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ICC welcomes Grenada as the 115th state to accede to the Rome Statute of the International criminal Court (ICC)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:02 AM
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The Ambassador of Grenada, HE Mr Stephen Fletcher, receives a special edition of the Rome Statute from ICC President Sang-Hyun Song, in the presence of ASP Vice-President HE Mr Jorge Lomónaco, at the seat of the Court ©ICC-CPI Today (Tuesday 23rd August), the International Criminal Court held a formal ceremony at the International Criminal Court in the Hague ( Netherlands) to welcome Grenada as the 115th State to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The ceremony was attended by six Judges of the court including the President H.E. Judge Sang – Hyun Song and H.E. Mr. Jorge Lomonaco , Vice-President of the Assembly of State Parties and Ambassador of Mexico to the Netherland.

During his presentation, President H.E. Song highlighted the fact that Grenada has become the 12th member of CARICOM to accede to the statute of Rome and the International Criminal Court. Moreover, he iterated that by virtue of Grenada's accession of the Statute of Rome, the country now has equal rights as other state parties to participate in discussions on any changes etc to be made to the statute. Both President Song and Ambassador Lomaonaco highlighted Grenada's historical and ongoing commitment to the fundamental principles of human rights and the rule of law.

Grenada was represented at the ceremony by Ambassador H.E. Stephen Fletcher. In his presentation, Ambassador H.E. Stephen Fletcher conveyed greetings to the attendees at the ceremony, on behalf of the Government and People of Grenada.

He paid tribute to the foresight of the former President of Trinidad & Tobago, A.N.R Robinson, who first called for the establishment of the International criminal court in 1989.

Ambassador Fletcher told the audience that, 'Grenada's accession and commitment to the Rome Statute and the ICC is a clear and unequivocal indication of confidence in our own domestic legal system, and further highlights my country's commitment to the respect for the rule of law and human rights'.

Ambassador Fletcher ended his presentation by reiterating his country's commitment to the ICC despite the real resource constraints facing the country at this time. "It is a difficult choice but one which we cannot ignore.As a small developing country we truly believe in peace through stability."

Photo caption & credit: The Ambassador of Grenada, HE Mr Stephen Fletcher, receives a special edition of the Rome Statute from ICC President Sang-Hyun Song, in the presence of ASP Vice-President HE Mr Jorge Lomónaco, at the seat of the Court ©ICC-CPI

 

 

 

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