International Criminal Court Seminar (2012)

“10 Years of International Criminal Court: a Focus on Victims”


The seminar will start at lunchtime on Monday, 10 September with the opening addresses by H.E. Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, Foreign Minister of Finland and H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet, Foreign Minister of Estonia. The first day is moderated by Dr Mart Nutt, MP, Chairman of Estonian Institute of Human Rights. The seminar will end at around lunchtime on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Now that the Rome Statute’s promise of international reparative justice is about to be put to the test of Court-ordered reparations, the seminar will provide an opportunity to examine its major challenges – legally and operationally. These challenges need to be considered in the wider context of core international crimes and the resulting mass-victimisation. Regardless of the impact of the Rome Statute institutions’ drive for reparative justice, what are – and remain – the roles and responsibilities of domestic jurisdictions to address the needs of victimized populations, at the individual and collective levels? What support can be expected from the international community in this regard, including from multi-lateral and bilateral agencies as well as from civil society organizations? How do reparative justice, domestic initiatives and international support interact to achieve a meaningful alleviation of the plight of victims of international crimes?

A report on the event that would reflect the discussions and contain proposals on how to move forward with the topics would be published in the context of the eleventh session of the Assembly of States Parties as well as released publicly.

The Seminar is by invitation only

Info:  Ms. Aet Kukk (+ 372 533 02328)

See the programme of the event.

Participation list can be found here.

Media coverage:

05.09.2012  Baltic Times:  International Criminal Court: a Focus on Victims
10.09.2012  Vikerraadio Uudised
11.09.2012  Õhtuleht: Tallinnas toimunud Rahvusvahelise Kriminaalkohtu seminar annab konkreetsed soovitused massikuritegude ohvritega tegelemisel
12.09.2012  Vikeraadio UudisPluss, stuudios on Tiina Intelmann
14.09.2012  Eesti Päevaleht: Uganda diplomaat: Eesti aafriklane on põgenik 


Rahvusvahelise kriminaalkohtu peaprokuröride visiidist Eestisse loe lähemalt siit.