State Parties and non-State Parties to the Statute. From 2-6 December 2019, International Criminal Court (ICC) States Parties convened in The Hague for the 18th annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute. If States Parties want a Court which is able to meet the challenges of not just today but tomorrow as well, we must elect the best possible judges and Prosecutor at next year’s Assembly. Africa has been at the forefront of contemporary global efforts towards ensuring greater accountability for international crimes. Out of them 33 are African States , 19 are Asia-Pacific States , 18 are from Eastern Europe , 28 are from Latin American and Caribbean States , and 25 are from Western European and other States . ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. Morris, Madeline H., The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over Nationals of Non-Party States (May 25, 1999). 6, 2000. In accordance with article 112 of the Rome Statute, the Assembly of States Parties meets at the seat of Court in The Hague or at the United Nations Headquarters in New York once a year and, when circumstances so require, may hold special sessions. Each year between 2016 and 2021, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) sets up and funds a delegation of Canadian students, headed by academics and practitioners from various academic institutions and NGOs, to attend the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The United States extends its congratulations to you, and welcomes the opportunity to work with you, as well as the newly elected Court officials – including Prosecutor-elect Fatou Bensouda and six new judges. As States parties and concerned non-party States work to fulfill the stocktaking commitments undertaken in Kampala--whether in discharging obligations to cooperate with the Court or through efforts to support positive complementarity—we must ensure that we do so in a manner that honors the righteous demand for justice by those against whom atrocities have been perpetrated. Serving as the governing body of the Court, the ASP meets in full plenary once a year to discuss and decide upon matters key to the future functioning of the ICC.

123 countries are States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. This major event takes place in The Hague or in New York at the end of each year. Assembly of States Parties concludes its eighteenth session: 11/11/2019: Eighteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court: 06/08/2019: President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes the publication of the vacancy … From 5-12 December 2018, International Criminal Court (ICC) states parties will convene at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague for the 17th annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute. I am honored to address the Assembly of States Parties on behalf of the United States observer delegation.

Speech by FCO Minister Baroness Anelay at the International Criminal Court Assembly of State Parties in the Hague Thank you Madame President. One participant further observed that the “Guidance on contacts with persons who are the subject of arrest warrants or summonses issued by the International Criminal Court” issued by the UN Secretary-General in 2013 had