ASP19 Resumed session - DAY 5

ASP19 Closes in New York - States elect 6 Judges to the ICC 

23 DECEMBER 2020

"We remain ready to continue to strengthen and support the Court and work together with this Assembly so that it can be a force of progress and stay true to the preamble of the Rome Statute.” 

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), Closing Statement ASP19, 16 December 2020

Read the Statement here

On 23 December 2020, the resumed 19th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC Rome Statute continued at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) with the Elections of Judges.

In the seventh round of voting, no judge was elected. In the eighth round of voting, Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor (Trinidad and Tobago) was elected with 86 votes. 

This completes the ICC’s judicial elections.  

The six newly elected judges are: 

  • Joanna Korner (United Kingdom) (List A);
  • Gocha Lordikpanidze (Georgia) (List B);
  • Miatta Maria Samba (Sierra Leone) (List A);
  • María del Socorro Flores Liera (Mexico) (List B);
  • Sergio Ugalde Godinez (Costa Rica) (List B); and
  • Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor (Trinidad and Tobago) (List A)


All results of the 2020 ICC judicial elections can be found here

The election follows the Court’s regular judicial elections process, which replaces a third of the 18 judges every three years. The new judges will serve a nine-year term expected to begin in March 2021. 

The outgoing judges are:  Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji (Nigeria) (ICC President); Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) (ICC First Vice President); Judge Howard Morrison (United Kingdom); Judge Olga Herrera-Carbuccia (Dominican Republic); Judge Geoffrey Henderson (Trinidad and Tobago); and Judge Raul Cano Pangalangan (Philippines).

The remaining judges, in addition to the six newly elected, are:  Judge Chang-ho Chung (Republic of Korea); Judge Piotr Hofmanski (Poland); Judge Bertram Schmitt (Germany); Judge Péter Kováck (Hungary); Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Democratic Republic of Congo); Judge Marc Perrin De Brichambaut (France) (ICC Second Vice President); Judge Tomoko Akane (Japan); Judge Luz del Carmen Ibanez-Carranza (Peru); Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa (Uganda); Judge Kimberly Prost (Canada); Judge Rosario Aitala (Italy); and Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou (Benin).

The 19th session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties to the ICC Rome Statute will resume for a second time in early  2021 to elect the ICC prosecutor and any other pending matter, as necessary.

Visit our webpage on the Assembly of States Parties 2020 for daily summaries, background, civil society key recommendations and other documentation.

All ASP19 documents, including adopted resolutions can be found on the ASP website HERE