Mr Karim Ahmad Khan has been formally sworn-in as the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Mr. Khan gave his solemn undertaking today during a ceremony held at the Seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Mr Khan, who is a national of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was elected as ICC Prosecutor on the 12th of February, this year, for a nine-year term.
The President of the ICC, Judge Piotr Hofmański, who presided over the ceremony in open court, said the Prosecutor had a lot of responsibilities ahead of him and looked forward to working with him to strengthen the institution.
On her part, the Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties, Ambassador Kateřina Sequensová, said she was confident that his tenure would constitute a fundamental pillar in the process of delivering international justice through his wealth of experience.
In his remarks as the Prosecutor, Mr. Khan said he would faithfully discharge his duties without fear or favour.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the 19th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, renewed the country’s commitment to working with state parties in the fight against impunity and to oppose efforts to undermine the work of the Court and its independence.
Ifeoma/ Dan Ede