International Criminal Court Marks Opening of the Judicial Year 2019
Event with Focus on the Legal Profession |
The Hague | Netherlands (the) | Western European and other States
On 18 January 2019, the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") marked the opening of its judicial year with a Special Session at the seat of the Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The event gathered senior judges representing national jurisdictions as well as regional or international courts, and members of the diplomatic corps, civil society and international organisations.
Remarks by ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji at the Special Session for the Opening of 2019 Judicial Year
Judicial Reflections on the International Criminal Justice System after the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute (Summary)
Through specific judicial events and activities, the Court seeks to increase awareness and enhance cooperation with national judicial actors and the legal profession in general. Some of the overall goals are to promote the specialisation and training of lawyers in the law of the Statute and the Rules as per Regulation 140 of the Rules of the Registry, promote dialogue and exchange of expertise, foster a sense of community, increase awareness and support for the Court amongst national, regional and international judicial institutions, as well as develop knowledge and skills, share mutually relevant information, and build and maintain operational and technical relationships with bar associations and the ICC listed Counsel, thus providing a forum for consultations with the legal profession.