Phakiso Mochochoko, an attorney from Lesotho, joined the International Criminal Court in 2002 as part of the ICC Advance Team created to set up the Court in The Hague. He was Registry Senior Legal Advisor from 2002 to early 2011, when he joined the Office of the Prosecutor as Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division. His involvement with international justice dates back to 1994 when as Legal Counselor for the Permanent Mission of Lesotho to the UN he was part of the Management Committee for the establishment of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, as well as Chairman of the Sixth Committee during the 54th Session of the UNGA. In Rome, he was Vice Chairman of the Committee of the Whole and also chaired the Working Group on International Cooperation and Judicial Assistance (Part 9 of the Rome Statute). After Rome he chaired the Working Group that elaborated the Rules of Procedure on cooperation as well as the Working Group on Privileges and Immunities. He holds a B.A. Law and L.L.B. degrees from the National University of Lesotho; an M.A. in International Relations and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy from St. John’s University, New York.