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Ukraine Accountability Conference at ministerial level in The Hague

State Secretary Marko Štucin attended the Ukraine Accountability Conference in The Hague. The Conference adopted a political declaration in which States pledged further support for efforts to ensure accountability for international crimes committed in Ukraine.

hall, participants sitting, among them State Secretary Štucin

State Secretary Štucin at the Ukraine Accountability Conference | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

At the Conference, States discussed ways to strengthen coordination among all stakeholders and the principle of complementarity in ensuring that the perpetrators of the crimes committed in Ukraine are held accountable, to coordinate efforts to provide evidence for future trials, and to focus on the victims of international crimes, with an emphasis on the prosecution of sexual crimes and the victimisation of children.

The declaration adopted contains key principles, an agreement to establish a Dialogue Group on Accountability for Ukraine, and priority areas for actions towards ensuring accountability.

International criminal justice is one of the priority areas of Slovenian foreign policy. In keeping with this orientation, the Republic of Slovenia supports the work of the International Criminal Court and other established mechanisms to ensure that those responsible for international crimes in Ukraine do not go unpunished.

The Conference was hosted by the Government of the Netherlands, together with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the European Commission.