ICC - Fifth Session of the Assembly of States Parties - Practical Information for the Media

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The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court will hold its fifth session at the World Forum Convention Centre-WFCC, in The Hague, Netherlands, from 23 November to 1 December 2006.

Media Accreditation

All journalists wishing to cover the conference and related events are requested to submit an official letter of assignment by fax to +31 (0)70 381-5476 and the accreditation form to the following email address: [email protected].


The accreditation application period starts on Monday, 13 November and closes on Friday, 17 November 2006 at 4 p.m.

A journalist who is already accredited with the ICC does not have to submit the accreditation form nor the letter, but is kindly requested to confirm via email his or her participation.  

The results of the accreditation procedure will be posted on the ICC web site on Monday, 20 November 2006. Press badges will be issued and handed out at the WFCC to journalists that have been granted accreditation. To receive the press badge, journalists must present a passport or a valid ID with a photo. No admittance will be allowed to any of the scheduled events without prior accreditation.

Please note that there will be no press facilities available at the World Forum Convention Centre.

For additional information on accreditation please contact the ASP Secretariat at +31 (0)70 515-9592.


Schedule of Activities for the Press

Press Accreditation Period
Date/Time: 13 to 17 November 2006
Location: [email protected] or Fax: +31 (0)70 381-5476

Technical Press Briefing
Date/Time: Wednesday, 15 November 2006 at 11.00 hours
Location: ICC Premises. Briefing Room – 1a (will be conducted in English)

Notification of Accreditation
Date/Time: 20 November 2006
Location: ICC web site: Media Alert

Collection of Badges and Press Accreditation
Date/Time: Wednesday, 22 November 2006 from 11.00 to 17.00 hours
Location: Lobby, World Forum Convention Centre

Opening of the Session
Date/Time: Thursday, 23 November 2006 at 10.00 hours
Location: World Forum Theatre, World Forum Convention Centre

Closing of the Session
Date/Time: Friday, 1 December 2006 (time to be confirmed)
Location: World Forum Theatre, World Forum Convention Centre


Additional Information

The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court does not deal with issuance of visas to the Netherlands. Members of the media are responsible for obtaining an appropriate visa entry into the Netherlands if they need one. Visas  may  be obtained  from  a  diplomatic  or  consular  mission  of  the Netherlands in the country of residence. In the case of a country where the Netherlands does not have a consular mission, journalists may obtain a visa from the mission of another Schengen country that is responsible for issuing visas on behalf of the Netherlands.  The Schengen countries are: Austria,  Belgium,  Denmark,  Finland,  France,  Germany, Greece,  Iceland,  Italy,  Luxembourg,  the  Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.



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