Catherine Ashton welcomes Moldova’s ratification of statute on International Criminal Court

Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has “warmly welcomed” Moldova’s ratification on 12 October of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“This is an important step towards combating impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. At the same time it will contribute towards the deepening of our bilateral relations in the framework of the future EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement,” she said in a statement.

Reiterating the EU’s “unwavering support” for the Court, she said Moldova’s ratification brought the number of ICC States to 114.

“I trust that the Republic of Moldova’s ratification of the Rome Statute will encourage also other partners in the EU’s neighbourhood to take similar steps.”, stresses Ashton in her statement.

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