International Justice and Security

​National authorities from all involved countries attended a coordination meeting yesterady at Eurojust to discuss progress in the identification and victim information process as well as the criminal investigation into the crash of Flight MH17.
"That the ICC is too focused on Africa has been and remains perhaps the most pervasive – and unfounded – critique of its work."
Consultation period regarding proposed amendment to the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to incorporate the Cyber Rights of the Child.
The Strategic Plan for 2016-2018 builds upon the prosecutorial policy outlined in the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan; continuing to make quality a central feature of the functioning and performance of the Office in all spheres of its work.
On 23 October 2015, the city of The Hague kicked off the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. The event was organised by Hague Project Peace and Justice, an initiative of the Municipality of the city of The Hague and the Dutch MFA, and took place at the iconic Peace Palace.
On 12 November 2015, the ICC was formally handed-over its permanent premises during ceremony at the Court's new Premises in The Hague. President Fernández de Gurmendi received a symbolic key , in the presence of the ICC Judges, the Prosecutor and the Registrar. The Court will move into its new home in December 2015.
Suspected leaders and several members of Rawti Shax, a terrorist organisation of Kurdish-Sunni origin, were arrested during an action that took place simultaneously in Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland, with the cooperation of the police and judicial authorities of the countries involved, and coordinated by Eurojust. The arrested persons are charged with international terrorism.
On 5 November 2015, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for the first time in her capacity as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and delivered the Court's 11th annual report to the UN.
Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya, pursuant to UNSCR 1970 (2011)5th November 2015
Today, Friday 30 October 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal ("ICC" or the "Court"), Mrs Fatou Bensouda and representatives of her Office received H.E. Mr Mahmoud Abbas, the President of Palestine and his delegation at the Seat of the Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The meeting was held in the margins of President Abbas' official visit to the Kingdom of The Netherlands.