Press Release: 20 May 2022

Presidency announces new composition of the ICC Advisory Committee on Legal Texts

ICC Core Legal Texts

The Advisory Committee on Legal Texts (ACLT) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) considers and reports on proposals for amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Elements of Crimes and the Regulations of the Court. It is composed of three judges, one from each Division, and one representative of the Office of the Prosecutor, the Registry and Counsel, respectively. The judicial members of the ACLT are elected for a period of three years.

Judge Chang-ho Chung, the representative of the Trial Division, has been elected as the ACLT Chairperson by its members. The judges of the Pre-Trial Division elected Judge Tomoko Akane as their ACLT representative and the judges of the Appeals Division will be represented by Judge Gocha Lordkipanidze.

The current composition of the ACLT is therefore:

  • Judge Chang-ho Chung (Chairperson), Trial Division;
  • Judge Tomoko Akane, Pre-Trial Division;
  • Judge Gocha Lordkipanidze, Appeals Division;
  • Mr Gregory Townsend, representative of counsel included in the list of counsel;
  • Senior Appeals Counsel/Head of the Appeals and Prosecution Legal Coordination Section, representative of the Office of the Prosecutor; and
  • Senior Legal Adviser/Chief of the Legal Office, representative of the Registry.

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].

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