ICC registrar Herman von Hebel speaks with IJT in his office  (Photo: Stephanie van den Berg)
20 January 2016 by Janet H. Anderson, The Hague (The Netherlands)

In part 1 of an interview with the International Criminal Court’s registrar [IJT-189], IJT asked Herman von Hebel about the ICC budget for 2016 and criticism he’s faced for internal programmes, such as ReVision. Part 2 looks at the bigger picture, asking how he sees the next few years at the ICC. Topics include prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s model for how much work her office can realistically do and its resource implications, the introduction of performance indicators at the court and a website that the ICC’s own staff are reluctant to rely on for timely information.

ICC registrar Herman von Hebel in his new offices (Photo: Stephanie van den Berg)
18 January 2016 by Janet H. Anderson, The Hague (The Netherlands)

It’s a new era for the International Criminal Court. New premises [IJT-189]. New trials. New pressures. Shortly after he moved into to his new office late last year, IJT met with the court’s registrar, Herman von Hebel. Ensconced high up in one of the building’s six towers, he has a view to woods one way and the judges’ tower and the courtrooms the other. An ICC flag and four tomato-red chairs have been salvaged from his previous office.

02 April 2007 by -

According to a March 19 press release from the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Lovemore Munlo, registrar of the court since October 2005, decided "the time has come to move on". In reality, the Special Court's management committee, which includes the key donor states and Sierra Leone, decided not to renew his mandate when it expired in March because they were dissatisfied with his management abilities.

17 December 2007 by -

On December 3, the Assembly of States Parties, meeting in New York, elected three new judges to fill vacant seats on the International Criminal Court (ICC): Frenchman Bruno Cotte and Ugandan Daniel Nsereko, for terms ending in March 2012, and Fumiko Saiga of Japan, for a term ending in March 2009. In early 2008, the 18 ICC judges will elect a new registrar to a five-year term, replacing Frenchman Bruno Cathala who has been registrar since the Court's creation.