International Criminal Court – Senior Officials Take Office

International Criminal Court – Senior Officials Take Office 32 Work in Progress / Travaux en cours International Criminal Court – Senior OfŽ cials Take OfŽ ce THORDIS INGADOTTIR* With the most senior ofŽ cials now appointed, the International Criminal Court is setting its course. The eighteen judges of the Court were inaugurated in March, 2003, witnessed by various leaders and representatives of the international com- munity. In his address, the United Nations Secretary-General KoŽ Annan stated that “these eleven men and seven women, representing all regions of the world and many different cultures and legal traditions, have made themselves the embodi- ment of our collective conscience”. The principal administrator of the Court, Registrar Mr. Bruno Cathala, was appointed on July 4, and the Court’s Prosecutor, Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo, took ofŽ ce on June 16. His Deputy-prosecutor, Mr. Serge Brammertz, made his solemn undertaking on November 3, 2003. Another important election took place in September 2003, namely the election of members of the Board of Directors of the Victims Trust Fund: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al- Abdullah, Óscar Arias Sánchez, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Simone Veil. In September 1999 staff members were working in the Court’s temporary building, the Arch, in The Hague. That http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Law FORUM du droit international (continued in International Community Law Review) Brill

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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1388-9036
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1571-8042
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10.1163/157180404773166037
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32 Work in Progress / Travaux en cours International Criminal Court – Senior OfŽ cials Take OfŽ ce THORDIS INGADOTTIR* With the most senior ofŽ cials now appointed, the International Criminal Court is setting its course. The eighteen judges of the Court were inaugurated in March, 2003, witnessed by various leaders and representatives of the international com- munity. In his address, the United Nations Secretary-General KoŽ Annan stated that “these eleven men and seven women, representing all regions of the world and many different cultures and legal traditions, have made themselves the embodi- ment of our collective conscience”. The principal administrator of the Court, Registrar Mr. Bruno Cathala, was appointed on July 4, and the Court’s Prosecutor, Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo, took ofŽ ce on June 16. His Deputy-prosecutor, Mr. Serge Brammertz, made his solemn undertaking on November 3, 2003. Another important election took place in September 2003, namely the election of members of the Board of Directors of the Victims Trust Fund: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al- Abdullah, Óscar Arias Sánchez, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Simone Veil. In September 1999 staff members were working in the Court’s temporary building, the Arch, in The Hague. That

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Published: Jan 1, 2004

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