On 17 February 2022, H.E. Mr Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia, frequented the Worldwide Felony Courtroom (ICC), where by he achieved the President of the Court, Choose Piotr Hofmański, the Court’s Initial Vice President, Choose Luz del Carmen Ibáñez Carranza, Next Vice President Choose Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan QC and Registrar Peter Lewis.
In his remarks at the meeting, President Hofmański thanked President Duque for honouring the Court docket with his stop by and stated: “The determination and full cooperation of States is important for the ICC to be capable to discharge its mandate independently and properly. In this context, Colombia’s continued support for the Court docket is of crucial great importance and considerably appreciated.”
President Duque reiterated Colombia’s motivation to the guiding concepts of the Rome Statute and manifested President Piotr Hofmański and Registrar Peter Lewis his “admiration for the International Criminal Court docket and the work it has been carrying out, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic”. He expressed his appreciation for “the attempts that the Court docket is carrying out to make certain that victims of the most heinous crimes can acquire justice, even in the course of these tricky circumstances”.
Additionally, President Duque recalled that “the
Cooperation Agreement among the governing administration of Colombia and the Office of the Prosecutor of the Global Criminal Courtroom, signed in Bogotá in October 2021, marks a milestone in the marriage among his place and the ICC”, and affirmed that his experience with Prosecutor Karim Khan was a propitious prospect to more create it. He highlighted that “Colombia has an massive experience in the discipline of transitional justice” and stressed the worth of claimed arrangement, as “it opens new ways to share that know-how with the ICC and its States Functions, generally looking in the direction of the compliance of the targets of the Rome Statute”.
The check out of President Duque Márquez to the ICC highlights Colombia’s aid to the Court docket and the joint endeavours deployed in the fight against the impunity of the perpetrators of the most serious crimes that impact the intercontinental neighborhood as a whole.
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