Press Releases 2008



ICC - Assembly of States Parties concludes its seventh session

At the seventh plenary meeting, on 21 November 2008, of the seventh session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”), the Assembly adopted seven resolutions on issues including the venue of the Review Conference, the permanent premises of the Court and the programme budget for 2009.

The Assembly made a decision as regards the venue of the Review Conference of the Rome Statute, which shall be held in Kampala, Uganda, during the first semester of 2010, for a period of five to ten working days, at dates to be established by the Bureau of the Assembly in close consultation with the Government of Uganda. Furthermore, the Assembly decided that in the event of unforeseen developments, the timing, the venue and other modalities of the Review Conference may be revisited.

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ICC - Opening of the seventh session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

The seventh session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”) opened on 14 November 2008 at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague. The President of the Assembly, H.E. Mr Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, opened the session, which will last until 22 November.

Since the resumed sixth session in June 2008 two States, namely the Cook Islands and Suriname, had become Parties to the Rome Statute, bringing the total number of States Parties to 108.

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ICC - Seventh Session of the Assembly of States Parties

The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court will hold its seventh session at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 14 to 22 November 2008.

All journalists wishing to cover the session and related events must submit an official letter of assignment by fax to +31 (0)70 381 54 76 and the completed accreditation form (English or  French) to the following e-mail address: [email protected].

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ICC - Assembly of States Parties concludes its resumed sixth session

At the 9th meeting, on 6 June 2008, of the resumed sixth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”) held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Assembly adopted two resolutions: on the Review Conference of the Rome Statute and on the transfer of funds between major programmes of the Court.

On the Review Conference, the Assembly requested the Bureau to continue the preparations for the Review Conference and to further refine the practical and organizational issues related to the venue of the Conference, prior to the seventh session in November 2008, where a final decision on the venue would be taken.

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ICC - Resumption of the sixth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

The resumed sixth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”) opened on 2 June at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The President of the Assembly, H.E. Mr. Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, opened the session, which will last until 6 June 2008.

The Assembly adopted its agenda for the session and agreed on the organization of work. The main issues for consideration by the Assembly are the definition of the crime of aggression and the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction by the Court, the Review Conference of the Rome Statute, and the transfer of funds from major programme IV to major programme I.

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ICC - The Republic of Madagascar ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

On 14 March 2008, the government of Madagascar deposited its instrument of ratification to the Rome Statute. The Statute will enter into force for Madagascar on 1 June 2008, bringing the total number of States Parties to the Rome Statute to 106. 

 

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