Complementarity Resources

ASP Information - updated at
Summaries of meetings held in 2023
  Informal information session – 16 June
  Informal information session – 16 October
Summaries of meetings held in 2022
  Informal information session – 29 March 2022 
  The division of labour between the Court and ASP on complementarity and cooperation (joint meeting on complementarity and cooperation) - English
  Informal information session – 30 June 2022
  Update from the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) on their assessment of the complementarity-related recommendations (R226 - R267) - English
  Informal information session – 7 October 2022
  Assessing and enhancing complementarity-related efforts in relation to Sexual and Gender-based crimes (SGBC) - English

Summaries of meetings held in 2021

  Informal information session - 30 April 2021
  OTP Policy on Situation Completion - English
  Informal information session - 1 October 2021
  Complementarity, including the concept of Positive Complementarity (R262 – R265) and the Gravity Threshold (R227) - English
Summaries of meetings held in 2020
  Informal information session - 24 June 2020
  Complementarity and the relationship between national jurisdictions and the Court - English
Summaries of meetings held in 2019
  Informal information session - 22 February 2019
  Article 17 of the Rome Statute and issues of admissibility including an overview of jurisprudence and recent situations - English
  Seminar - 4 April 2019
  Completion strategies across the ICC’s activities - English
  Meeting of the facilitation- 31 October 2019
  Update on activities on complementarity - English


Documents and Tools

EU complementarity toolkit
European Commission and the External Action Service
Joint Working Document on Advancing the Principle of Complementarity -

Background documents

Stocktaking of international criminal justice
(Informal summary by the focal points)
RC-11-Annex.V.c - English 
Focal points’ compilation of examples of projects aimed at strengthening domestic jurisdictions to deal with Rome Statute Crimes
RC-ST-CM-INF.2 - English
Review Conference  - Resolution 1
RC-Res.1 - English
ASP9 - Report of the Bureau on complementarity
ICC-ASP-9-26 - English 
ASP9 - Resolution ICC-ASP/9/Res.3, paras. 4, 5, 15, and 47
ICC-ASP-9-20-Vol.I-Part.III-Res.3 - English 
ASP8 R - Report of the Bureau on complementarity
ICC-ASP-8-51 - English

 Associated documents

Interview with Ambassador Biering (Denmark)
ASP Newsletter #3 (page 18-19) - English

  Other links

The Peace and Justice Initiative


Assembly of States Parties