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British human rights lawyer elected chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

14-02-2021 14:39

UN News

 

Criminal lawyer and human rights expert Karim Khan of the United Kingdom was elected on Friday to be the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

 

He will take office on 16 June, replacing Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of Ghana.  

 

The President of the Assembly of States Parties, O-Gon Kwon, applauded Mr. Khan on Twitter, saying “Warm congratulations! Thank you all for your hard work!!” 


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