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Mexican Vice Minister and ICC President unveil artwork donation to International Criminal Court

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(Left to right) ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico HE Martha Delgado Peralta, Ambassador of Mexico HE José Antonio Zabalgoitia and Representative of Jorge Marín’s art studio Elena Catalán unveiling the artwork donated to the Court ©ICC-CPI
(Left to right) ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico HE Martha Delgado Peralta, Ambassador of Mexico HE José Antonio Zabalgoitia and Representative of Jorge Marín’s art studio Elena Catalán unveiling the artwork donated to the Court ©ICC-CPI

On 12 September 2019, the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Martha Delgado Peralta, and the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, unveiled an artwork donation from the Government of Mexico to the ICC during a Ceremony held at the seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. The artwork realised by artist Jorge Marín is a statue in lost wax bronze titled "Wings of Mexico".

"A parallel can be drawn between the Wings of Mexico and the search for Justice that is the leitmotif of the International Criminal Court," said Mexican Vice Minister Martha Delgado Peralta during the Ceremony. "Just as these wings are only completed by the addition of a physical body, the Court serves as the body through which Justice is shaped and ultimately fulfilled."

Thanking the Government of Mexico for this artwork donation, ICC President Eboe-Osuji stated: "Among the donations made to the ICC, the Wings of Mexico are unique in that they are an interactive piece of art. They are accessible to every person on the street. The same way justice and the rule of law should be accessible to everyone."

This donation is a demonstration of Mexico's support for the work and objectives of the Court. Since the move to its new permanent premises in December 2015, the ICC received artwork donations from the Governments of Belgium, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Senegal, Slovenia, The Netherlands and Tunisia, representing their cultural heritage as well as reflecting the mandate of the Court.


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