ICC Registrar withdraws candidacy for new mandate

ICC Registrar withdraws candidacy for new mandate©ICC
Herman Von Hebel
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The Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Herman von Hebel, decided on March 13 to withdraw as candidate for a new five-year mandate, JusticeInfo.net has learned.

Von Hebel of the Netherlands had been sharply criticized for his management of the Court, especially in the context of the ReVision reform plan, aspects of which were deemed illegal by the administrative tribunal of the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the end of January. In total, these reforms may have cost the Court nearly 7 million Euros. 

Twelve candidates are still in the running to succeed him. But the date of the future Registrar’s election by the 18 ICC judges has not yet been announced. On March 9, the six new judges elected in December by the Assembly of the ICC’s 123 States Parties were inaugurated, and then elected Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji as Court President.