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Media Advisory :

Newly elected ICC Prosecutor Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC to be sworn in on 16 June 2021: Practical information

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A swearing-in Ceremony for the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"), Mr Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC, will be held on Wednesday 16 June 2021, at 11:00 CEST in Courtroom I at the Seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. Mr Khan, a national of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was elected as ICC Prosecutor on 12 February 2021, for a nine-year term, at the second resumed nineteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute ("ASP") in New York.

Mr Khan will take a public oath of office declaring: "I solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and exercise my powers as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court honourably, faithfully, impartially and conscientiously, and that I will respect the confidentiality of investigations and prosecutions". H.E. Kateřina Sequensová, Vice-President of the ASP, and Judge Piotr Hofmański, President of the Court, will also deliver remarks at the Ceremony.

Mr Khan will officially assume the post of the ICC Prosecutor on 16 June 2021.

Webstreaming: The Ceremony can be followed live on the ICC website, in English and French, and on the ICC Facebook accounts: English, French.

Audio-visual materials: Images of the Ceremony will be available for download in video (MPEG-4) and audio (MPEG-3) format, and for viewing on the official ICC YouTube Channel.

Photographs of the Ceremony will be available on the ICC Flickr account. For information on audio-visual matters, please contact [email protected]


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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