In an article published on the website we said that Michelle Jarvis the Deputy Head of the International Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria was in the running for the position of ICC chief prosecutor. Ms Jarvis has since reached out to JFJ to clarify that she is not a candidate for the post. We regret the inconvenience caused to Ms Michelle Jarvis by the article. Below is her unedited statement on the matter.
Statement of Ms. Michelle Jarvis, Deputy Head of the International Impartial and Independent Mechanism (Syria)
I wish to state clearly that, contrary to recent media reports, I am not a candidate for the position of Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Having taken up my position as Deputy Head of the International Impartial and Independent Mechanism (Syria) (IIIM) in December 2017, I remain fully committed to advancing the IIIM’s important mandate to help lay the foundations of justice for the victims of crimes in Syria. This includes building on the promising progress the IIIM has made in the initial stages of its work to collect and analyse evidence of serious crimes in Syria and to support the work of judicial actors in national systems who are focused on accountability for Syria.
16 January 2020, Geneva