Mr. Fergal Gaynor (Ireland)


On 15 July 2022, Mr. Fergal GAYNOR (Ireland) assumed duties as Reserve International Co-Prosecutor following the resignation of Ms. Brenda HOLLIS (United States of America).

Before his appointment, Mr. Gaynor held a number of roles in international criminal tribunals and investigative mechanisms. From 2001 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2013, he served at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as a prosecution lawyer in the Karadžić, Krajišnik, Plavšić, Deronjić, Ljubičić, Lukić & Lukić, Perišić, Mico Stanišić, Bralo and Cesić cases. From 2007 to 2008, he was a prosecution lawyer in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the Nyiramasuhuko et al. case. He served in Beirut as a Legal Adviser to the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (2007). He was a Senior Assistant Prosecutor at the ECCC in 2015 and 2016, before moving to head investigative teams at the Commission for International Justice and Accountability from 2017 to 2019.

Mr. Gaynor has represented victims at the ICC. He was Lead Counsel for victims in the Kenyatta case from 2013 to 2015, and for victims seeking the opening of investigations in the Situation in Afghanistan and the Situation in Palestine.

He is a member of the Bar of Ireland. In October 2020, he was appointed as a Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.