (French and English); knowledge of the local languages spoken by the affected communities in this case will be considered an asset;

  • familiarity with the context of the Court's operations, including an understanding of the affected communities, local and regional dynamics, stakeholders and local programmes or initiatives, will be considered an asset.

5. All interested experts are requested to submit the following documents by 25 November 2016 to the Court at: ExpertsReparation4@icc-cpi.int:

  1. a detailed curriculum vitae;

  2. a letter of motivation stating area of expertise and wish to be included on the Court's list of experts; and

  3. all documents showing proof of years of experience in the area of expertise and, where applicable, inclusion on a list of experts.

6. Persons fulfilling the above-mentioned requirements and identified as suitable by the Registry will be invited by the Registry to officially apply for their inclusion on the List of Experts maintained by the Registry in accordance with regulation 44 of the RoC by submitting an official application form along with additional supporting material as listed in the application form.

7. Relevant information regarding the application for inclusion on the List of Experts maintained by the Registry can be found at https://www.icc-cpi.int/get-involved/Pages/Experts.aspx.

8. Persons accepted to be included on the List of Experts maintained by the Registry may be appointed by the Chamber to assist in its determination of the reparations related issues in the Bemba case and shall act in their personal capacity. Candidates who occupy positions of responsibility in a government or in governmental organisations will not be included on the List of Experts maintained by the Registry if those responsibilities are likely to place them in a situation of conflict of interest.


[1] Rule 97(2) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.

Source : Registry