Current Position: Lead trial lawyer of the first case at the International Criminal Court.
Brief Bio: Christine H. Chung was appointed in the spring of 2004 by the Office of the
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to prosecute the ICC’s first case. The investigation
encompasses allegations that in the course of conducting an eighteen-year civil war against the
Government of Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army has abducted boys and girls and forced them to
serve as soldiers and sex slaves. Before being appointed by the ICC, Ms. Chung was Counsel at the
private law firm of Shearman & Sterling and a federal prosecutor for twelve years at the U.S. Attorney’s
Office in Manhattan. Ms. Chung’s domestic criminal experience includes the prosecution of organized
crime, terrorism, street gangs, and white-collar fraud cases, at trial and on appeal.