UN: AU, ICC conclude seminar on greater engagement

New York, US (PANA) - Representatives of African Union (AU) member states and the
International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday concluded a joint seminar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to establish greater engagement and mutual understanding between the two organizations, an ICC statement said.

The statement, sent to PANA in New York, said the seminar was the fourth joint AU/ICC seminar of a technical nature held at the AU headquarters.

It said the seminar participants included representatives of the Permanent Missions of the African Union member states and the Regional Economic Communities as well as AU Commission officials and ICC.

The event was held with the support of the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the European Union.

The statement disclosed that the meeting focused on complementarity and how to build the capacity of national institutions to deal with international crimes, and the speakers also discussed the role of the ICC and the future African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
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