ICC: Emma Bonino welcomes upcoming election of Senegalese Minister of Justice as ASP President

Rome, 19 September 2014

Statement by Emma Bonino, founder of No Peace Without Justice

"The endorsement of Sidiki Kaba, Senagelese Minister of Justice, as consensus candidate for the next President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court by the ASP Bureau is very welcome news.
Minister Kaba is a long-time supporter of the fight against impunity and his clear vision of the role of international justice in providing redress for victims and promoting peace would provide a steady hand at the Assembly’s helm over the next four years.
Aside from his own personal dedication, expertise and experience, his appointment would be symbolically important, given Senegal’s own commitment to justice as the first State Party of the International Criminal Court.
I look forward to his election by the whole Assembly at its next session in December and to working with him during his tenure to achieve our shared goal of a strong, independent, effective and well-resourced ICC.
The Court has a great deal of work to do both now and in the coming years – as ASP President, Minister Kaba will have the opportunity and the tools to provide strong leadership for States Parties to support the fight against impunity and to stand in solidarity with victims."

For further information, please contact  Sabrina Gasparrini on sgasparrini@npwj.org or Nicola Giovannini on  ngiovannini@npwj.org or  +32 2 548 39 15.