Media Advisory: 25.01.2011

President of the Assembly of States Parties to visit Kenya to meet Government officials and local NGOs


The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, will visit Kenya from 27 to 28 January 2011. The two-day visit includes consultations with Government officials, members of Parliament and meetings with civil society and the media on ICC issues.

President Wenaweser will conclude his visit with a press conference on Friday, 28 January 2011, at 16:00 hours at the Hilton Nairobi, Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi.

Journalists interested in attending are requested to send their name and their respective affiliation to [email protected].

Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, President of the Assembly of States Parties

At its sixth session in 2007, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute elected Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, as President of the Assembly for the seventh to ninth sessions. As a member of Liechtenstein’s delegation to the United Nations since 1992, Ambassador Wenaweser participated in the negotiations that led to the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998.

From September 2003 to 2009, Ambassador Wenaweser served as Chairperson of the Assembly’s Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression. Other previous functions held include: Vice-President of the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly and Vice-Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security Council Reform.

Ambassador Wenaweser studied literature, languages, history and philosophy at the University of Zurich and diplomacy at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva.

For additional information please contact Ms. Gabrijela Filipovic via email at [email protected] or at +31 (0)6 4644 8793.

Source: Assembly of States Parties