#ASP21 Side Events 

The 21st ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will be taking place in The World Forum (The Hague) from 5 - 10 December. In its margins, a number of side events are being organized by civil society, States and the Court.

Find here all #ASP21 side events:

Monday 5 December

  • The MLA Initiative: Towards a new Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes (co-hosted by Argentina, Belgium, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Senegal and Slovenia)
    13:00 – 14:45 / Oceania Foyer
  • Investigating  and  Prosecuting  Cyberwarfare  at  the  ICC  (co-hosted  by  Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Europe 1&2
  • Realising Reparative Justice for Victims of International Crime: impact results, reflections, and what States Parties can do (more) (co-hosted by Finland, Sweden and the Trust Fund for Victims)
    13:15 – 14:45 / King Willem Alexander
  • Launch of the Annual Report of the Office of the Prosecutor (hosted by the Office of the Prosecutor)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Oceania
  • In Pursuit of Intersectional Justice at the International Criminal Court and Beyond: A closer look at the intersectional dimensions of slavery crimes (co-hosted by Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), Emergent Justice Collective, Global Justice Center (GJC) and Justice Rapid Response (JRR))
    18:15 – 20:00 / Oceania
  • The Trials at the ICC – How long is Too Long (co-hosted by Germany and the Nuremberg Academy)
    18:15 – 20:00 / Rooms Europe 1&2.
  • The Possibilities and Limitations of the Bangladesh/Myanmar Precedent: Jurisdiction Over Transboundary Crimes Against Belarusian, Chinese and Syrian Victims (co-hosted by the Netherlands and Legal Action Worldwide)
    18:15 – 20:00 / Oceania Foyer.
  • Shocking the Conscience of Humanity: From Gravity Theory to Practice. Book Launch for Judge Professor Margaret de Guzman (co-hosted by the Gambia and the Public International Law & Policy Group)
    18:15 –20:00 / Africa

  • Implementing  the  Duty  to  Prevent  Genocide  under  International  Law  (co-hosted  by Luxembourg, Pels  Rijcken and USC  Gould  School  of  Law  International  Human  Rights Clinic)
    19:00 –21:00 / Pels Rijcke
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  • What will it take to make victims’ rights meaningful at the ICC? A frank discussion on the way forward.
    Co-hosted by Ireland, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and REDRESS.
    08:30 – 10:00 / Africa room.

  • The ICC and the Crime of Aggression: In Defense of the Rules-Based International Order (co-hosted by Belgium, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression)
    08:30 – 10:00 / Europe 1&2

  • Vetting for all ICC elections - the essential elements unpacked
    Co-hosted by Austria, Colombia, Serbia, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and Human Rights Watch.
    13:00 – 14:45 / Antarctica room.
    Concept note available here.


  • Making Reparative Justice a Reality: Monitoring Visit to Northern Uganda and the Future of the Trust Fund for Victims (co-hosted by Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Uganda and the Trust Fund for Victims)
    13:00 – 14:45 / Oceania Foyer
  • Interactive Installation: Virtual Reality as a tool for advancing accountability for international crimes (hosted by the Office of the Prosecutor)
    13:00 –15:00 / Lobby 2
  • Repairing the ICC’s relationship with Libyan civil society (hosted by Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL))
    13:15-14:15 / Africa
  • Gender Diversity and the Rome Statute System (co-hosted by Australia, Uganda,  International Gender Champions Den Haag and Africa Legal Aid)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Oceania room
  • Global crisis and the potential of the ICC: relevance of ecocide as the fifth crime (co-hosted by Vanuatu, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and Stop Ecocide Foundation)
    13:15 – 14:45 / King Willem Alexander


  • Reparations for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Uganda and The Gambia: Survivor perspectives (co-hosted by Belgium, France, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the Women's Advocacy Network (WAN), the Women's Association for Victim Empowerment (WAVE) and the Global Survivors Fund (GSF))
    13:15 –14:45 / Everest 1
  • Witness protection and relocation in national and international justice mechanisms: lessons learned to address common challenges (co-hosted by Argentina, Sweden, the United States of America and the Registry)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Europe 1&2
  • Strengthening coordination and partnerships: The next step for supporting accountability for crimes against children (co-hosted by the Netherlands and Save the Children)
    13:30 – 15:00 / Kilimanjaro 1&2
  • Pathways to Justice and Accountability for Venezuela (co-hosted by Defiende Venezuela, Observatório de Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad, Panel of Independent International Experts on the Situation of Crimes against Humanity in Venezuela and Un Mundo Sin Mordaza)
    18:15-19:45 / Africa
  • Searching for LGBTQ+ disappeared persons: transitional justice in Colombia (hosted by Colombia Diversa)
    18:15-19:45 / Antarctica
  • Filling an Accountability Gap? How a Standing UN Investigative Mechanism Would Further International Criminal Justice (Hosted by International Commission of Jurists)
    18:15 - 20 / Wijnhaven, Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP Den Haag
  • Myanmar: Exploring options for justice (co-hosted by Canada, Global Justice Center, the Asia Justice Coalition and the Center for Justice and Accountability)
    18:15 – 20:00 / Oceania Foyer


  • The Special Criminal Court and the ICC: complementarity’s promise (co-hosted by France and Germany)
    18:15 – 20:00 / Europe 1&2
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  • The Strength of Cross-Jurisdictional Cooperation – Lessons learnt from ISIL/Da’esh (co-
    hosted by France and Sweden)
    08:30 – 09:45 / Europe 1&2
  • Countering the Global Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society: What Role for the ICC and States Parties? (co-hosted by Chile, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Al-Haq, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), Open Society Foundations (OSF), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ)
    13:15-14:45 / Antarctica
    Concept note available here.

