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Norway PM visits ICC

The Prime Minister of Norway, H.E. Ms Erna Solberg, visited the International Criminal Court (ICC) today, Wednesday, 9 December 2015, and met with ICC President Judge Silvia Fernández.

During the meeting, President Fernández expressed her gratitude for Norway's strong commitment to the mission and mandate of the ICC. "Norway played an active role in the creation of the Court and has ever since been one of its staunch supporters. I am highly appreciative of Norway's excellent cooperation with the ICC as well as the various forms of voluntary assistance that Norway has provided, such as financial support for regional seminars held with States Parties", President Fernández said.

The discussions also highlighted the importance of safeguarding the Court's judicial and prosecutorial independence, promoting universal ratification of the Rome Statute of the ICC, as well as the need for enhanced State cooperation so the Court can fulfil its mandate effectively and hold accountable perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by a delegation which included Ms Ingvild Naess Stub, State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, H.E. Ms Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Ambassador of Norway to the Netherlands, and a number of advisors.