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A regular online roundtable where experts from different perspectives discuss a pressing issue in international criminal justice.

Arguendo Main

What are your thoughts on the ICC Office of Prosecutor's Policy on Case Selection and Prioritisation?

The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in September released its final Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation, which sets forth guidelines for how the OTP will exercise its prosecutorial discretion, namely how it will select and prioritize cases within any given situation country once an investigation has been opened. This policy addresses important questions relating to the work of the ICC: who’s prosecuted, when, why and on what basis? How would you assess this draft strategy of the OTP with respect to case selection and prioritization? Is this policy built for the short and/or long term? Will the policy articulated enable the OTP to make a more strategic use of its limited resources? Will it help achieve the greatest level of accountability at the ICC and in complementarity proceedings in national jurisdictions? Can it address some of the criticisms of the OTP’s case selection and prioritization to date? Is the policy comprehensive, and what suggestions, if any, do you have for how this policy paper can be enhanced?

Helen Brady

and Dr. Fabricio Guariglia

An Insider's View: Consistency and Transparency While Preserving Prosecutorial Discretion

Honorable Ekaterina Trendafilova

A Good Working Document of the Office of the Prosecutor

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

and Max du Plessis

Timely, But Is It Enough?

Professor William A. Schabas

Feeding Time at the Office of the Prosecutor

Professor Alex G. Whiting

Finding Strength within Constraints