During his visit, Judge Eboe-Osuji expressed his gratitude for the continued support of Spain for the ICC and spoke about the Court's impact in his remarks. "The Rome Statute has been a catalyst for tens of States Parties to include international crimes in their national criminal codes, as well as to start investigating and prosecuting such crimes", he said.
"The Rome Statute has been a catalyst for tens of States Parties to include international crimes in their national criminal codes, as well as to start investigating and prosecuting such crimes", said ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji.
"The International Criminal Court is essential in the fight against impunity for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes", said the Minister of Justice H.E. Dolores Delgado.
Adopted on 17 July 1998, the Rome Statute is the founding treaty of the ICC, supported by over 120 countries. The International Criminal Court is the first permanent international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression.
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