High-level regional symposium on cooperation and complementarity
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Niamey | Niger (the) | African States
This symposium brought together 13 States, including 11 States Parties to the ICC Rome Statute (Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Republic of), Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal) and two non-States Parties (Cameroon, Togo), culminating in the participation of 38 government officials, alongside officials from Parliamentarians for Global Action and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The overall objective of the event was to enhance cooperation, complementarity and universality of the Rome Statute in order to foster better State cooperation with the Court and Rome statute system, as well as explore technical matters related to fair trials and procedures, complementarity and cooperation thorough a series of workshops. The seminar was organized in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Niger, and was made possible thanks to funding from the European Commission and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
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.