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Media Advisory :

Six newly elected ICC judges to be sworn in on 9 March 2018

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

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".

Webstreaming: The Ceremony can be followed live on the ICC website at: http://player.cdn.tv1.eu/statics/66005/icc.html

AV materials: Photos and videos of the Ceremony will be available for download after the event.


For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: [email protected]

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