Sep 18 2012
By Francis Obinor
The candidates, according to her office over the weekend, were selected from a pool of 126 applicants. The prosecutor’s nomination is a culmination of an extensive interview process conducted with assistance from other tribunals.
The process, which started in May 2012, included an initial screening, written test, oral presentations, face-to-face interviews as well as interaction with senior managers and trial lawyers within the office.
All nominees meet the requirements of article 42 paragraph 3 of the statute. In providing the Assembly of States Parties with a list of three nominees, the prosecutor expressed her satisfaction with the process of identifying the candidates and said that all interviewed candidates were of a very high quality.
The candidates are: Ms Raija Toiviainen (Finland); Mr Paul Rutledge (Australia); and Mr James Steward (Canada).
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