Bangladesh elected as bureau member of ICC

Publish: 12:51 PM, December 6, 2018 | Update: 12:51:PM, December 6, 2018

DHAKA  – Bangladesh has been elected as member of bureau of International Criminal Court (ICC) for the next two years (2019-20) in the 17th session of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute, at The Hague, Netherlands.

Starting on December 5, the assembly will end on December 12.

Bangladesh, South Korea and Japan have been elected for 2019 while Bangladesh, South Korea and Palestine for 2020 as members of the Asia-Pacific region.

‘Bureau’ ICC is the highest policy making body of 21 states out of 123 states. The ‘Bureau’ ICC has been entrusted with finalizing budget, electing judges, prosecutors, deputy prosecutors and taking decision on election.