Our President visited Mr. Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner to exchange points of view and offer the collaboration of the ICB, now that we are preparing to become members of ECOSOC.
We wish to share with you the visit of our President to The Hague.
Mr. Imbroda returned to the city to hold meetings with the President of the ICC, Mrs. Fernández de Gurmendi as well as with Mr. Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Gordínez, ambassador of Costa Rica in The Hague and Vice-president of the ASP. This was a very fruitful encounter for the ICB.
Yesterday, on the 9th of March 2017, the Executive Committee of the ICB-BPI-CAPI visited the Court. Various meetings were held to introduce the new ExCo: a meeting with the Victim’s Office, a meeting with the Defense Office, a meeting with the Prosecutor’s Office and finally, a meeting with the President of the ICC, Mrs. Fernández de Gurmendi. This new Presidency and the new ExCo, along with some individual members introduced the new era of the International Criminal Bar.
BY ERIKA TORREGROSSA,
SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL BAR
The International Criminal Bar BPI-ICB-CAPI joins the rejection, denunciates and condemns the assassination of leaders in the Republic of Colombia. Crimes that are occurring despite the peace agreements between the Government and the FARC-EP.
Alarming data reported by the Ombudsman’s Office show that in 2016, 120 activists and human rights defenders were murdered, 33 have been attacked, 27 attacks of social leaders and human rights activists have been registered and 430 of them are threatened.
The President of the ICB, Blas Imbroda, Dean of the Illustrious Bar of Melilla, receives the Order of St. Raimundo de Peñafort.
Article written by Erika Torregrossa, Secretary General
“Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights.” Article I of the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen, 1791 Olimpia de Gouges
The lawyer, Mr. Tahir Elçi was killed last Friday. The BPI-ICB condemns this fact and expresses its condolences to his family, to his colleagues and to the rights of lawyers.
Attached is a letter from the president of the UIA collective member of the BPI-ICB, which shows his rejection of this fact.