From 6-11 December 2021, States Parties to the International Criminal Court Rome Statute convened 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.

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What happened at ASP20?

Catch up on all the action from the 20th Session of Assembly of States Parties with our summary of main outcomes and key takeaways. 

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The Coalition for the ICC delivers a closing statement at ASP20

On 10 December 2021, during the final plenary session of the 20th Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms Melinda Reed, Acting Convenor of the Coalition for the ICC, delivered a statement on behalf of the Coalition.

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ASP20 Daily Summaries 

Check back here for our summaries of all the action and the key take-aways from each day of ASP20. 

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#NGOVoices at #ASP20

Civil Society Side Events

Numerous virtual side events have taken 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 and the recordings available

Civil society voices at #ASP20

Civil Society addresses ICC States Parties during the ASP20 General Debate

Read the statements here


The CICC and its members addressed the ASP in other plenary sessions to highlight key priorities for civil society:

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.

see the cicc website page on #ASP19

Read our asp19 summary report