Regional Diplomatic Conference on the International Criminal Court in the Middle East Region
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Doha | Qatar | Asia-Pacific States
This seminar served as a call for Arab States to engage with the ICC as well as to become parties to the Rome Statute. Topics discussed included cooperation in the areas of witness protection, developing national legal capacity, and enhancing victims' participation in the Court proceedings, among other issues. The event was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the State of Qatar, and was jointly organized between the ICC, the Arab League and the State of Qatar.
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.