Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Kenya: ICC Registrar to visit Kenya

Source: International Criminal Court (ICC)

The Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Silvana Arbia, will pay a visit to the Republic of Kenya between 1 and 4 September. In Nairobi, the ICC Registrar will meet the relevant national authorities to discuss the operational and legal framework needed to conduct Registry activities in Kenya, following the Pre-Trial Chamber II decision authorising the Prosecutor to open an investigation in the context of this situation.

Ms Arbia will also visit other localities in the country to discuss with the local authorities the necessary measures needed to facilitate the ICC Registry's work in Kenya.

Furthermore, the Registrar will hold meetings with representatives of international organisations and embassies in order to discuss mechanisms of support to the Court's operations.

During her mission, two hundred thousand samples of the publication Understanding the International Criminal Court will be distributed to Kenyans via the Daily Nation newspaper on Friday 3 September, 2010. This booklet aims at presenting basic facts about the Court's work and mandate, its structure and mode of function. It provides answers to frequent questions asked by audiences that have participated during informative sessions.