What is the nationality of the current judge of the International Criminal Court?

  • The eighteen judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) are elected for nine-year terms by the member-countries of the court.
  • Candidates must be nationals of those countries and they must "possess the qualifications required in their respective States for appointment to the highest judicial offices".
  • As of March 2012, the President is Sang-hyun Song from South Korea.
  • Sanji Mmasenono Monageng of Botswana is First Vice-President
  • Cuno Tarfusser of Italy is Second Vice-President.
  • All the above three were elected on 11 March 2012.
  • As of November 2013, after the 2013 elections there are 18 full-time judges who are supplemented by three judges whose terms expired on 11 March 2012 but who continue to serve as ad litem judges for the duration of the trials that had started with them on the bench.The nationalities of the judges are: Argentina, Brazil, Botswana, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Mali, Nigeria, Philippines, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, and United Kingdom.