The Registry is a neutral organ of the Court that is responsible for the non-judicial aspects of the administration and services of the ICC. The Registry’s work includes three types of services:
a) Judicial support, including general court management, counsel support, legal aid, support for victims to participate in proceedings and apply for reparations, and for witnesses to receive support and protection;
b) External affairs, including external relations, public information and outreach, and field office support; and
c) Management, including security, budget, finance, human resources and general services.
The Registry is headed by the Registrar, who is the principle administrative officer of the Court. The Registrar is elected by an absolute majority of the judges for a five year renewable term.