Karim Ahmad Khan QC was sworn in as the prosecutor of this International Criminal Court.
He afterwards acquired a D.Phil in Oxford University and functioned as a crown prosecutor before embarking on an global career.
Judge Piotr Hofmański presided on the swearing-in service at The Hague.
Determined by the crucial function of the prosecutor at the courtroom’s job he said:”While Judges would be those who finally decide on the verdict in every instance, it’s also true that these cases would never get to the judges minus the prosecutor’s decision to bring them .
“And it’s the prosecutor who’s accountable for the manner by which preliminary assessments, investigations and prosecutions have been conducted, and the way evidence to the prosecution is chosen and presented”
As president of this courtroom, I look forward to working with him to strengthen our joint establishment”, he further added.
The Vice-President of the Meeting of States Parties, H.E. Ambassador Kateřina Sequensová, talking on behalf of the ASP, stated that Mr Khan brings”an impressive amount of experience in international criminal justice” and that she had been convinced his tenure”will constitute a basic pillar in the procedure for delivering global justice that we are deeply committed to”. H.E.
Mr Khan subsequently signed his oath before the ICC registrar, Peter Lewis, also delivered his first opinions as the prosecutor of the ICC.
He explained:”The Rome Statute structure is a guarantee to the future that tomorrow shouldn’t be bleak and sorrowful as yet.
“I’m really and sincerely humbled in my chance to function, and also the responsibilities which were entrusted in me. I’ll do my best to discharge these duties without fear or favor, reliably and with integrity, and in complete conformity with all the solemn declaration I have only given”, he added.