Fatou Bensouda


International Criminal Court

Fatou B. Bensouda is a Gambian lawyer, international criminal law prosecutor and former government civil servant. She is the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), having assumed office in June 2012, after serving as Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC in charge of the Prosecutions Division since 2004. Prior to her work at the ICC, Mrs. Bensouda worked as a Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, rising to the position of Senior Legal Advisor and Head of The Legal Advisory Unit. Between 1987 and 2000, she was successively Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General and Legal Secretary of the Republic, then Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she served as Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet of The Republic of The Gambia.