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15th Session
The fifteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will take place from Wednesday 16 November to Thursday 24 November 2016, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Representatives of the 124 member states of the ICC, who together form the ASP and thus the management and legislative body of the Court, meet at least once a year to discuss and decide on a number of issues central to the functioning of the Court.

The ASP is a pivotal forum for the Coalition, providing a unique opportunity for NGOs to engage with representatives of Rome Statute states parties and observer states and with Court officials and staff on a range of topics related to international justice. Side events - organized by civil society and states alike, provide additional platforms for advocacy on ending impunity for international crimes.

The 15th session

At the 15th ASP session, states will discuss and take decisions on a number of issues, including:
  • strengthening the work of the ASP and the Court as a whole
  • state cooperation with the Court
  • implementation of the principle of complementarity
  • efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal process
  • review of the work of the Advisory Committee on Nominations (in light of judicial elections in 2017)
  • the Court’s proposed budget for 2017
A dedicated pledging ceremony on the ratification of the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities (APIC) will also be organized, to encourage states to pledge to ratify the treaty  ahead of the Court's 20th anniversary in 2018.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the 15th ASP session and the modalities for participation, please contact the Coalition
at [email protected] or at +31-70 311 10 84.

The Coalition for the ICC Secretariat
Bezuidenhoutseweg 99a
2594 AC The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel. The Hague: +31 70 311180
Tel. New York:  +1 646 465 8510
Email: [email protected]

Calendar for the 15th session of the ASP
Tuesday 15 November Coalition for the ICC General Strategy Meeting (for NGOs only) (tbc)
Wednesday 16 November ASP day 1: Opening statements & General Debate
Thursday 17 November ASP day 2: General Debate & Plenary sessions
Friday 18 November ASP day 3: Plenary sessions
Saturday 19 November ASP day 4: Plenary sessions
Monday 21 November ASP day 5: Plenary sessions
Tuesday 22 November ASP day 6: Plenary sessions
Wednesday 23 November ASP day 7: Plenary sessions
Thursday  24 November ASP day 8: Plenary sessions & Closing statements

The ASP will take place at the World Forum
Convention Centre
Churchillplein 10
2517 JW The Hague

Visa to The Netherlands
Where to stay during the ASP