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First National Workshop on the ICC organized in Hanoi, Vietnam
01 Mar 2006
The Vietnam Lawyer’s Association organized the first national workshop on the ICC in Hanoi on March 1-2, 2006. Participants included ICC Judge Hans Peter Kaul as well as other international and national experts, civil society groups, government representatives and media. Issues raised included the Court’s mandate and jurisdiction, trigger mechanisms, compatibility between Vietnamese law and the Rome Statute, the definition of the crime of aggression, and the issue of bilateral immunity agreements. Recommendations included formally translating, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Justice Ministry, the Rome Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence into Vietnamese.