Norwegian investigators to the International Criminal Court

Two investigators from the National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) will be seconded to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a period of up to two years. The Norwegian Government is pleased that the Norwegian police can contribute to the ICC’s investigation of possible war crimes in Ukraine. On Tuesday, Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl met the President of the ICC, Piotr Hofmański, and Prosecutor of the ICC, Karim A. A. Khan QC.

 Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl (left) greets Prosecutor of the ICC Karim A. A. Khan QC in The Hague.
Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl (left) greets Prosecutor of the ICC Karim A. A. Khan QC in The Hague. Credit: Ministry of Justice and Public Security

 

‘Norway has been one of the ICC's key supporters since its establishment. I am glad that Norway can contribute to the important work of the Court, particularly during a period in which investigation of the war in Ukraine is highly resource demanding,’ says Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl.

Earlier this year, the ICC in The Hague contacted Norway, asking for help related to the war in Ukraine. Norway is among several countries which believe that the acts of war in Ukraine should be investigated by the ICC.

‘The ICC will decide what types of cases the Norwegian investigators will work on, but the NCIS has important and specialist expertise which is relevant to the investigation of war crimes,’ states Ms Mehl.

The Norwegian Police Directorate is in charge of practical arrangements.