Former President John Dramani Mahama has commended former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong on her appointment to the Court of Arbitration of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a 3-year- period.
Her appointment came after 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.
In his congratulatory statement, Mr Mahama said: “Congratulations Marietta! Proud of you and all that you’ve achieved. Good luck with your new assignment and continue to make Ghana proud.”