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The Mandate of the OTP in the Selection of Situations and Cases and the Office’s Prosecutorial Strategy for 2009-2012

A Gambian lawyer who serves as Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Bensouda will speak about the office’s goals and priorities for the future. Bensouda was a government prosecutor, Solicitor General, Attorney General and Minister of Justice in the Gambia. In 2000, Bensouda became a legal advisor and trial lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. In 2004, she was elected by the ICC’s Assembly of States Parties to be the Deputy Prosecutor in charge of prosecutions at the ICC. She acts under Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the ICC. As a representative of The Gambia, Bensouda helped negotiate the Rome Statute of the ICC in 1998.

The talk is sponsored by the International Criminal Court Student Network at Duke University, the Duke Human Rights Center, the Duke Law Center for International and Comparative Law, the Duke Law Career Center, the Duke Bar Association and the University of North Carolina School of Law.



April 7, 2010
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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