Assembly of States Parties (ASP): The management oversight and legislative body of the International Criminal Court. It is composed of representatives of the countries that have ratified and acceded to the Rome Statute.
Bureau of the ASP: The Bureau of the ASP consists of a president, two vice-presidents (one based in New York and one based in The Hague), and 18 member states elected by the ASP for three-year terms. The current composition of members can be found here. The Bureau assists the ASP in the discharge of its responsibilities, and holds intersessional discussions with States Parties through two working groups, one based in New York and one based in The Hague (the New York Working Group, and the Hague Working Group).
Presidency of the ASP: Composed of the president of the ASP and two vice-presidents, all of whom are elected by the states parties, along with other members of the Bureau.
President of the ASP: A state representative who holds several functions, including: presiding over the Bureau; declaring the opening and closing of each plenary meeting of the ASP session; directing the discussions in plenary meetings; and ensuring observance of the rules of procedure of the ASP among other responsibilities. The current president of the ASP is O-Gon Kwon, a national of South Korea and former judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Advisory Committee on Nominations of Judges: An independent body of the ASP tasked with assessing the experience and qualifications of the persons seeking to serve as judges at the International Criminal Court. It is composed of nine members, who are nationals of states parties to the court, and makes formal recommendations in the months leading up to the elections.
Presidency of the International Criminal Court: The organ responsible for the proper administration of the court, which oversees the activities of the Registry and organizes the work of the judicial divisions. The presidency of the ICC comprises the president and the first and second vice-presidents — three judges of the court who are elected to the Presidency by their fellow judges for a maximum of two three-year terms.
President of the International Criminal Court:The officer who is the leader of the Presidency of the ICC. The current president of the ICC is Judge Chile Oboe-Osuji, who was elected by judges to a three-year term in March 2018.
Prosecutor of the ICC: The officer of the court whose duties include the investigation and prosecution of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Rome Statute of the ICC. The current prosecutor is Fatou Bensouda, who was elected by consensus to a nine-year term that started in June 2012.
Registrar of the ICC: An officer of the court responsible for the oversight of the Registry, which is a neutral organ providing services to all other organs of the court. Judges elected the current Registrar, Peter Lewis, to a five-year term in April 2018.
Group of Independent Experts: The individuals appointed by the ASP to undertake an independent review of the court pursuant to a mandate set out in the resolution passed in December 2019 on the review of the ICC. Under the ToR, the experts are mandated to make recommendations to the ASP under three clusters of issues.
Experts under the Governance Cluster: Individuals appointed to review the governance framework and inter-organ coordination and cooperation, as well as management policies and leadership culture of the ICC. The three appointed experts are: Nicolas Guillou (France); Mónica Pinto (Argentina); and Mike Smith (Australia).
Experts under the Judiciary Cluster: Individuals appointed to review the structure, organization, management, staffing, and working methods of the judiciary of the ICC. The three appointed experts are: Anna Bednarek (Poland); Iain Bonomy (U.K.); and Mohamed Chande Othman (Tanzania).
Experts under the Prosecution and Investigation Cluster: Individuals appointed to review the structure, organization, management, staffing, and working methods of the Office of the Prosecutor. The three appointed individuals are: Richard Goldstone (South Africa); Hassan Jallow (The Gambia); and Cristina Romano (Brazil).