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.
The Assembly approved, in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the Court, the transfer of approximately €236,700 from major programme IV to major programme I to provide for the funding of a disability pension of a former judge of the Court.
As regards the discussions on the crime of aggression, the Assembly focused on the following matters: the procedure for entry into force of amendments on aggression; the suggested deletion of article 5, paragraph 2, of the Statute; the application of article 28 of the Statute to the crime of aggression; the suggested inclusion of the text of United Nations General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) as an annex to the Rome Statute; and the elements of crime.
The President of the Assembly, H.E. Mr. Bruno Stagno Ugarte (Costa Rica), thanked the Assembly for its support and spirit of cooperation over the past three sessions, which he had been honoured to chair.
The Assembly of States Parties will hold its seventh session from 14 to 22 November 2008 in The Hague.
For further information on the resumed sixth session of the Assembly of States Parties, please contact Ms Fatma Waheb Wassie, at +31-646-168-626 or [email protected].