High-Level Cooperation Seminar with Central and Northern American States in Costa Rica
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
San José | Costa Rica | Latin American and Caribbean States
This high-level seminar brought together 25 high-level officials, State officials and other legal experts participants from 6 different States Parties and non-States Parties (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, and Dominican Republic) to the Rome Statute, and one non-governmental organizations (Parliamentarians for Global Action). This meeting between senior State officials and ICC representatives had a dual purpose: (i) to develop an understanding of the benefits of closer cooperation, and the political and legal difficulties that both States and the ICC face, and (ii) to have a productive exchange of experiences and knowledge among States to facilitate their links with experts for the development of national and regional capacities in different areas of cooperation. This event was made possible thanks to the support of Costa Rican authorities, and to funding from the European Commission.
The ICC’s High-Level Regional Cooperation Seminars aim to enhance cooperation with the Court by increasing understanding about the ICC’s cooperation regime amongst the invitees; promoting dialogue and efforts towards universality of the Rome Statute; and reinforcing high-level and technical-level contacts and partnerships amongst the Court and key interlocutors. Target audiences include Heads of State, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, and senior officials in charge of operational issues related to the ICC and/or international judicial assistance in criminal matters.