Expert Meeting on Witness Protection and Cooperation
Technical Event to Enhance Cooperation |
The Hague | Netherlands (the) | Western European and other States
The event brought together ICC officials and 15 international, civil society and government experts to address challenges faced by the ICC in the areas of witness protection and management, inter-institutional relations and coordination within the Court, formal frameworks for cooperation with States and other local actors and methods for building national capacity. The event was made possible thanks to funding and other support from the European Commission and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
ICC technical events focus on enhancing cooperation at operational levels amongst senior legal officials and other experts in Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Justice, Ministries of Interior, as well as regional and international organisations, so as to allow the Court to carry out its mandate in an efficient and effective manner. In this regard, the Court’s technical events are specific in nature, focusing in particular on technical issues such as victim and witness protection, cooperation agreements, investigations, freezing of assets, arrest and surrender, enforcement of sentences, implementing legislation, ratification of the Rome Statute, strategies and policies, and the role of national experts in international criminal justice matters.