ICC Registrar visits Croatia and Bosnia to discuss enhanced cooperation
Technical Event to Enhance Cooperation |
Sarajevo | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Eastern Europe
From 10 to 12 September 2019, the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Peter Lewis and his delegation conducted a mission to Croatia and Bosnia to meet with national authorities and discuss enhanced cooperation with the ICC.
On 10 and 11 September, the Registrar was received by a high delegation from the Ministry of Justice of Croatia and met with experts from the war crime tribunal in Zagreb, Croatia. The purpose was to strengthen cooperation between Croatia and the Court including by discussing the signature of voluntary agreements. Croatian authorities reiterated their support to the Court.
On 12 September, the Registrar was received by representatives of the Ministry of Security, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and held in depth discussions on the modalities of cooperation under Part 9 of the Rome Statute.
The mission took place with the financial support of the European Commission.
ICC technical events focus on enhancing cooperation at operational levels amongst senior legal officials and other experts in Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Justice, Ministries of Interior, as well as regional and international organisations, so as to allow the Court to carry out its mandate in an efficient and effective manner. In this regard, the Court’s technical events are specific in nature, focusing in particular on technical issues such as victim and witness protection, cooperation agreements, investigations, freezing of assets, arrest and surrender, enforcement of sentences, implementing legislation, ratification of the Rome Statute, strategies and policies, and the role of national experts in international criminal justice matters.