H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute
Role as President of the Assembly of States Parties
Ambassador Tiina Intelmann of Estonia was elected in December 2011 the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute. She will remain in office until the beginning of the Assembly´s session in 2013. ´
Ambassador Intelmann´s position as Ambassador-at-large allows her to liaise with wide range of States and stakeholders around the world with an aim to promote and support the International Criminal Court. She consults on an everyday bases with States Parties, Court officials, officials of international organisations and representatives of civil society to advance and promote the work of the Court and that of the Assembly. She presides over meetings of the Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties, which meets in New York, as well as in the Hague and frequently meets with Court officials and States Parties at the seat of the Court in The Hague.
Ambassador Intelmann has chosen to focus her work on promoting ratification of the Rome Statute and its domestic implementation – essential elements for the principle of complementarity, another aspect of high priority in her agenda, to become truly effective. In addition much of her time is devoted to encourage effective cooperation with the Court.
Ambassador Intelmann is Ambassador-at-Large of Estonia for the International Criminal Court. On 12 December 2011, she was elected President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute at the tenth session of the Assembly.
Ambassador Intelmann has a broad professional experience in international matters and relations and therefore she comes to the Presidency with a long history of involvement in multilateral negotiations. She has previously served as the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations as well as to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and as Ambassador to the State of Israel. She has also served as Undersecretary for Political Affairs and Relations with the Press in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.
Ambassador Intelmann has been working on issues related to the United Nations for over ten years, most recently successfully co-facilitating the negotiations on the system-wide coherence reform establishing UN Women. She has previously also led negotiations on humanitarian affairs at the UN.
Ambassador Intelmann has a Master of Arts in Italian language and literature from Leningrad State University in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Ambassador Intelmann can be reached through the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations (tel. +1 212 883 0640; fax: +1 646 514 0099), as well as through the Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands (tel:+31 (0)70 515 98 06; Fax : +31 (0)70 515 83 76; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mr. René Holbach and Ms. Victoria Chisholm work closely with Ambassador Intelmann (email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org). They can be reached via Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations (tel. +1 212 883 0640; fax: +1 646 514 0099).