The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Madam Fatou Bensouda made an official visit to Ghana between the period of 22nd to 25th May 2017. As part of her visit she met with some CSOs on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at the premises of Child Research and Resource Center (CRRECENT).
The meeting was hosted by Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA) and Child Research and Resource Center (CRRECENT).
The Prosecutor acknowledged the opportunity to meet and exchange views with practitioners around the world who are working toward the same ideals – advancing a more just and humane world, as the support of civil society is critical for the work of the Office of the Prosecutor (Office), in pursuing and secure justice for the most vulnerable victims of international crimes.
Prosecutor Bensouda, has a deep and abiding commitment to promoting and defending the rights of women and children. The Prosecutor made remarks on the mandate and work of the Office of the Prosecutor, with a focus on the Office’s efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence against women and children.
As part of her remarks, mentioned that the importance of establishing the ICC is to fight against impunity, war crimes and genocide.
Participating CSOs included; LRC, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Ghana), West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and Right to be free.