A New Chief Prosecutor, and New Challenges, for the ICC

The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Feb. 6, 2020 (AP photo by Peter Dejong).
The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Feb. 6, 2020 (AP photo by Peter Dejong).

Last month, after months of jockeying for influence, member states of the International Criminal Court held a secret ballot to determine the court’s next chief prosecutor. The winner was Karim Khan, a British lawyer with extensive experience on both the prosecutorial and defense side of international criminal cases. Khan will be only the third person to hold the job. He will take over from the current chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, at a time when the ICC faces some difficult questions about what kind of institution it will be. This week on Trend Lines, WPR’s Elliot Waldman is joined by Kyle […]

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