INTERPOL and ICC meeting focuses on cooperation

13 September 2012

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A meeting between INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui and International Criminal Court President Sang-Hyun Song and recently-appointed Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda provided an opportunity to review cooperation between the Office of the Prosecutor and INTERPOL, and to assess further collaboration in specialized investigative support, training and experts networking.

The INTERPOL and ICC presidents in their meeting on 7 September recognized the significant cooperation between the two organisations, with the ICC President acknowledging the importance of INTERPOL’s role in capacity-building investigations into genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as the operational support provided by INTERPOL for ICC initiatives.

Also attending the meeting were the ICC’s Michel de Smedt, Head of Investigations Division, Helen Walker, International Cooperation Advisor and Stefano Carvelli, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigation Support unit.