#ElectTheBest to lead the fight against impunity

At the 19th session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) in December 2020, States will elect a number of key positions in the Rome Statute system in an almost complete turnover of leadership, including six Judges and the ICC Prosecutor.

The Coalition has consistently campaigned to ensure states nominate and elect only the most highly qualified individuals as ICC officials through fair, transparent and merit-based processes, an essential step towards strengthening the institution’s credibility, transparency and impartiality.

Governments must nominate and elect the best leaders to the Court to ensure the impartial execution of decisions, and the effective delivery of justice for victims of heinous crimes. 

Read on to get the latest updates on nominations, meet the candidates, and learn about all the elections taking place in 2020. 

Election of six members of the Committee on Budget and Finance

Election of one member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims

Election of the ASP President and Bureau members for the 20th to 22nd ASP sessions

The Coalition's Campaign on ICC/ASP Elections

Ahead of the 2020 ICC elections, the Coalition is once again urging States Parties to nominate only the most highly-qualified candidates and to ensure a fair, transparent, and merit-based selection process.

As part of the campaign, the Coalition helps to publicize and raise awareness about ICC and ASP Elections and about individual candidates. 

The Coalition does not endorse or oppose any individual candidates, and strongly opposes reciprocal political agreements (“vote-trading”) in all ICC and ASP elections. 

Read more on ICC/ASP election processes

Voices from the Coalition

Civil society members of the Coalition play a key role in monitoring and advocating for the integrity of nomination and election processes.

Check out our members' resources

For more information

Check out the Coalition Campaign on ICC 2017 Elections and visit our old website to learn more about past elections campaigns. Information includes related papers, civil society advocacy, former candidate questionnaires, previous elections' results and more. Please find additional information on the ASP website.

Or drop us a line at Tonella@coalitionfortheicc.org