H.E. Mr Rodrigo Alberto Chaves Robles, President of Costa Rica, stated: “In these times of great global challenges, it is essential to have an independent and impartial International Criminal Court to guarantee that the worst international crimes do not go unpunished.
H.E. Kateřina Sequensová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Registrar of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court"), Mr Peter Lewis, signed a cooperation agreement on the protection of witnesses at the seat of the Court.
Steven van Hoogstraten, Former director Carnegie Foundation examine the general mood is that perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine should be held to account in a court of law, more precisely at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
The international community made a commitment to justice for victims of these most serious crimes by adopting the Rome Statute in 1998. The Statute created the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecuting those responsible for these crimes and provided for a Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) to make the funds of the convicted persons and additional voluntary contributions available for the benefit of the victims.