M.Othman Jerandi meets with Tunisia's candidate for International Criminal Court

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, M.Othman Jerandi met Tuesday in Tunis, with lawyer Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, professor of public international law and Tunisia's candidate to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The Minister stressed the importance attached to this candidacy by Tunisia which believes in the role of this international judicial body in the promotion of international peace and security.

Jerandi also stressed the concern to support Tunisian expertise to convey an honourable image of the country abroad, reflecting the importance of its role on the international scene and its positive adherence to the multilateral working system.

For his part, Ben Mahfoudh praised the efforts of Tunisian diplomacy to ensure the success of the election campaign devoted to this candidacy.

The 19th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute will be marked by the election of six judges who will take office in March 2021 at the International Criminal Court. A court tasked with judging persons accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and war crimes.

Tunisia joined the ICC in 2011, thus becoming the first country in North Africa and the fourth in the Arab world to join this international criminal jurisdiction created in 2002.

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