ICC - Press Conference by the United Nations Secretary-General

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, and the President of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Judge Sang-Hyun Song, will hold a press conference on Monday, 31 May, 2010 at 13:00 hours at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Royal conference room.

They will address the impact of the Review Conference of the Rome Statute on international criminal justice as well as the role of the United Nations in this connection. The Review Conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 31 May to 11 June 2010 at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. The Conference constitutes a significant milestone for the International Criminal Court not only because of the possible adoption of amendments to the Rome Statute.

In general, it will be a unique opportunity for States to reflect on the achievements of the Court in the stocktaking of four topics: complementarity, cooperation, impact of the Rome Statute on victims and affected communities, and peace and justice. Additionally, States will be able to reaffirm their commitments to combat impunity for the most serious crimes of concern to international community as a whole.

Further information about the Review Conference can be found on the website of the International Criminal Court at:

For additional information please contact
Ms. Bettina Ambach at +256 787-700-942, email: [email protected], or
Ms. Estera Luteranova at +256 787-105-818, email: [email protected].

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