Tiina Intelmann of Estonia was elected by the States Parties of the Rome
Statute in December 2011 as the fourth President of the Assembly of States
Parties to the Rome Statute. She will remain in office until the beginning of
the 13th session of the Assembly, in December 2014.
Ambassador Intelmann presides over meetings of the Bureau of the Assembly of
States Parties, which meets in New York, as well as in the Hague. Her
position as Ambassador-at-large allows her to liaise with wide range of
States and stakeholders around the world with the aim of promoting support
for 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 and frequently meets with Court officials and
States Parties at the seat of the Court in The Hague.
As President of the Assembly, Ambassador Intelmann promotes activelly the
universality of the Rome Statute by engaging with states not parties to the
Rome Statute in promoting understanding of the Rome Statute system. In
addition, Amb. Intelmann has focused her work also in promoting engagement on
the principle of complementarity, a high priority issue for the Court’s
system to be truly effective in preventing the most serious crimes under
international law. 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
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 0094; 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: email@example.com).
The team of Amb. Intelmann can be reached via Permanent Mission of the
Republic of Estonia to the United Nations in New York, Tel. +1 212 883 0640;
fax: +1 646 514 0099, or through their personal electronic addresses:
Dr. Deborah Ruiz Verduzco,
Special Assistant to the President Deborah.RuizVerduzco@icc-cpi.int
Ms. Victoria Chisholm,
Advisor of the President, Victoria.Chisholm@mfa.ee
Ms. Karen L. Corrie,
Consultant on Complementarity, Karen.Corrie@mfa.ee