Press Releases 2003



Côte d’Ivoire ratifies the Rome Statute

On 15 February 2013, the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (“the Assembly”), Ambassador Tiina Intelmann (Estonia) welcomed the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by the Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Youssoufou Bamba. Côte d’Ivoire was one of the first States to sign the Rome Statute, on 30 November 1998, and became the 122nd State Party to ratify the Rome Statute. The President noted that this was evidence of the increased support for the International Criminal Court and a welcome step towards universality of the Rome Statute.

Ambassador Intelmann stated that the ratification was a further indication of the positive spirit of cooperation which Côte d’Ivoire has demonstrated towards the International Criminal Court, and recalled in this regard that Côte d’Ivoire had, on 18 April 2003, filed a Declaration pursuant to article 12, paragraph 3 of the Rome Statute, by which it recognized the jurisdiction of the Court. It had, further, on 14 December 2010, confirmed this declaration and committed to cooperating fully with the Court, in particular in relation to the crimes committed since March 2004.

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ICC - Solemn undertaking of the Deputy Prosecutor: Speech of the Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties

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ICC - Second Session of the Assembly of States Parties

The second session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute will take place in New York from 8 to 12 September 2003.

The Assembly will consider the report and activities of the Court and the report of the Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties.

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ICC - ASP - Committee on Budget and Finance

  

The Committee on Budget and Finance (CBF) of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute is holding its first official meeting in New York from 4 to 8 August 2003.

The CBF will discuss its Rules of procedure and consider the draft programme budget of the International Criminal Court for 2004.

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ICC - NAO Appointed External Auditor of the Court

On 22 April 2003 the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, HRH Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein, informed the States Parties that the Assembly’s Bureau had decided to appoint the National Audit Office of the United Kingdom as External Auditor of the Court for the periods ending 31 December 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Under the ICC Financial Rules and Regulation the External Auditor advices the Court on the establishment of its initial administrative and financial control mechanism, provides financial audits, independent reports and advices on best accounting practice, and financial management.

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ICC - Election of the Committee on Budget and Finance

On 21 April 2003, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute meeting in New York elected 10 of the 12 members of the Committee on Budget and Finance of the International Criminal Court, the first permanent international criminal judicial institution created to hold accountable those responsible for serious crimes of concern to the international community.

The Committee on Budget and Finance was established by the Assembly of States Parties in resolution ICC-ASP/1/Res.4. It will be responsible for overseeing the financial, budgetary and administrative operations of the Court. Its members are elected among experts of recognized standing and experience in international financial matters. The Committee’s responsibilities include technical examination of documents submitted to the Assembly containing financial or budgetary implications as well as reviews and recommendations on the Court’s budget. Election to the committee is on the basis of equitable geographical distribution with seats allocated as follows: Africa: 2; Asia: 2; Eastern Europe: 2; Latin America and the Caribbean States: 2, and Western Europe and others: 4

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ICC - Election of the Prosecutor - Statement by the President of the Assembly of States Parties Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein

Statement for the Press by the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, HRH Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein, New York 24 March 2003

«I am pleased to report that, on Friday 21 March 2003, the States parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court agreed informally, and on the basis of consensus, to elect at the forthcoming resumed session of the Assembly of States Parties, Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo, of Argentina, as prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

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