High-Level Seminar “The ICC and Eastern Europe”: 24-25 October 2018
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Tbilisi | Georgia | Eastern Europe
On 24 and 25 October 2018, the High-Level Regional Cooperation Seminar on the International Criminal Court "Opportunities for Cooperation and Exchange of Experience at 20 Years of the Rome Statute" was hold in Tbilisi, Georgia. Designed to promote and enhance cooperative relationships between the ICC and countries from Eastern Europe and Western Asia, the seminar brought together 17 States, including 12 States Parties to the ICC Rome Statute ( Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia) and 5 non-States Parties ( Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Turkey, Ukraine), alongside representatives from the European Union, the United Nations, UNDP, ICRC, OSCE, and the Council of Europe.
The seminar was organised by the ICC, in collaboration with the Government of Georgia and with the financial support of 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.