The EU views the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the cornerstone in the fight against impunity and to help victims of atrocities to achieve justice.

The EU is resolved to continue protecting the independence of the Court and the integrity of the Rome Statute. The EU promotes the national implementation of the Rome Statute and its principle of complementarity, in particular by strengthening national justice systems. The EU also encourages the universal ratification of the Rome Statute and full cooperation with the Court.