Seminar on Cooperation with Focal points of Situation Countries

Technical Event to Enhance Cooperation |

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


​The first Seminar on Cooperation with Focal Points of ICC Situation Countries brought together delegates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Chad, and Central African Republic. The objective of the seminar and its training dimensions was to facilitate direct exchanges between relevant ICC staff, Office of the Prosecutor cooperation advisers, and primary cooperation interlocutors in situation countries on judicial and general cooperation activities, new developments and challenges. This event was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union.

ICC technical events focus on enhancing cooperation at operational levels amongst senior legal officials and other experts in Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Justice, Ministries of Interior, as well as regional and international organisations, so as to allow the Court to carry out its mandate in an efficient and effective manner. In this regard, the Court’s technical events are specific in nature, focusing in particular on technical issues such as victim and witness protection, cooperation agreements, investigations, freezing of assets, arrest and surrender, enforcement of sentences, implementing legislation, ratification of the Rome Statute, strategies and policies, and the role of national experts in international criminal justice matters.

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