Civil society addresses ICC States Parties during the 20th session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties General Debate

#NGOVoices at #ASP20

The ASP General Debate provides an opportunity for civil society to address issues related to their work and the wider Rome Statute system of international justice, to reiterate their support for the Court and its progress thus far, as well as to identify those areas in which the ICC can continue to improve its performance and operations, with an aim to fulfilling its critical mandate.

The points raised by human rights defenders during the General Debate often inform the decision-making process of States Parties throughout the remainder of the ASP session. For civil society, the ASP General Debate also serves as a forum to raise concerns that are not prominently featured – if at all – in the ASP agenda. 

Read this year’s concerns and recommendations: