The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) is an independent organ of the Court. The OTP is responsible for receiving referrals and any substantiated information on crimes with- in the jurisdiction of the Court, for examining them, conducting investigations and prosecutions before the Court.
The office is headed by the Prosecutor, who has full authority over the management and administration of the office, including the staff, facilities and other resources. The Prosecutor is assisted by a Deputy Prosecutor. Like the judges of the Court, the Prosecutor and Deputy Prosecutor are elected by the ASP for a non-renewable mandate of nine years.