Office of the Prosecutor

The mandate of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) is to conduct preliminary examinations, during which it receives and analyses referrals and communications in order to determine whether there is a reasonable basis to investigate; to conduct investigations into genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes; and to prosecute persons allegedly most responsible for such crimes. Find out more about how we work

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The Office of the Prosecutor conducts preliminary examinations and investigations, and prosecutes persons for crimes under the ICC’s jurisdiction. Like the judges, the Prosecutor is elected by the ASP for a mandate of 9 years, non-renewable.

Submit information on alleged crimes

There are three ways to submit information about alleged crimes:

a) By post to International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor Communications Post Office Box 19519 2500 CM The Hague The Netherlands.

b) By email to:

c) By fax to: +31 70 515 8555

It is not possible to submit a communication by telephone.