COALITION CALLS ON STATES TO UNITE AGAINST IMPUNITY
Editing Office - Europe
Summary Day One - Assembly of States Parties 2018
On 5 December 2018, the 17th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) kicked off in The Hague. During the ASP, the greatest challenges the ICC faces will be discussed. The states that are part of the ICC system, civil society, international organizations, and other states will be in attendance.
Key items on the agenda are cooperation – including executing an arrest warrant; the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute; and victim’s participation and representation in ICC proceedings. Closing out the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute – the treaty that created the Court – the ASP session provides an important opportunity to take stock of the past 2 decades of international justice and consider how to addresses deepening challenges to the system in the years to come.