Regional Seminar for Francophone States on the International Criminal Court: Shared perspectives on the outlook and challenges of international criminal justice: the ICC and National Courts
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Yaoundé | Cameroon | African States
This seminar included representatives from Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice, national bar associations and civil society organisations from across eight countries (Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Rwanda), with the aim to raise awareness of the Court's mandate and jurisdiction, as well as its activities and functioning. This seminar was made possible thanks to the support of the Ministry of Justice of Cameroon and funding from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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.