Media Advisory: 30 March 2023

New ICC Registrar to be sworn in on 5 April 2023: Practical information

Osvaldo Zavala Giler elected as ICC Registrar

A swearing-in Ceremony for the new Registrar of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"), Osvaldo Zavala Giler, will be held on Wednesday 5 April 2023 at 10:30 (The Hague time) in Courtroom I at the Seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Mr Zavala Giler (Ecuador) was elected as ICC Registrar by the judges of the Court for a period of five years on 10 February 2023. He will succeed Mr Peter Lewis (United Kingdom), whose mandate ends on 16 April 2023.

Mr Zavala Giler will take a public oath of office in accordance with article 45 of the Rome Statute. H.E. Kateřina Sequensová, Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties and Judge Piotr Hofmański, ICC President, will also deliver remarks at the Ceremony.

Webstreaming: The Ceremony can be followed live on the ICC website, in English and French, and on the ICC Facebook accounts: EnglishFrench.

Audio-visual materials: Images of the Ceremony will be available for download in video (MPEG-4) and audio (MPEG-3) format, and for viewing on the official ICC YouTube Channel.

Photographs of the Ceremony will be available on the ICC Flickr account. For information on audio-visual matters, please contact [email protected]

For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: [email protected]

You can also follow the Court’s activities on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram and Flickr