Regional Workshop for witness security management, Kinshasa (DRC), 25-26 June 2019
Regional Cooperation Seminar |
Kinshasa | Democratic Republic of the Congo (the) | African States
On 25-26 June 2019, the Protection Strategies Unit of Office of The Prosecutor and the Victims Witness Section of the Registry of the International Criminal Court (ICC) held a workshop in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo with more than 25 focal points for witness security management in the region, including from DRC, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo and Cameroon
The workshop aims to continue enhancing processes of witness protection and security in the region, where the ICC is currently leading various investigations and is expected to contribute improving cooperation and enhancing sharing experience, expertise and good practices. Issues discussed included: best practices regarding the safe and secure management of witnesses, how to achieve information security, witness management challenges, security protocols, amongst other topics of relevance.
The Court is grateful for the financial support of the European Commission for the event and the cooperation of the DRC authorities who hosted the event.
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.