The President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Piotr Hofmański, met in The Hague with H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union, and with H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, on 5 and 6 September 2022, respectively.
The two meetings provided an opportunity for fruitful exchanges on the shared values and goals the ICC and the African Union, notably the objective of ending impunity for the gravest crimes under international law and providing justice to victims. Perspectives for developing the relations between the two organisations were also discussed, particularly through closer communication. The objective of promoting universal ratification of the Rome Statute also featured in the discussions.
With 33 members, African States currently form the largest regional group among the States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Court’s founding treaty. Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, H.E. Ambassador Kateřina Sequensová, joined President Hofmański in the meeting with H.E. President Sall.