Reflections of an International Chief Prosecutor

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The Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights

Featuring Hon. Fatou Bensouda, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Fatou Bensouda, Ambassador of The Gambia to the UK, served as Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from June 2012 to June 2021. Ambassador Bensouda previously held the position of ICC Deputy Prosecutor from 2004 to 2012. Prior to her work at the ICC, Ambassador Bensouda worked as Trial Attorney, Senior Legal Adviser and Head of the Legal Advisory Unit at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Between 1987 and 2000, she served in successively senior positions in The Gambia, including Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she served as Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet. In March 2022, Ambassador Bensouda was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to be Chairman of the three-person International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia which is investigating atrocities in Tigray and neighboring regions.

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International Criminal Court; prosecution and International Criminal Court; international criminal law; international criminal procedure; ICC; ICC Office of the Prosecutor


CWRU Law School Moot Courtroom

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