In Summary
  • Czech Republic’s Judge Robert Fremr, who also sat in the Ruto and Sang cases, was elected first vice president to take over from Judge Aluoch as French Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut took over from Judge Kuniko Ozaki as second vice president.

  • In his acceptance speech, judge Osuji pledged to enhance cooperation among The Hague-based court’s stakeholders in order to strengthen it.

Nigerian Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji has been elected president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a three-year term.

The judge, who presided over post-election violence cases against Deputy President William Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua Sang, takes over from Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi whose term has ended.

KENYAN

According to a statement sent to newsrooms, ICC judges elected a new leadership during a plenary on Sunday, which will also see Kenyan Judge Joyce Aluoch bow out as vice president after serving in the capacity since 2015.

Mr Osuji pulled out of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s post-election violence case in 2014.

Czech Republic’s Judge Robert Fremr, who also sat in the Ruto and Sang cases, was elected first vice president to take over from Judge Aluoch as French Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut took over from Judge Kuniko Ozaki as second vice president.

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