Ban pledges to support newly elected ICC prosecutor

16 December 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor-elect of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and pledged his continued support for her and the United Nations’ cooperation to assist the court in fully achieving its great potential.

According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, during their meeting Mr. Ban warmly congratulated Ms. Bensouda on her election and wished her the best of success in her important new role.

Mr. Ban also underscored the vital significance of the court as “the indispensable centrepiece of our system of international criminal justice and our best hope for ending impunity for international crimes.”

Ms. Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer who has served as ICC Deputy Prosecutor since 2004, will start her term in June next year, replacing the current ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo from Argentina.

 

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