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Review Conference of the Rome Statute
Review Conference of the Rome Statute
On 31 May 2010, the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened in Kampala, Uganda.
The first-ever Review Conference on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) took place in Kampala, Uganda from 31 May to 11 June 2010. ICC states parties, observer states, international organizations, NGOs, and other participants discussed proposed amendments to the Rome Statute and took stock of its impact to date, making the Conference a critical milestone in the evolution of the Rome system. More than 600 Coalition members played a central role in enhancing the dialogue on the Rome system and ensured that the voices of civil society were truly heard through a number of debates, roundtables and other events.

Stocktaking
The Review Conference included a stocktaking exercise to consider the holistic success and impact of the Rome Statute to date. Debates focused on the impact of the Rome Statute on victims and affected communities, complementarity, cooperation, and peace and justice, issues truly central to the system's fair, effective, and independent functioning.

Pledges and Kampala Declaration
During the Review Conference, 112 pledges with the purpose of strengthening the Rome Statute system were made by 37 states parties, as well as the United States and the European Union. In addition, the Conference adopted the Kampala Declaration, reaffirming states’ commitment to the Rome Statute and its full implementation, as well as its universality and integrity. The Review Conference further adopted a resolution on strengthening the enforcement of sentences. In parallel, the ICC signed three agreements, with Belgium, Denmark, and Finland, on the enforcement of sentences. The Coalition and its global membership are committed to work to maintain the momentum with States, the UN, other regional bodies and the Court to ensure commitments made in Kampala result in concrete actions.

Amendments: Crime of Aggression
Following long negotiations, States Parties adopted provisions governing the terms of the Court's ability to investigate and prosecute individuals for the crime of aggression. ICC States Parties agreed upon a jurisdictional regime for the crime of aggression, which provides separate procedures depending on whether the situation was referred by the UN Security Council, or whether it came before the Court through a State referral or upon the ICC Prosecutor's initiative. The Review Conference determined that the activation of jurisdiction is still subject to a positive decision by the ASP which cannot be taken before 1 January 2017 and one year after the ratification or acceptance of the amendments by 30 states parties, whichever is later. Read more on: Crime of Aggression

Other Amendments
States Parties also agreed not to delete Article 124 - an optional protocol which allows States not to subject their nationals to the Court's prosecutions or investigations over war crimes for a seven year period - but to review it in five years. Second, States accepted to extend the use of certain weapons as war crimes in non-international conflicts.
Audio Visual Resources
Author Title Date
Uganda Victims’ Foundation/REDRESS
11999|12000 13 Aug 2010
Diplomatically Incorrect
13030|13031 20 July 2010
Diplomatically Incorrect
13032|13033 20 July 2010
Global Policy Forum
12886|12887 July 2010
CICC Convenor William R Pace
12419|12431

May 2010
CICC Convenor William R Pace
12433|12434

May 2010
CICC Convenor William R Pace
12435|12436

May 2010
Factsheets
Author Date and Title
CICC
27 Apr 2010
Q&A: Review Conference of the Rome Statute
CCPI
01 Nov 2009
Preguntas y Respuestas sobre el Artículo 124 del Estatuto de Roma
Manuals and Checklists
Author Date and Title
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
01 June 2010
Programme from the Women’s Court
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
June 2010
Programme of events
HURINET - UCICC
21 May 2010
Draft People’s Space Programme - Review Conference
ASP
10 May 2010
Review Conference: Provisional Work Programme
WIGJ
May 2010
Programme of events
Official Documents
Author Date and Title
ASP
10 May 2010
Review Conference: Provisional Work Programme
ASP
26 Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: Cooperation
ASP
25 Mar 2010
Resumed ASP8: Resolution ICC-ASP/8/Res.9
ASP
Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: The impact of the Rome Statute system on victims and affected communities
ASP
Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: Complementarity
ASP
Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: Peace and Justice
ASP
05 Feb 2010
Review Conference: Draft provisional agenda
Academic Papers and Reports
Author Date and Title
ICC
03 June 2010
Stocktaking of international justice: Peace and Justice
OSI and other NGOs
10 May 2010
Letter to Foreign Ministers regarding the Crime of Aggression
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21 Aug 2007
Report from Conference in Turin, Italy 14 to 18 May 2007 ADVANCE COPY