Former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, has been appointed to the Court of Arbitration of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a 3-year- period.
The decision was taken at an ICC World Council Meeting which took place in Paris, France on June 21, 2018.A letter from the President of the Court of Arbitration of the ICC to the former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, expressed appreciation that Marietta Appiah-Oppong had accepted the appointment, noting that her decision makes the court a fully gender-balanced and regionally diverse one.
“I am delighted that you have agreed to serve as part of the 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2021 term of office; the inauguration of this revitalized and fully gender-balanced Court opens a promising new chapter in the Court’s history with its largest, most regionally and generationally diverse network of members to date. In line with the Court’s decision not to permit members to serve for more than two consecutive full terms, close to half of the Court members are new entrants.”
“The new Court is a unique group of outstanding professionals, and it will be a privilege and an honour for me to work with all of you over the next three years. We look to our renewed members to carry forward the Court’s unparalleled institutional knowledge and experience from the current term of office, as well as counting on incoming members to bring fresh enthusiasm and a broad range of new perspectives to the essential work of the Court.
Marietta has been a practicing lawyer for over 20 years, starting out at Fugar and Co. law firm before moving to become a senior partner at Lithur Brew and Co law firm.
She served as Ghana’s Attorney General in February 2013, appointed by President John Mahama until January 2017 when the Mahama government lost power.
The court of arbitration is one of the World’s most experienced and renowned international arbitration institutions.
Founded in 1923, it administers arbitrations in accordance with the ICC Rules of Arbitration, and helps resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment.
The ICC Court is located in Paris, and has a membership that currently totals 176 individuals from 104 countries.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citinewsroom.com/Ghana