Joint African Union / ICC Seminar
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Addis Ababa | Ethiopia | African States
The second of its kind, this joint ICC/African Union seminar, held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, aimed to establish greater cooperation and mutual understanding between the organizations and their respective stakeholders, bringing together 50 representatives from 21 African States. The event was made possible thanks to generous contributions from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, and the governments of Austria and Netherlands, and organizational support from the African Union.
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.