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Volume I, s.2 Structure of the ICC, 5 The Office of the Prosecutor

John RWD Jones

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 March 2023

Prosecutors — Jurisdiction
The Office of the Prosecutor (hereinafter ‘OTP’) is a separate organ of the Court which has to act independently. It is responsible ‘for receiving referrals and any substantiated information on crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court, for examining them and for conducting investigations and prosecutions before the Court’.2 A member of the OTP is prohibited from seeking or acting on instructions from any external source.The OTP is headed by the Prosecutor with ‘full authority over the management and administration of the Office, including the staff, facilities...
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