Policies and Strategies
On this page, you can find links to key strategic and policy documents of the Office of the Prosecutor (“OTP”), including a description of the first three years of the OTP’s work (Three Year Report, June 2006), the Strategy for the Office (2009-2012) (Prosecutorial Strategy), Strategic Plan (2012-2015), and (2016-2018); various policy papers (on
The Interest of Justice, on
Victims' Participation, the
Policy Paper on Preliminary Examinations, the Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation, Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes and Policy on Children); the OTP Reports on Preliminary Examinations Activities 2011,
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The OTP publishes its strategic plans and policies in the interests of providing transparency and clarity on its work as undertaken in accordance with the Rome Statute.
The OTP has six strategic goals which align with the Office's Prosecutorial Strategy to:
1) Conduct impartial, independent, high-quality, efficient and secure preliminary examination, investigations and prosecutions;
2) Further improve the quality and efficiency of the preliminary examinations, investigations and the prosecutions;
3) Enhance the integration of a gender perspective in all areas of our work and continue to pay particular attention to sexual and gender based crimes and crimes against children;
4) Enhance complementarity and cooperation by strengthening the Rome System in support of the ICC and of national efforts in situations under preliminary examination or investigation;
5) Maintain a professional office with specific attention to gender and nationality balance, staff quality and motivation, and performance management and measurement, and
6) Ensure good governance, accountability and transparency.