The President of the Assembly of States Parties (“the President”), Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, visited Vilnius, Lithuania on 29 August 2013. During her brief trip, President Intelmann met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Linas Linkevičius; the Minister of Justice, Mr. Juozas Bernatonis, the Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the Parliament (Seimas), Mr. Julius Sabatauskas; and other high officials. The President discussed the European Union support to the Assembly of States Parties and the International Criminal Court in light of Lithuania’s EU Presidency and in advance of the twelfth session of the Assembly taking place in The Hague in the latter part of November. Lithuania’s endorsement of the ICC and of the fight against impunity through the United Nations was also addressed. The President highlighted the importance of continued high level political support to the Rome Statute system.
During the meetings, Lithuania affirmed its commitment to the ICC. Lithuania undertook to continue to promote the universality of the Rome Statute and informed of its ongoing national procedures for the ratification of the amendments to the Rome Statute concerning the crime of aggression. The possibility of contributions to the Trust Fund for Victims to allow assistance, compensation, and reparations to victims was also addressed.
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