(L-R) Graziella Marok-Wachter, Minister of Infrastructure and Justice in the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein; Sam Tanson, Luxembourg’s Minister of Justice; Credit: MJUST

On Monday 20 March 2023, at the invitation of the British Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, and the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security, Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, Luxembourg’s Minister of Justice, Sam Tanson, participated in a conference in London on supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its investigation into the situation in Ukraine.

In the presence of Denys Maliuska, Ukrainian Minister of Justice, Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, and Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the ICC, the states present reaffirmed their continued support for the ICC. In addition to the substantial contributions already made, the states pledged additional financial support and the deployment of human resources to strengthen the ICC's investigations and to ensure that the perpetrators of major international crimes will be held accountable. Minister Tanson highlighted Luxembourg's support for all collective initiatives to ensure accountability for the perpetrators of these crimes.

Luxembourg's additional financial contribution to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC is €100,000. Minister Tanson also reiterated Luxembourg's support for the creation of a special international tribunal for the crime of aggression. "This work does not compete with the International Criminal Court, but is fully in line with the principle of complementarity, so as not to leave any loopholes in the fight against impunity.

In the margins of the conference, Minister Tanson had the opportunity to exchange with the Spanish Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop Cuenca, on the topics of human trafficking, illegal adoption of children in the context of the war in Ukraine, domestic violence and gender-based violence.