Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard Joins Global Dignitaries at the ICC’s Opening of Judicial Year 2024 in The Hague

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
19 January 2024

Press Release

Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard joins international leaders at the ICC’s Opening of Judicial Year 2024 in The Hague, underscoring a unified commitment to safeguarding judicial independence and upholding accountability on the global stage.

The International Criminal Court commenced the Judicial Year 2024 today with a solemn opening ceremony in The Hague. President Judge Piotr Hofmański delivered the opening remarks, expressing his concerns about the recent attack on the independence of the Court. The President’s sentiments resonated throughout the ceremony, with the Prosecutor and the Registrar echoing the urgent need to safeguard the Court’s autonomy.

Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard, a distinguished diplomat, was among the esteemed attendees, underscoring the global importance of upholding the rule of law and protecting the integrity of international judicial institutions. The opening of the Judicial Year serves as a crucial moment for the ICC to reflect on its mission of ensuring accountability for serious international crimes and fostering a just and peaceful world.

As the Judicial Year unfolds, the ICC remains steadfast in its commitment to justice and human rights, navigating challenges and working towards a world where accountability prevails.

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