The ICC Registry maintains this list of experts who may be called to provide services at any time for any organ of the Court or to be participants in Court proceedings (See Regulation 44 of the Regulations of the Court). Qualified experts will be placed on the list for a 5-year term, renewable for one additional term upon the expert's request.

Remuneration to experts is calculated at the UN P4-level pay scale, plus limited reimbursements of a) up to 40% of professional charges (if justified and linked to expert services provided to the Court), b) travel to The Hague or to the field and c) a daily subsistence allowance based on the number of days worked. No remuneration is due from the ICC unless the expert is called to provide services.

Who should apply

Experts who have:

  • a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience with a first level university degree, or 7 years with an advanced university degree
  • fluency in either English or French
  • in one of the following fields:
General expertise Expertise related to situations before the Court
  • Ballistics
  • History
  • Finance (to work on financial investigations/freezing assets)
  • Judicial systems
  • Forensic medicine
  • Military science
  • Graphology
  • Policing
  • Psychology (to work with victims, refugees, those in war zones or post-conflict societies, etc.)
  • Politics and geopolitics
  • Reparations
  • Linguistics

    In addition to fluency in English or French, linguists with a functional proficiency in one or more of the following languages are sought: Acholi, Hema, Kiswahili, Lingala, Lendu, Fur, Masalit, Zaghawa. Native or near-native fluency would be an asset.



  • Experts in other fields may apply, but must explain how their expertise is relevant to ICC proceedings.
  • All experts included on the ICC list of experts must maintain high standards of professional and personal integrity and show strict respect of confidentiality.
  • To promote gender equality on the list of experts, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Step 1: Complete the relevant application form and gather all required materials:

Step 2: Submit the application to:

List of experts
Division of Judicial Services
International Criminal Court
P.O. Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands

See Regulation 56 of the Regulations of the Registry for further details on the application procedure.