On 17 April 2023, H.E. Mr Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania, visited the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he was received by ICC President Judge Piotr Hofmański and ICC Registrar Mr Osvaldo Zavala Giler.

Thanking President Nausėda for his visit, President Hofmański stated: “Lithuania’s strong and longstanding commitment to the ICC is very highly appreciated and of particular importance as the Court faces an exceptionally high workload, operating in 17 situations on four continents. It is more important than ever that the States Parties provide their full cooperation to the ICC and remain firm in their support of its independent and impartial mandate, as a court of law.”

Lithuanian President H.E. Mr Gitanas Nausėda stated: “As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, I congratulate the Court for its remarkable contribution to the global efforts to end impunity and to hold accountable those responsible for grave crimes anytime, anywhere. With our joint support, the capacity of the Court is visibly increasing”.

The visit of President Nausėda to the ICC highlights Lithuania’s commitment to the Court and the joint efforts deployed in the fight against the impunity of the perpetrators of the most serious crimes that affect the international community as a whole. Lithuania signed the Rome Statute on 10 December 1998 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 12 May 2003.

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