So reports the ICC, which issued a release announcing that ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had winnowed to 3 the list of candidates for her prior position, Deputy Prosecutor.
Bensouda thus submitted to the 121-member ICC Assembly of States Parties – which will elect the Deputy when it meets next month at The Hague – her nomination of the following persons, each of whom has significant administrative as well as prosecutorial experience:
► Paul Rutledge, an Australian with 30 years' experience, working since 2010 as an advisor on management issues to the Public Prosecutor for Papua New Guinea and the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Solomon Islands. He's also acted as the Solomon Islands' Deputy Director of Public prosecutions. Before that, he served 8 years as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions for the state of Queensland in northeast Australia.
|James K. Stewart|
According to the release, the 3 were chosen from a pool of 126 persons (23% women) who applied back in May, and since have undergone "initial screening, written test, oral presentations, face-to-face interviews as well as interaction with Senior Managers and Trial Lawyers within the Office."