Fatou Bensouda

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Mrs Fatou Bensouda is the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, having been elected in 2011 by consensus by the Assembly of States Parties. She is the first woman to assume the position. Previously, she served as the Court’s first Deputy Prosecutor (2004 to May 2012), Senior Legal Advisor and Head of the Legal Advisory Unit of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2002 to 2004), and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of The Gambia, inter alia. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.  Mrs Bensouda has been listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2012 and 2017), by the New African magazine as one of the “Most Influential Africans;” by Foreign Policy as one of the “Leading Global Thinkers” (2013) & by Jeune Afrique as one of 50 African women who, by their actions & initiatives in their respective roles, advance the African continent (2014 & 2015).