Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tiina Intelmann Writes About US and ICC

Ambassador Intelmann.  Photo Credit: UN.

By Catherine Mullin

Last week, Tiina Intelmann, the President of the Assembly of States Parties, wrote a blog for Huffington Post about the relationship between the ICC and the United States in the past months.  She highlighted the important role the US has played in supporting the Court, such as transferring Bosco Ntaganda from the US Embassy in Kigali to the Court in March, and how that assistance is necessary for the success of the International Criminal Court and ending impunity worldwide.  Intelmann emphasized the need for not only States Parties, but also “non-States parties and the broader international community [to work  together] for the sake of justice and accountability for atrocity crimes.”  Intelmann ended by noting that since the ICC is a court of last resort, it is important for nations to support not only the Court, but also each other in order to conduct effective domestic investigations and prosecution of atrocity crimes.


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