Media Advisory: 23 February 2024

Six newly elected ICC judges to be sworn in on 8 March 2024


A swearing-in Ceremony for six newly elected judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be held on Friday 8 March 2024 at 10:30 (The Hague local time) in Courtroom I at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). Judges Mr Keebong Paek (Republic of Korea), Mr Erdenebalsuren Damdin (Mongolia), Ms Iulia Motoc (Romania), Mr Haykel Ben Mahfoudh (Tunisia), Mr Nicolas Guillou (France) and Ms Beti Hohler (Slovenia) were elected for nine-year terms during the twenty-second session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute in December 2023. 

The newly elected judges will take a public oath declaring: "I solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and exercise my powers as a judge of the International Criminal Court honourably, faithfully, impartially and conscientiously, and that I will respect the confidentiality of investigations and prosecutions and the secrecy of deliberations".

Webstreaming: The Ceremony can be followed LIVE in on the ICC website and on the ICC Facebook accounts in English and French

AV 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]

This event is accessible by invitation only.

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 InstagramTwitter/ XFacebook, YouTube and Flickr