The Presidency is one of the four Organs of the Court. It is composed of the President and First and Second Vice-Presidents, all of whom are elected by an absolute majority of the
Judges of the Court for a three year renewable term. The judges of the Court have adopted
Guidelines on the Procedure for the Election of the Presidency which entered into force on 19 January 2021. The judges composing the
Presidency serve on a full-time basis.
The Presidency has three main areas of responsibility: judicial/legal functions, administration and external relations. In the exercise of its judicial/legal functions, the Presidency constitutes and assigns cases to Chambers, conducts judicial review of certain decisions of the Registrar and concludes Court-wide cooperation agreements with States. With the exception of the Office of the Prosecutor, the Presidency is responsible for the proper administration of the Court and oversees the work of the Registry. The Presidency will coordinate and seek the concurrence of the Prosecutor on all matters of mutual concern. Among the Presidency's responsibilities in the area of external relations is to maintain relations with States and other entities and to promote public awareness and understanding of the Court.
In accordance with article 38 of the Rome Statute, the judges of the Court elected the Presidency on 11 March 2021. It is composed of