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H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute


Tiina Intelmann


Role as President of the Assembly of States Parties

 Ambassador 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 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.

Contact details
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: 

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  
Ms. Victoria Chisholm, Advisor of the President,
. Karen L. Corrie, Consultant on Complementarity,



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