  • A sustainable model for responding to conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine - Presenting the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s conflict-related sexual violence strategy and discussing its transformative potential to enhance access to justice (co-hosted by Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, International Federation for Human Rights
    (FIDH), Global Rights Compliance and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ))
    13:15 – 14:45 / Europe 1&2
  • Accountability for conflict-related sexual violence - is the current legal framework sufficient? (hosted by Germany)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Oceania
  • Launch of the ICC OTP Gender Persecution Policy Paper (co-hosted by Canada, Sweden and the Office of the Prosecutor)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Oceania Foyer
  • Climate change as a crime against humanity: Article 15 submission (co-hosted by Vanuatu, UK Youth Climate Coalition and the New Zealand Students for Climate Solutions)
    13:30 – 14:30 / King Willem Alexander
  • Women’s Inclusion and Participation in Justice and Accountability: The Case of Darfur (hosted by Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG))
    18:15-19:45 / Antarctica

  • Strengthening the Protection of Civilians: Why Ratifying the War Crime of Starvation Matters (co-hosted by the Netherlands, Switzerland and Global Rights Compliance)
    18:15 – 20:00 / Oceania Foyer
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  • Continued genocide in the absence of justice and impunity in Kurdistan (hosted by Kurdish Organizations Network Coalition for the International Criminal Court (KONCICC)
    08:00-10:00 / Africa
  • Equitable access to justice: The Case of Palestine (co-hosted by the State of Palestine, South Africa, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Palestinian Centre for Human rights (PCHR), Defence for the Children International –Palestine, Addameer –PrisonerSupport and  Human  Rights  Association,  Amnesty  International,  INTLawyers,  Open  Society Foundation,  the  International  Institute  of  Social  Studies  (ISS)  of  Erasmus  University Rotterdam)
    08:30–10:00 / Europe 1&2
  • Strengthening International Justice: Challenges and Opportunities in the Case of Ukraine (co-hosted by Media Initiative for Human Rights, Renaissance International Foundation, Truth Hounds, Ukraine 5AM Coalition, Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group (ULAG) and Zmina Human Rights Center)
    13:00-15:00 / Antarctica

  • Justice in Venezuela: Moving forward at the ICC and beyond (co-hosted by Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and RFK Human Rights;)
    13:15-14:45 / Africa

  • The Universality of the International Criminal Court: On the importance of ratifying the Rome Statute and its Amendments (co-hosted by Belgium, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Global Rights Compliance and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Europe 1&2
  • Ratifying amendments to the Rome Statute (co-hosted by Belgium, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Global Rights Compliance)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Oceania Foyer
  • Launch of the International Criminal Court’s Strategy on Gender Equality and Workplace Culture and Reception (co-hosted by Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the European Commission, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, Women in International Law network and International Gender Champions The Hague hub)
    18:15 – 20:00 / World Café
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  • Strengthening Accountability Globally. Concrete steps to bolster the international justice ecosystem (co-hosted by Belgium, Chile, Ireland, Mexico and Human Rights Watch)
    8:30-10:00 / Africa
  • Justice for the Rohingya: Paths Forward (co-hosted by Bangladesh, the Gambia and No Peace Without Justice)
    08:30 – 10:00 / Europe 1&2


  • Book presentation « Code de Conduite Professionnelle des Conseils un Commentaire Article par Article » Philippe Currat (hosted by Club des Amis du Droit du Congo (CAD))
    13:00-15:00 / Africa

  • Book Launch – Reed Brody’s ‘To Catch a Dictator’ – The Trial of Hissène Habré and the search for justice in an age of impunity (co-hosted by Belgium and the International Commission of Jurists)
    13:00-14:00 / Oceania Foyer
  • Launch of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Working Group on International Justice (hosted by Justice Call)
    13:15-14:45 / Antarctica
  • Judicial Selection, Evaluation, and Trial Management in International Criminal Tribunals: Featuring a Proposal for the Optional Pre-Election Accreditation of Judicial Candidates (co-hosted by Ecuador, Switzerland and the International Criminal Law Practice Project of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and Center for Human Rights)
    13:15 – 14:45 / Europe 1&2
  • International Criminal Law as Justice: Foundations and Future Direction. Joint Book Launch for Professors Darryl Robinson and Carsten Stahn (hosted by Canada)
    14:00 – 14:50 / Oceania Foyer
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