The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT or Mechanism) on Wednesday, 29 March 2017, received a high-level delegation from South Africa, including members of Parliament and representatives of organizations with a special interest in justice issues, at the Mechanism’s Hague branch. The visit was part of a broader programme organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation to discuss the role and challenges of the International Criminal Court.

The Mechanism’s President, Judge Theodor Meron, and Registrar, Mr. Olufemi Elias, warmly welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the work and mandate of the Mechanism. The President and the Registrar engaged in a discussion with the delegates on the role of ad hoc tribunals as part of the international justice system, the importance of upholding and bolstering respect for the rule of law and the importance of strengthening the capacity of national and international institutions in this context.

The delegates concluded their visit with an informal meeting with the Mechanism’s staff from South Africa.