Four candidates named for next Int'l Court prosecutor

AP , Tuesday 25 Oct 2011

A list of 4 candidates includes the possible replacements for International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo whose term ends next year

A committee set up to search for a new prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has drawn up a short list of four candidates, including the current deputy prosecutor.

Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is due to retire next year at the end of a nine-year term that has seen him open investigations in seven countries — all of them in Africa — but not yet reach a conviction.

The short list presented Tuesday features Moreno-Ocampo's deputy, Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, Andrew Cayley, a co-prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia who comes from Britain, Tanzania's Chief Justice Mohamed Chande Othman and Robert Petit, a counsel at the crimes against humanity and war crimes section of Canada's Justice Department.

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