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Fatou Bensouda
Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 June 2012
President Song Sang-Hyun
Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi
Deputy James Stewart
Preceded by Luis Moreno Ocampo
Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
In office
8 September 2004 â€“ 15 June 2012
President Philippe Kirsch
Sang-hyun Song
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by James Stewart
Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Gambia
In office
1998–2000
President Yahya Jammeh
Preceded by Hawa Sisay-Sabally
Succeeded by Pap Cheyassin Secka
Personal details
Born (1961-01-31) 31 January 1961 (age 55)
Banjul, Gambia
Alma mater University of Ife
Nigerian Law School
International Maritime Law Institute
Religion Islam[1]

I am an African and I am very proud of that.
I am a victim-oriented person. I like to see that the victims know that they have a voice.
Fatou Bensouda
What offends me the most when I hear criticisms about this so-called Africa bias is how quick we are to focus on the words and propaganda of a few powerful, influential individuals, and to forget about the millions of anonymous people who suffer from their crimes.
Fatou Bensouda
I do not think that it is right for me to start giving opinions about the human rights situation of any country, including Gambia, except when those crimes translate into the crimes that I have to investigate.
Fatou Bensouda
I think my track record speaks for myself… I have been endorsed by the African Union, but I am a prosecutor for 121 states parties and this is what I intend to be until the end of my mandate.
Fatou Bensouda
We say that the ICC is targeting Africans, but all of the victims in our cases in Africa are African victims.
Fatou Bensouda