Impunity Agreements

THE DARJA BAVDA-KURET (Slovenia), which joins the European Union, noted that the Court`s workload has increased further and that its efforts are significant and varied. The Court is the central institution of international criminal justice charged with combating impunity for atrocities and other crimes. “It is more important than ever to support the independence and impartiality of the Court,” she said, adding that no interference or interference with her work should be tolerated. Cooperation, assistance and support to States remain essential, especially in the context of unprecedented threats and attacks against them. She stressed that cooperation between States Parties was “not a political decision” but an international legal obligation, and recalled that 14 outstanding arrest warrants had not been issued and called on all States to take concrete action. The European Day Against Impunity continued with an interesting roundtable discussion on “Together in the Fight against Impunity – synergy between external and intra-European dimensions”. Well-established experts from the European External Action Service, science, national law enforcement, the European Court of Human Rights and civil society participated in the roundtable. This discussion ensured a fruitful and fruitful debate that highlighted different perspectives. SAMSON SUNDAY ITEGBOJE (Nigeria) said that state cooperation with the Court of Justice is essential for the execution of arrest warrants, witness protection, execution of sentences and other activities. While highlighting the achievements, he said that the fight against impunity was far from won. There have been several meetings between Nigeria and the Court, he said, adding that the government takes all allegations of military violations seriously.

Cross-border corruption is as serious as genocide, he said, suggesting that such activities may have killed more people than other crimes listed in the Rome Statute. Argentina and the ICC sign an agreement on the provisional release and release of persons, reinforcing Argentina`s commitment to accountability and fairness of judicial proceedings. The policy of impunity can be traced back to the changing positions of current Colombian President Duque on the Justicia Especial para la Paz, and in the discussions that the PEC has inspired within his own party, the Centro Demokrético. In pre-election speeches, Duque and other members of his party called the CEP a mechanism of impunity for the political fitness of those responsible for crimes against humanity. [6] Critics of the provisions of the final agreement on criminal sanctions, including the Centro Demokrético, found it problematic to equate state agents involved in the armed conflict with “criminals” or “terrorists” (such as the FARC) and to force the private sector (many of whom paid armed groups) to submit to the PEC. Shortly after the elections, Duque became more conciliatory and supported the implementation of the agreement. This is most likely due to strong international support for the peace process, and in particular the CEP. Mr. HWANG WOO JIN (Republic of Korea) welcomed the progress made and said that the Court itself should be represented from a geographically balanced perspective, not only as an initiative for some under-represented states, but also as a basis for reviving cooperation with States Parties around the world. The success of the international community`s fight against impunity depends on adequate cooperation and the general application of the Rome Statute. Greater state participation in the Rome Statute would undoubtedly lead to greater support from the Court.

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