France welcomes the election of Nicolas Guillou to the office of judge at the International Criminal Court by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute for the 2024-2033 term.
His candidacy, which was put forth by France, is a further illustration of our country’s commitment to the International Criminal Court, whose role in combating impunity for the most serious international crimes is vital to ensuring that victims obtain justice. The court must continue to work independently and impartially on all matters referred to it. France will continue to support it to that end. France also supports the goal of making the Rome Statute universal and will strive to make that happen. As Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has reiterated, there can be no lasting peace without justice.