The Tribunal’s judges today paid a working visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) upon the invitation of the ICC’s President, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi. The purpose of the visit was two-fold: to strengthen knowledge-sharing and to foster exchange and collaboration on processes in international criminal justice.
During the visit, the judges of the ICTY and the ICC participated in an in-depth roundtable discussion to exchange best practices, with a particular focus on handling of evidence and recommendations for acceleration of trial proceedings. They were also given a guided tour of the ICC’s new premises, including the courtrooms.
ICTY President Agius, on behalf of his colleagues, welcomed the ICC President’s initiative, which he described as a best practice. Judge Agius expressed hope that today’s visit would encourage more regular exchanges among judges to discuss matters of common interest.
As the ICTY and the ICC continue to set the standard for international criminal justice, this knowledge-sharing visit marks an important step toward developing and streamlining best practices of judicial institutions worldwide.