Fatou Bensouda
Fatou Bensouda

Bensouda is Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, being the first African woman to hold such a position. She has been the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor since June 2012, after having served as a Deputy Prosecutor in charge of the Prosecutions Division of the ICC since 2004. She is the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of The Gambia. In September 2020, the Trump administration named Bensouda a “specially designated national” forbidding all U.S. persons and companies from doing business with her. The Biden administration revoked this in 2021.

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