The Specialist Prosecutor is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the Specialist Chambers and is independent in the performance of his or her functions. 

Alex Whiting (click to download)

The  Acting  Specialist  Prosecutor  is  Alex  Whiting,  a  prosecutor  of  French  and  US  nationality  with extensive  experience  of  both  domestic  and  international  prosecutions.  He  became Acting Specialist Prosecutor on 18 November 2022, having worked for the SPO since June 2019, originally as Head of Investigations and from August 2020 as Deputy Specialist Prosecutor.

Mr  Whiting  came  to  the  SPO  from  Harvard  Law  School,  where  he  had  been  a  professor  of  practice since 2013.

Between 2010 and 2013, Mr Whiting was in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he served first as Investigations Coordinator, overseeing all investigations, and then as Prosecutions Coordinator, overseeing all prosecutions.

Before joining the ICC, Mr Whiting taught for three years as an assistant clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School.

Between  2002  and  2007,  Mr  Whiting  worked  for  the  International  Criminal  Tribunal  for  the  former Yugoslavia (ICTY), where he was lead prosecutor in the trial of Fatmir Limaj, Isak Musliu, and Haradin Bala, and lead prosecutor in the trials of Milan Martić and Dragomir Milošević.

Before joining the ICTY, Mr Whiting was a US federal prosecutor, first with the Criminal Section of the Civil   Rights   Division   in   Washington,   DC,   and   then   with   the   US   Attorney’s   Office   in   Boston, Massachusetts, where he focused on organised crime and corruption cases. Mr Whiting is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School