ICC Technical Seminar on cooperation with respect to financial investigation and recovery of assets
Technical Event to Enhance Cooperation |
The Hague | Netherlands (the) | Western European and other States
On 25 January 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold a technical Seminar on cooperation with respect to financial investigation and recovery of assets at the seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. 22 delegates of States will meet with ICC representatives to discuss ways to enhance States' capacity to support the fight against impunity through financial investigations and the recovery of assets of suspects and accused persons before the Court. Financial investigations and asset recovery efforts at the ICC aim at potentially providing evidence to demonstrate linkage between the crimes and the individuals identified, securing funds for possible reparations to victims if the accused person is found guilty, covering costs of legal aid, as well as contributing to the prevention of further crimes. The Seminar was organised with the generous 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.