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.
The Assembly of States Parties is the management oversight and legislative body of the International Criminal Court. It is composed of representatives of the States that have ratified or acceded to the Rome Statute. The Assembly has a Bureau, consisting of a President, two Vice-Presidents and 18 members, elected for a three-year term. The Assembly held its first, second and sixth sessions at United Nations Headquarters, while the third, fourth and fifth sessions were held 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]