CCPCJ Side Event Agenda May 14. 2014

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Parliamentarians for Global Action’s Roundtable Discussion as Side Event to the

23rd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), on:

“Ending Impunity for International Crimes through Multilateral Interstate Cooperation”

 Hosted by the Parliament of Austria, Vienna, on Wednesday, 14 April, 2014, 9:30am-12:00pm, Palais Epstein, Room E1-E3

Opening by the Chair and Host (5 min.):

  • MP Ms. Petra Bayr, Member of the Austrian Foreign Affairs Committee, Human Rights Committee, Finance Committee and Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)

Keynote Address:

His Excellency Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General (TBC)

Expert Opinions

  • “Austria as a focal point for Multistate and Multiagency Cooperation”, Representative of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (8min)
  • “Introducing the initiative towards a Multilateral Treaty for Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition for Prosecution for Atrocity Crimes”, Representative of the Netherlands:  (8min)
  • “Protection of Women’s Rights under the Rome Statute of the ICC”, Ms. Ilona Graenitz, former MP and MEP, Vice-President of the Association of Former Parliamentarians of the Member States of the Council of Europe and Chairperson of the Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women (8min)
  • “Cooperation in fighting Transnational crimes such as Trafficking in Persons”, Ms. Eurídice Márquez Sánchez, Regional Migrant Assistance Coordinator, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, (8min)

Comments by Members of PGA:

  • Mr. Stephen Tashobya, MP Uganda, Chair Legal Affairs Committee, Chair PGA National Group Uganda, Member of the PGA Executive Committee
  • Mr. Mark Pritchard, MP UK, Co-Convenor PGA ILHR Programme, Chair of the UK-Austrian Parliamentary Friendship Group
  • Mr. Ahmad Ali, MP Nigeria, Chair Justice Committee, Nigerian House of Representatives

COFFEE BREAK (15min)

Tour de Table and Interactive discussion among all participants (45 min)

Summary by the Rapporteur of the Meeting (10 min.):

  • Dr. David Donat Cattin, Secretary General, PGA

Closing Remarks (5 min.):

  • MP Ms. Petra Bayr, Member of the Austrian Foreign Affairs Committee, Human Rights Committee, Finance Committee and Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)

The PGA ICC Campaign receives support from:

the European Union (European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights)

the Governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Estonia.

The Complementarity Project for DRC, Uganda and Kenya receives the support of

the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

PGA receives core support from the Governments of Sweden and Denmark.

Past donors include the Governments of Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom, and the Municipality of The Hague.

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