Judicial seminar: Complementarity and Cooperation of Courts in an Interconnected Global Justice System

Event with Focus on the Legal Profession |

The Hague | Netherlands (the) | Western European and other States

Participants of the judicial seminar held at the ICC in The Hague on 18 January 2018 ©ICC-CPI

On 18 January 2018, the International Criminal Court hosted a judicial seminar titled "Complementarity and Cooperation of Courts in an Interconnected Global Justice System" at its seat in The Hague, Netherlands.

The seminar, first of its kind organised by the Court, brought together for an interactive discussion more than 50 senior judges, including chief justices, representing the national jurisdictions of 25 States Parties to the Rome Statute, 8 regional or international courts, and the International Criminal Court.

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.

The Court is grateful for the financial support of the European Commission for the event