Deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will soon succeed Luis Moreno-Ocampo as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Ms. Bensouda, 50, is from Gambia and has served the ICC since 2004. Prior to that, she served as a prosecutor on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Ms. Bensouda must be elected by the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC at its meeting on December 12, but diplomats have indicated that she will be the only candidate for election to the post of chief prosecutor.
At present, all of the cases before the ICC involve conflicts in Africa.