Open Letter on the Need for Additional Vetting for ICC Prosecutor Nominees
On 11 September 2020, Women’s Initiatives joined the Open Society Justice Initiative in submitting an open letter to the Bureau of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Assembly of States Parties, asking for additional, robust vetting of all nominees for the ICC Prosecutor.
In July 2020, the Committee for the Election of the Prosecutor took a significant step to include a background check and security clearance of all longlisted candidates. Nonetheless, the Committee acknowledged that the process it undertook could not “lay claim to comprehensiveness, nor [could] it offer all desirable guarantees.” Thus, we urge the Bureau to undertake a comprehensive vetting process for all candidates.
Read the full letter to see what actions would such process include.