ICC president begins Colombia visit

The International Criminal Court (ICC) president has commenced his two-day visit of Colombia, where he will sign an agreement with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos over the enforcement of ICC sentences.

ICC President Sang-Hyun Song is visiting the Colombian capital Bogota primarily to

sign an accord
over the enforcement of ICC sentences, making Colombia the first country in the Latin American and Caribbean region to do so.

The South Korean will also meet several other high-ranking government officials, as well as the presidents of both Colombia’s Supreme Court and Constitutional Court, after being invited by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a U.N. meeting in New York.

The Office of the Prosecutor, meanwhile, an independent organ of the ICC, is simultaneously conducting investigations in Colombia with the remit of assessing whether genuine national proceedings are being carried out.

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