Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic visits International Criminal Court
On 21 November 2022, H.E. Mr. Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic visited the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he met ICC President Judge Piotr Hofmański, ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan KC and ICC Registrar Peter Lewis.
The President of the Court, Judge Piotr Hofmanski, thanked Prime Minister Heger for honouring the Court with his visit and “for Slovakia's strong and long-standing commitment to the Court”. "As the Court is today facing a record high workload in terms of trials as well as investigations, and as it operates in challenging circumstances on many continents, it is more important than ever that the 123 States Parties to the Rome Statute provide the Court with full cooperation, unwavering support for its independent work, and sufficient resources to effectively carry out the mandate the Court is trusted with in the fight against impunity for the gravest crimes under International law,” he added.
The visit of Prime Minister Heger to the ICC highlights Slovakia’s support to the Court and the joint efforts deployed in the fight against the impunity of the perpetrators of the most serious crimes that affect the international community as a whole. Slovakia signed the Rome Statute on 23 December 1998 and deposited its instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute on 11 April 2002.
For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: [email protected].