Press Release

 02/11/2010

  


 ICC - Event on complementarity

 ICC-CPI-20101102-PR594

 
(left) Ms. Asha-Rose Mtengeti Migiro, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General delivering opening remarks (right) Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the ICC, and Mr. David Tolbert, President of the ICTJ

Press Release: 02.11.2010


Event on complementarity

ICC-CPI-20101102-PR594 Español, عربي

(left) Ms. Asha-Rose Mtengeti Migiro, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General delivering opening remarks (right) Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the ICC, and Mr. David Tolbert, President of the ICTJ

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As a follow-up to the Review Conference discussions on the issue of complementarity, the President of the Assembly of States Parties, the President of the Court, the Prosecutor, the Registrar and the Director of the Secretariat attended a retreat on 28 and 29 October 2010. The event, which was organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice and the United Nations Rule of Law Unit at the Greentree Estate on Long Island, New York, brought together about 60 high-level officials from legal departments and development cooperation departments of States Parties and observer States, multilateral organizations, and civil society. 
    

    
From left
:
Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor,
Amb. Christian Wenaweser, President of the Assembly,
and Ms. Silvana Arbia, Registrar.
 

The main purpose of the event was to discuss ways in which domestic jurisdictions could be strengthened to deal with Rome Statute crimes, with a particular focus on the current situation countries.
    
The panelists addressed the special needs in prosecuting Rome Statute crimes, referred to relevant experiences from other international tribunals and courts from Africa, the Balkans and Latin America, spoke about how complementarity was being applied in Kenya and Uganda, as well as focused on how to utilize synergies between already existing activities in the field of rule-of-law.
    
A feature of the complementarity event may be found at
http://www.ictj.org/en/news/features/4220.html

The Assembly of States Parties will discuss the follow-up to the topic of complementarity when it meets at UN Headquarters from 6 to 10 December as its ninth session.

           ICC President’s keynote remarks
       


 Related papers
     

       ICTJ - Meeting Summary on Complementarity Retreat
         12 Nov 2010 -   English
                

       ICTJ - ASP9 Side event Paper 
       “Making Complementarity Work: The Way Forward”
         9 Dec 2010 -   English
       


For additional information about the seminar, please send an email to: [email protected]


 

Source: Assembly of States Parties

Source:  Assembly of States Parties