ICC - Incoming President of the Assembly first visit to The Hague

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Ambassador Tiina Intelmann (Estonia), who has been recommended by the Bureau for the post of President of the Assembly of States Parties (“the Assembly”), visited The Hague from 7 to 9 September 2011. During her visit she held informal meetings with the heads of the three organs of the Court, with the Vice-President of the Assembly and several of the facilitators of the Bureau’s Hague Working Group, as well as with representatives of the host State, in order to have an initial exchange of views of the challenges to be addressed in the coming weeks, as preparations for the tenth session of the Assembly take place.


Her conversations with the diplomatic community focused on a range of issues, including some short-term issues such as the proposed budget for 2012, as well as more strategic, medium and long-term topics such as complementarity, governance, interim premises, as well as victims and affected communities. Furthermore, there were discussions on how the Assembly could provide greater support for the Court and how to enhance the dialogue among all stakeholders in the Rome Statute system.

Ambassador Intelmann would be elected as the new President for the next triennium at the first meeting of the tenth session of the Assembly, to be held in New York from 12 to 21 December 2011.


Press release from July:
The Bureau recommends Ambassador Tiina Intelmann (Estonia) for President of the Assembly for the next triennium.

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