Peter Lewis

The Registar

On 28 March 2018, Peter Lewis was elected Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a period of five years, and sworn in on 17 April 2018.

Prior to joining the Court, Mr Lewis was Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in England and Wales between 2007 and 2016.

He previously served as Director of Business Development of the CPS Headquarters in London (2003 – 2006), Chief Crown Prosecutor at the CPS Nottinghamshire (1999 – 2003), Head of Casework Services at the CPS Headquarters (1996 – 1999), Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor at the CPS East Midlands (1993 – 1995), Branch Crown Prosecutor at the CPS Kent (1991 – 1993) and Senior Crown Prosecutor of the CPS West Midlands (1986 – 1991).  He was also Prosecuting Solicitor at the West Midlands County Council (1981 – 1986) and Articled Clerk of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council in West Midlands (1979 – 1981).

Mr Lewis was a UK delegate to United Nations Preparatory Commission for the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the ICC in 1999-2000 and a member of the expert working group on the draft regulations of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor.

Mr Lewis holds a BA of Law from the City of Birmingham Polytechnic. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1981 and received his Higher Courts qualification in 2001.

Mr Lewis was made a companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen's birthday honours list in 2012.