Estonian and Finnish Foreign Ministers To Open High-Level International Criminal Court Seminar in Tallinn


On Monday, 10 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, who will be in Estonia for a visit.

At 13.50 on Monday, 10 September, Paet and Tuomioja will open the high-level seminar of the International Criminal Court (ICC) taking place in Tallinn from 10-11 September entitled “10 Years of the International Criminal Court: A Focus on Victims”. The topic of the seminar will be the treatment of victims by the ICC in the areas of aiding them with victim funds and paying reparation.

The seminar is being organised by the Institute of Human Rights in co-operation with President of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC Tiina Intelmann and the Finnish and Estonian foreign ministries. Additional information: .

At their bilateral meeting, Paet and Tuomioja will discuss Estonia-Finland relations, the situations in Syria and the Middle East, regional co-operation, and matters related to the upcoming UN General Assembly. For European Union topics, the two will discuss the further enlargement of the union, matters related to Eastern Partnership, and opportunities for development in the EU’s foreign policy.

The Estonian and Finnish foreign ministers will sign a memorandum of mutual understanding for sending a Finnish exchange diplomat to the Estonian Embassy in Georgia.

Attention journalists!
On Monday, 10 September at 13.50 Paet and Tuomioja will open the the high-level seminar of the International Criminal Court entitled “10 Years of the International Criminal Court: A Focus on Victims”. The opening will take place at the Swissotel, Tornimäe 3. For additional information: Aet Kukk, Institute of Human Rights, tel 53302328, email: 

At 15.50 Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja will give a joint press conference in the Foreign Ministry.
Those interested in covering the press conference should be accredited no later than Monday, 10 September at 12.00. Please contact the Foreign Ministry press department at or by phone at 637 7654 with your first name and surname, publication/channel, and ID card number. Enter the Foreign Ministry through the guest entrance at Lauteri 2 and don’t forget to bring along a photo ID!


Additional information:

ICC seminari kohta
Aet Kukk
Human Rights Intsitute
Tel 53302328


+372 637 7654


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