From 8 - 17 December, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and other civil society organisations will join states and various stakeholders in New York for the 13th annual Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The ASP is integral to the international criminal justice system and serves as the ICC’s governing body. This year, the ASP will elect new judges and debate several issues including cooperation with the Court, and possible amendments to the ICC Registry.
In a significant step, the ASP will also welcome its first African President, the Minister of Justice in Senegal, Sidiki Kaba, who will take over from Ambassador Tiina Intelmann of Estonia on 8 December.
The ISS has collaborated with the office of the ASP president in the past and continues to engage constructively on issues related to the ICC and international criminal justice in Africa.
The ISS will host two side events during the ASP:
For informed analysis about the ASP and key developments in international criminal justice especially as they affect Africa, contact: