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Office: Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
President: Song Sang-Hyun
Term Start: 15 June 2012
Predecessor: Luis Moreno Ocampo
Office 2: Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
President 2: Philippe Kirsch, Sang-hyun Song
Term Start 2: 8 September 2004
Term End 2: 15 June 2012
Predecessor 2: Position established
Successor 2: TBD
Office 3: Attorney General and, Minister of Justice of The Gambia
President 3: Yahya Jammeh
Term Start 3: 1998
Term End 3: 2000
Predecessor 3: Hawa Sisay-Sabally
Successor 3: Pap Cheyassin Secka
Birth Date: 1961/1/31
Birth Place: Banjul, The Gambia
Alma Mater: Obafemi Awolowo University, International Maritime Law Institute
Fatou B. Bensouda (born 31 January 1961) is a Gambian lawyer, former government civil servant, international criminal law prosecutor and legal adviser. She has been the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor since June 2012, after having served as a Deputy Prosecutor in charge of the Prosecutions Division of the ICC since 2004. She has held positions of Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
Bensouda was born in Banjul, The Gambia. She attended primary and secondary school in the Gambia before leaving for Nigeria where she graduated from the University of IFE with an Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree. She then obtained her Barrister-at-Law (BL) professional qualification from the Nigeria Law School. After acquiring a Master of Laws from the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta, she became the Gambia's first expert in international maritime law and the law of the sea.
Bensouda is married to a Gambian-Moroccan businessman and they have two children.
Bensouda's international career as a non-government civil servant formally began at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she worked as a Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney before rising to the position of Senior Legal Advisor and Head of the Legal Advisory Unit (May 2002 to August 2004).
On 8 August 2004, she was elected as Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions) with an overwhelming majority of votes by the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court. On 1 November 2004, Bensouda was sworn into Office as Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions).
On 1 December 2011 the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC announced that an informal agreement had been reached to make Bensouda the consensus choice to succeed Luis Moreno-Ocampo as Prosecutor of the ICC. She was formally elected by consensus on 12 December 2011. Her term as Prosecutor is expected to begin in June 2012.
Bensouda has been the recipient of various awards, most

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Gambia is latest African nation to quit international criminal court

The decision will also come as a personal blow to the court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, a former Gambian justice minister. The court at the weekend asked South Africa and Burundi to reconsider their decisions to leave, which came as a major blow ...
Posted: October 26, 2016, 6:21 am

The Gambia joins African queue to leave ICC

The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is a former Gambian justice minister. President Yahya Jammeh has ruled The Gambia since taking power in a coup in 1994. Elections are due in December, but opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 others were ...
Posted: October 26, 2016, 8:34 am

Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

The ICC's current chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is Gambian and was as an adviser to Jammeh in the early years of his rule after he seized power in a coup in 1994. She later served as justice minister. It is not the first time Jammeh has pulled his ...
Posted: October 26, 2016, 9:32 am
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