High-Level Seminar for Fostering Cooperation with CARICOM States in Trinidad and Tobago
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Port of Spain | Trinidad and Tobago | Latin American and Caribbean States
This seminar brought together 25 high level representatives, including the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and national practitioners dealing with ICC in the CARICOM region, out of which there were a total of five States parties to the Rome Statute (Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago), one non-State party to the Rome Statute (Jamaica), three overseas territories (Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands), as well as experts from the Caribbean Court of Justice, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat, European Union, Organization of American States, Parliamentarians for Global Action, and the United Nations. Discussions during the high-level segment focused on the work and mandate of the Court, misperceptions on the mandate and work of the Court, cooperation and complementarity, while a technical segment centred on implementing legislation, cooperation under Part 9 of the Rome Statute, and Freezing of Assets. The seminar was organized in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Office of the President of Trinidad and Tobago, and was made possible thanks 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.