Luxembourg participates in the general debate of the 10th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
In his intervention at the general debate of the Assembly, the Head of Delegation, Ambassador of Luxembourg to the Hague Jean-Marc Hoscheit emphasized three necessary parameters conditioning the fulfilment of the Court’s missions, namely good management of the leadership and of human resources, a budgetary endowment commensurate to the Court’s challenges and sufficient political will, which must be translated in particular into a flawless and proactive cooperation, including as concerns the execution of arrest warrants issued by the Court.
Concerning Luxembourg’s cooperation with the ICC over the last few years, Ambassador Hoscheit cited in particular support to the action of the Court in fields as diverse as the assistance to Least Developed Countries or aid to victims of crime, including victims of sexual violence. In the future, it is also foreseen to support the resettlement of witnesses.
In the context of the implementation in domestic legal systems of the international obligations contracted by the States Parties, Ambassador Hoscheit announced that national draft legislation adapting Luxembourg’s domestic law to the provisions of the Rome Statute as well as ratifying the Kampala Amendments had been submitted to Parliament. The adoption of this draft legislation is scheduled during the course of the first semester 2012. Luxembourg will thus be among the very first States Parties to have fully implemented their pledges made at the 2010 Kampala Review Conference.