Judge Tomoko Akane

Nationality: Japan (Asia-Pacific States)

Term: -

Assumed full-time duty:

Elected from: List A on

Assigned to: Pre-Trial Division

Current chamber: Trial Chamber X, Pre-Trial Chamber II

Biography

Judge as of 11 March 2018, for a term of nine years. 

Prior to joining the ICC in 2018, Judge Akane served as Ambassador for the International Judicial Cooperation in charge of promoting international cooperation for the sound development of justice systems and as Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office of Japan.

Judge Akane was appointed as a Public Prosecutor in 1982 and has served in various Public Prosecutor's Offices in Japan from District Public Prosecutor's Offices to the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office and other legal institutions. She has dealt with a broad range of criminal cases through investigation, prosecution, trial and appeal. She was also engaged in legislative activities including revision of the Juvenile Act of Japan as well as the education of prosecutors.

Through her responsibilities at the Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment Offenders (UNAFEI), a member institute of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programmes Network Institutes (PNI) and at the Research and Training Institute (RTI) of the Ministry of Justice of Japan, Judge Akane was involved in legal technical assistance and capacity building for legal and criminal justice practitioners including prosecutors and judges from other countries for more than 9 years.

In addition to her legal profession, she acquired experience in academia as Professor of Criminal Justice Practice at Nagoya University Law School and Chukyo University Law School from 2005 to 2009.

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Situation and Cases

Current situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud - Trial Chamber X
Situation in the Central African Republic - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in the Central African Republic II - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in Uganda - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in Darfur, Sudan - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in the Republic of Kenya - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in the Republic of Burundi - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony and Vincent Otti - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Simone Gbagbo - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Walter Osapiri Barasa - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Muhammad Harun ("Ahmad Harun") - Pre-Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Philip Kipkoech Bett - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Situation in Ukraine - Pre-Trial Chamber II
Past situations and cases:
Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in the Republic of Burundi - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony and Vincent Otti - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Muhammad Harun ("Ahmad Harun") and Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman ("Ali Kushayb") - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Simone Gbagbo - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 2 November 2020 )
The Prosecutor v. Walter Osapiri Barasa - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in the Central African Republic - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in the Central African Republic II - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in Uganda - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in Darfur, Sudan - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in the Republic of Kenya - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 17 November 2018 - 20 February 2019 )
The Prosecutor v. Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 7 December 2018 - 20 February 2019 )
The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 20 February 2019 - 17 March 2020 )
The Prosecutor v. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman ("Ali Kushayb") - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 12 June 2020 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Muhammad Harun ("Ahmad Harun") - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 12 June 2020 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Philip Kipkoech Bett - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 11 December 2020 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 25 January 2021 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman ("Ali Kushayb") - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2021 - 21 July 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani - Pre-Trial Chamber II ( 16 March 2021 - 14 December 2021 )