Former President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated 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.
â€œI am delighted that you have agreed to serve as part of the 1 July 2018 â€“ 30 June 2021 term of office; the inauguration of this revitalized and fully gender-balanced Court opens a promising new chapter in the Courtâ€™s history with its largest, most regionally and generationally diverse network of members to date. In line with the Courtâ€™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.â€
â€œThe 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 Courtâ€™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: â€œCongratulations Marietta! Proud of you and all that youâ€™ve achieved. Good luck with your new assignment and continue to make Ghana proud.â€