Statement: 30 September 2016

Passing of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

​The International Criminal Court (ICC) learnt with sadness about the passing of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (Philippines) on 29 September 2016. 

Senator Defensor-Santiago was elected for a nine-year term as an ICC judge by the Assembly of States Parties in December 2011, but did not assume her functions at the Court. On 4 June 2014, she submitted her resignation for personal reasons.

The Court presents its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Senator Defensor-Santiago in this time of sorrow.

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].