High-Level Seminar for Fostering Cooperation with African Countries
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Accra | Ghana | African States
This seminar brought together State representatives and other high level officials from nine African countries (Angola, Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania) during which in-depth discussions on cooperation between the ICC and States Parties, with particular emphasis on witness protection and investigations, although matters related to national capacity building, voluntary agreements, and implementing legislation were also covered. In total, there were 28 participants and external speakers. The seminar was made possible thanks to organizational support from Ghana, the Netherlands, and Norway, with funding from the European Commission, the Netherlands and Norway.
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.