Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (18 March 2019) [fr]
Support for the International Criminal Court
In a context in which the International Criminal Court (ICC), its functioning and its future are increasingly being called into question, France, which has supported the creation of the ICC by the Rome Statute from the outset, reaffirms its full support for it.
It reaffirms that as the sole permanent and universal international criminal jurisdiction, the ICC has a critical role to play in the fight against impunity, which is one of the priorities of our action.
It must therefore be able to act and exercise its prerogatives without interference, in an independent and impartial manner, within the Rome Statute format.