#ASP20 Civil Society Side Events 

In the margins of the 20th ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP), civil society organizations will organize a number of virtual side events.

Side events represent an opportunity to raise #NGOVoices around specific topics of mutual concern, including the Review of the ICC and Rome Statute system, situations under investigation or preliminary examination, ICC and ASP Elections, judicial and political developments related to the ICC and the ASP, and other issues related to the ICC and the Rome Statute system.

Find here all #ASP20 #NGOVoices side events:

Week of 29 November to 3 December 2021
 
1 December
  • Independent Expert Review of the ICC: Civil Society Perspectives on Next Steps
    Hosted by: Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the ICC Project (American Bar Association) & The Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Chile, Poland, Finland, Switzerland. 
    The event will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish
    1 December, 17:30-18:30 CET / 11:30-12:30 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

  • Critical Analysis of Gender in International Criminal Law
    Hosted by:  Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ), the Representatives of Uruguay, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland to the Netherlands, the International Gender Champions.
    1 December, 14:00 CET / 8:00 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

2 December
  • Toward a Permanent Vetting Mechanism for ICC Elections
    Hosted by: Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) & Cyprus
    2 December, 16:00-17:00 CET / 10:00-11:00 EST
 
 
Week of 6 to 11 December 2021 - ASP20 week
 
6 December
  • Survivors’ pathways to accountability: legal avenues for South Sudanese survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
    Hosted by: Legal Action Worldwide (LAW), The Netherlands
    6 December, 16:00 CET/ 10:00 EST

 

7 December
  • Myanmar: What's Next for International Justice Efforts following the Coup?
    Hosted by: Fortify Rights, Legal Action Worldwide (LAW)
    7 December, 11:00 CET 

 

  • Gender Sensitive Judging in International Criminal Courts
    Hosted by: Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), Australia, The Netherlands, Uganda
    7 December, 13:10-14:50 CET / 7:10-8:50 EST

 

  • The Role of Parliamentarians in Promoting the Universality of the Rome Statute: The State of Play in Today’s ICC
    Hosted by Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), The Netherlands, Republic of Korea.
    7 December, 13:15-14:45 CET / 7:15-8:45 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

  • Ecocide: a fifth crime defined 
    Hosted by: Stop Ecocide Foundation, Institute for Environmental Security, The Hague Peace Projects, Republic of Vanuatu
    7 December, 18:30 CET / 12:30 EST
    Watch the recording of the event
 
 
8 December
  • When Vetoes Prevent Accountability:  a critical examination of blocking ICC referrals
    Hosted by:  Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), Canada, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the UN
    8 December, 13:15-14:45 CET / 7:15-8:45 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

  • Obstructing Justice and Promoting Impunity: Israel's Designation of Palestinian Civil Society Organisations as "Terrorist Organisations"
    Hosted by: Al Haq, State of Palestine
    8 December, 13:30-15:00 CET / 7:30-9:00 EST
    Watch the recording of the event

 

  • Paths to Justice and Accountability for Venezuela. Ongoing Initiatives by the International Community 
    Hosted by: Un Mundo Sin Mordaza, Defiende Venezuela, Organization of American States (OAS)
    8 December, 13:45-14:45 CET / 7:45-8:45 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

  • Specialized Units for Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes and Crimes of the Past: Efforts for Addressing Impunity for Crimes in Syria
    Hosted by: International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands
    8 December, 14:00-16:00 CET / 8:00-10:00 EST 

 

9 December
  • Justice Must Happen for Gambia
    Hosted by: Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), Uganda
    9 December, 13:10-14:50 CET / 7:10-8:50 EST

 

  • Justice for the Rohingya
    Hosted by: No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), delegations of Bangladesh and the Gambia to the ICC 
    9 December, 13:30-14:30 CET / 7:30-8:30 EST

 

  • Fighting Against Impunity for Gender-Based Crimes: A Policy Paper on Gender Persecution
    Hosted by:  MADRE and the Embassy of Sweden in the Hague
    9 December, 18:00-19:00 CET / 12:00-13:00 EST

 

10 December
  • Le mandat de la CPI face aux nouveaux défis tels que le terrorisme et la résurgence den coups d'états (The ICC’s mandate in the face of new challenges such as terrorism and the resurgence of coups d'état)
    Hosted by: The African Francophone Coalitions for the ICC
    10 December, 13:00-15:00 CET / 7:00-9:00 EST

 

  • The Crimes against migrants and refugees in the context of the ICC Libya investigation
    Hosted by: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH),  Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL), the Netherlands
    10 December, 13:00-14:00 CET / 07:00-08:00 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

  • Youth & Women looking for Justice in the MENA region (in Arabic)
    Hosted by: Justice Call, Women's Regional Network on Prevention (WRNP), UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
    10 December, 15:00-16:30 CET / 9:00-10:30 EST

 

  • Reforming national nomination procedures for ICC judicial candidates: from the IER report to action by the ASP
    Hosted by: Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA,)  Switzerland 
    10 December, 13:15-14:45 CET / 7:15-8:45 EST
    watch the recording of the event

 

Week of 13 to 17 December 2021
 
13 December
  • Towards the enforcement of the right to peace: Crimes against peace global campaign launch
    Hosted by: Platform for Peace and Humanity 
    13 December, 18:00 CET / 12:00 EST
    register here

 

14 December
  • What is ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's Legacy
    Hosted by: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ), No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)
    14 December, 14:00-15:15 CET / 8:00-9:15 EST
    Register here

 

  • Using digital technology for war crimes documentation and accountability
    Hosted by: eyeWitness to Atrocities, Truth Hounds
    14 December, 16:00-17:15 CET / 10:00-11:15 EST
    register here

 

  • Ecocide, Business and Human Rights
    Hosted by: Stop Ecocide Foundation, Ecocide Law Alliance
    14 December 17:00-18:00 CET / 11:00-12:00 EST
    register here

 

15 December
  • Keeping It Real: Duterte's Drug War Slaughter and the ICC
    Hosted by: DRCNet Foundation AKA StoptheDrugWar.org, Associazone Luca Coscioni, Filipino American Human Rights Alliance, Forum Droghe, Ecumenical Advocacy Network on the Philippines
    15 December, 13:00 EST / 7:00 EST
    Watch the recording of the event

 

  • Complementarity and the ICC: from preliminary examinations (Guinea, Colombia) to investigations (Sudan, Venezuela)
    Hosted by: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
    15 December, 14:00-15:15 CET / 8:00-9:15 EST
    Register here

 

  • Colloquium on the impact of illicit trade on Human Rights: the case of Syria
    Hosted by: No Peace Without Justice, Euro-Syrian Democratic Forum, Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention and the Sant'Anna School of Advance Studies
    15 December, 16:00-17:30 CET / 10:00-11:30 EST
    register here

 

16 December
  • ASP Side-event on "Ecocide; from Amazonia to Oceania to The Hague: bringing voices together towards a common goal
    Hosted by: No Peace Without justice (NPWJ), Seja Legal com a Amazônia (the Seja Legal Campaign)
    16 December, 13:00-14:30 CET / 07:00-8:30 EST
    register here
 
17 December
  • Accountability for SGBC in Colombia: better understanding acts of a sexual nature to break the circular definition of sexual violence
    Hosted by: Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
    17 December, 16:00 CET / 10:00 EST
    link to follow the event

 

  • Report on international crimes committed in Ukraine since February 2014: Preliminary findings
    Hosted by: Platform for Peace and Humanity and the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    17 December, 17:00 CET / 11:00 EST
    link to follow the event