From 6-11 December 2021, States Parties to the International Criminal Court Rome Statute will convene in The Hague for the 20th annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP).

Serving as the governing body of the Court, the ASP meets in full plenary once a year to discuss and decide upon matters key to the future functioning of the ICC. Civil society is there every step of the way, monitoring sessions and interacting with delegates, in order to advocate for a fair, effective and independent ICC.

More Info on the ASP website

#NGOVoices at #ASP20 - Civil Society Side Events

Numerous virtual side events will take place around the 20th ASP session. Civil society plays a crucial role in organizing side events, in cooperation with governments and other organizations and institutions. Side events on the margins of ASP provide a meaningful opportunity for enhanced dialogue around specific topics of mutual concern, including situations under investigation or preliminary examination, ICC and ASP election processes, judicial and political developments, and other issues related to the Court and the Rome Statute system.

See the side events schedule

The previous ASP session #ASP19

The nineteenth session of the ASP took place from 14 to 16 December 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands. It resumed for a first time from 17 to 23 December 2020 and for a second time on 12 February 2021 in New York, USA.

Read our asp19 summary report