Today, January 20, the President of the Supreme Court, Aigars Strupišs, participates in the opening of the Judicial Year of the International Criminal Court. Official representatives of world countries, representatives of the Supreme Courts, diplomats, representatives of public and international organizations have gathered for this event in The Hague.

  • Live broadcast of the solemn event is available on the Facebook account and website of the International Criminal Court:

Following the opening event of the judicial year, judges will participate in a seminar on the role of national courts in the international criminal justice system.

The International Criminal Court was established in 2002 and has permanent headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its operation is regulated by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, to which 123 countries have acceded. In Latvia, the Statute entered into force on September 1, 2002.

The jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court includes crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. The International Criminal Court is the last instance dealing with the investigation and punishment of particularly serious crimes against humanity.



Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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