Policies and Strategies

On this page, you can find links to key strategic and policy documents of the Office of the Prosecutor ("OTP" or "Office"). These include a description of the first three years of the OTP's work, the Three Year Report, (September 2006); the strategy for the Office: the Report on Prosecutorial Strategy (2006), and the Prosecutorial Strategy (2009-2012), as well as the Strategic Plans (2012-2015), (2016-2018) and (2019-2021); various policy papers (on The Interest of Justice, on Victims' Participation, on Preliminary Examinations, on Case Selection and Prioritisation, on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes and on Children); as well as the OTP Reports on Preliminary Examination Activities for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 20182019 and 2020. The OTP publishes its strategic plans and policies in the interests of providing transparency and clarity on its work undertaken in accordance with the Rome Statute.

Strategic Objectives

The OTP has six strategic goals which align with the Office's Prosecutorial Strategy to:

1) achieve a high rate of success in court;

2) increase the speed, efficiency, and effectiveness of preliminary examinations, investigations and prosecutions;

3) develop with States enhanced strategies and methodologies to increase the arrest rate of persons subject to outstanding ICC arrest warrants;

4) refine and reinforce its approach to victims, in particular for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes and crimes against or affecting children;

5) further increase the Office’s ability to manage its resources in an effective, responsible, and accountable manner; and

6) further strengthen the ability of the Office and of its partners to close the impunity gap.


Policies and Strategies

Policies and Strategies

Policy on Situation Completion
  • Policy
  • 6 September 2021
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Policy on Cultural Heritage
  • Policy
  • 14 June 2021
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Statement of Core Values
  • Policy
  • 22 November 2019
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Strategic Plan (2019 - 2021)
  • Strategic Plan
  • 26 July 2019
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Policy on Children
  • Policy
  • 17 November 2016
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Policy paper on case selection and prioritisation
  • Policy
  • 15 September 2016
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Code of Conduct for the Office of the Prosecutor
  • Policy
  • 5 May 2016
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Strategic Plan (2012 - 2015)
  • Strategic Plan
  • 5 March 2016
  • Office of the Prosecutor
Paper on some policy issues before the Office of the Prosecutor
  • Policy
  • 5 March 2016
  • Office of the Prosecutor