Seelinger Appointed as Special Advisor to ICC

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Kim Thuy Seelinger, research associate professor, has been appointed as the Special Adviser on Sexual Violence in Conflict by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Seelinger is the director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration.

Special Advisers to the Prosecutor are persons with outstanding professional credentials and expertise in their fields. They provide advice to the Prosecutor within their respective mandates and may assist in training initiatives of the Office.

The appointments, drawn from different regions of the world with cultural, linguistic and gender diversity, bring on-board rich expertise and experiences from different legal systems and specializations. These appointments form part of Interim Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan’s vision  to build on what has been accomplished to date and strengthen specialization on a wide range of issues: public international law, sexual violence in conflict, crimes against and affecting children, and slavery crimes.

“I am delighted to welcome such an outstanding group of experts and I am grateful for their willingness to serve as my Special Advisers. I have no doubt that with their enormous experience and hugely impressive credentials, they will significantly contribute to the work of the Office and the cause of international criminal justice. I very much look forward to working with and learning from them,” said Prosecutor Khan.

Khan created various new posts of Special Advisers for the first time, including portfolios on the Crime of Aggression; the Darfur, Sudan Situation; Gender Persecution; Genocide; International Criminal Law Discourse; Islamic Law; Knowledge Transfer; Slavery Crimes and Public International Law.

Learn about the other Advisers on the ICC website.