How the Security Council and ASP can improve states’ cooperation with the ICC


This side event at the 16th ICC Assembly of States Parties in New York is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Governments of Ireland and Norway.

The lack of cooperation by governments is one of the main challenges facing the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC judges have issued several decisions on the non-compliance of states under the Rome Statute. Both the ICC’s Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) can improve state cooperation with the court. The ASP can ensure that states comply with their legal obligations, and the UNSC can take action in respect of situations that it refers to the ICC.

What more can the ASP and UNSC do to support the ICC in cases of non-compliance and non-cooperation? This event will discuss how the UNSC and ASP, using their available mechanisms and structures, can encourage states to cooperate with the ICC.

For more on recommendations to the UN Security Council and ASP for improving state cooperation with the ICC, click here

Chair: Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, ISS


Introductory remarks: Andreas Kravik, Legal Adviser and Representative, Government of Norway

Dr Max du Plessis, Research Associate, ISS

Phakiso Mochochoko, Head of Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC (TBC)

Prof Dapo Akande, Professor of International Law, Oxford University

Concluding remarks: James Kingston, Legal Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Attendance at this side event requires prior accreditation from the Secretariat of the ICC Assembly of States Parties.

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