Regional Workshop for witness security management, Dakar (Senegal), 16-17 July 2019
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Dakar | Senegal | African States
On 16 and 17 July 2019, the Protection Strategies Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor and the Victims Witness Section of the Registry of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") held a Seminar in Dakar, Senegal, on the protection of witnesses. The event brought together more than 25 focal points for witness security management from the region, including representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
The Court is grateful for the financial support of the European Commission for the event and the cooperation of the Senegalese authorities who hosted the Seminar.
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.