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Eighth Election – 2014

Elections to fill six ICC judicial vacancies
States parties to the Rome Statute will elect six new ICC judges during the 13th Assembly of States Parties, to be held at the United Nations in New York from 8 - 17 December 2014.

From 28 April to 20 July 2014, states parties will have the opportunity to nominate candidates for election.

The six judges elected in December 2014 will replace six judges elected in 2006 to serve a full nine-year term.

Judges elected at this 13th session, to be held will be sworn in in March 2015 and called to serve when required by the Court

Coalition calls for nomination and election of most highly-qualified candidates
The Coalition strongly opposes reciprocal political agreements (“vote-trading”) in ICC elections.

As part of its Campaign on ICC/ASP Elections, the Coalition is urging states parties to nominate the most highly qualified candidates through a fair, transparent and merit-based election process.

In order to enhance the nomination process, we help publicize and raise awareness of the elections and candidates put forward by governments. To this end, we:

  • Request all nominated candidates to complete questionnaires that provide additional information about their qualifications (see below);

  • Hold interviews with all candidates;

  • Organize public seminars with available candidates and experts;

  • Host public debates between the candidates.

The Coalition as a whole does not endorse or oppose individual candidates but advocates for the integrity of the nomination and election procedures.

Election criteria and minimum voting requirements
The ASP will elect those judges who obtain the highest number of votes with at least a two-thirds majority of states parties present and voting from a pool of nominated candidates.

Candidates shall have established competence in criminal law and procedure and necessary relevant experience in criminal proceedings (list A candidates) or established competence in relevant areas of international law and extensive practical experience in a professional legal capacity (list B candidates).

States parties must also take into account the representation of the principal legal systems of the world, equitable geographical representation, a fair representation of female and male judges, and judges with legal expertise on specific issues including, but not limited to, violence against children or women.

The procedure used for nominations and elections of judges requires states parties to vote for a minimum number of candidates from each regional group, legal expertise and gender.

The minimum voting requirements for the 2014 election are: 2 for List B, 2 for Eastern-European States, 1 for Asia-Pacific States and 1 for male candidates.

For more information
Factsheet on the Coalition 2014 Campaign on ICC Elections
Elections contact: Matthew Cannock, Coalition Legal Officer, [email protected]
The notes verbales, statements and curricula vitæ of all candidates will be available on the ASP website.
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
20 Aug 2014
Reply from Mr. Krister Thelin (Sweden) to the CICC judicial questionnaire
20 Aug 2014
Reply from Mr. Piotr Hofmański (Poland) to the CICC judicial questionnaire
28 July 2014
Reply from Mr. Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (France) to the CICC judicial questionnaire
16 July 2014
Reply from Mr. Peter Kovács (Hungary) to the CICC judicial questionnaire
12 May 2014
Letter to Non-States Parties on 2014 ICC Judicial Elections
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
28 Apr 2014
States: Nominate the Most Highly Qualified ICC Judicial Candidates