The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice expresses its deep concern regarding recent media reports containing allegations about the former ICC Prosecutor, the practices of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) under his leadership and the alleged actions of current ICC staff members within the OTP. These allegations have raised serious and confronting issues for the Court.
We hope that the ICC, the OTP and States Parties will meet this challenge in a forthright manner and take action to strengthen the architecture of institutional accountability within the Court as well as ensure that the ICC’s reputation and credibility are restored and fortified for the future.
This is an important moment for the ICC’s evolution as a permanent court built for longevity, worthy of public trust and focused on the ethical fulfilment of its mandate.
Read the Statement of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice here
Read the statements by the ICC and the Prosecutor here