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ICC President makes official visit to Spain and participates in event commemorating Rome Statute’s 20th anniversary

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Left: ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji with Spanish Minister of Justice H.E. Dolores Delgado García in Madrid, Spain, on 25 January 2019; right: ICC President at the event commemorating the 20th anniversary presided by Foreign Affairs Minister H.E. Josep Borrell ©ICC-CPI
Left: ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji with Spanish Minister of Justice H.E. Dolores Delgado García in Madrid, Spain, on 25 January 2019; right: ICC President at the event commemorating the 20th anniversary presided by Foreign Affairs Minister H.E. Josep Borrell ©ICC-CPI

On 25 January 2019, the President of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court") Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji participated in a high-level event in commemoration of the Rome Statute's 20th anniversary held in Madrid, Spain. The event was presided by H.E. Josep Borrell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain. ICC President Eboe-Osuji also met with the Spanish Minister of Justice H.E. Dolores Delgado García.

During his visit, Judge Eboe-Osuji expressed his gratitude for the continued support of Spain for the ICC and spoke about the Court's impact in his remarks. "The Rome Statute has been a catalyst for tens of States Parties to include international crimes in their national criminal codes, as well as to start investigating and prosecuting such crimes", he said.

"The Rome Statute has been a catalyst for tens of States Parties to include international crimes in their national criminal codes, as well as to start investigating and prosecuting such crimes", said ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji.

"The International Criminal Court is essential in the fight against impunity for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes", said the Minister of Justice H.E. Dolores Delgado.

Adopted on 17 July 1998, the Rome Statute is the founding treaty of the ICC, supported by over 120 countries. The International Criminal Court is the first permanent international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression.


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