On 11 December 2018, the ICCBA held a side event at the Assembly of States Parties. The event was entitled "The Role of the ICCBA in Supporting and Enhancing Positive Complementarity" and was sponsored by France and Senegal. The speakers on the panel were: Karim Khan QC, Dr. Matthew Gillett, Marc Dubuisson and Dr. Rod Rastan. The event was attended by approximately 50 people including ambassadors, representatives of states and judges.
The ICCBA joins the rest of the World to celebrate the International Human Rights Day. The celebration of the International Human Rights Day is an occasion for the world to reaffirm the commitment of all peoples to the protection and promotion of International Human Rights. It is an occasion to recognise International Human Rights as the centre-piece of our individual and collective existence. It is indeed an occasion to acknowledge and strenuously enforce the founding commitment and deference of the Rome Statute for its interpretation to be consistent with “internationally recognized human rights without any adverse distinction founded on grounds such as gender as defined in article 7,
On 6 December 2018, the ICCBA President, Chief Charles Taku, delivered a speech at the General Debate of the Assembly of States Parties which gathered in The Hague. The full text of the speech is available here. On 7 December 2018, Chief Charles Taku also delivered a speech during a plenary session organised by France and Senegal on cooperation. This speech is available here.