ICC - Assembly of States Parties concludes its ninth session

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New York, 10 December 2010 

On 10 December 2010, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”) concluded its ninth session and adopted resolutions, inter alia, on the programme budget for 2011, permanent premises, governance, the Independent Oversight Mechanism and on Strengthening the International Criminal Court and the Assembly of States Parties. 

As a part of the Review Conference follow-up, the Assembly considered three stocktaking topics, namely complementarity, cooperation, impact of the Rome Statute on victims and affected communities, and decided to keep under constant review the question of enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of the Court. The focal points on pledges invited States to submit new pledges to the Assembly as well as follow up on the pledges already made. The States Parties also adopted a resolution on the establishment of the study group on governance as a collective exercise by States and the Court.
Furthermore, the Assembly approved, by consensus, the 2011 budget of the Court totaling €103,607,900 and a staffing level of 766.
On the construction of the permanent premises of the Court, the Oversight Committee briefed the Assembly on the continuation of the project and noted that the project remained within the budget of €190 million.
The Assembly adopted the Operational Mandate for the investigative function of the Independent Oversight Mechanism. 


The Assembly also elected Ambassador Simona Mirela Miculescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, as Vice-President of the Assembly and Coordinator of the New York Working Group to complete the term of the former Vice-President. The election of the President of the Assembly for the period of the tenth to the twelfth sessions was deferred until the beginning of the tenth session. 
The Assembly of States Parties will hold its tenth session from 12 to 21 December 2011 at UNHQ. During that session, the Assembly would, inter alia, elect six new judges and the Prosecutor.


   Press Conference by the President of the ASP and the ICC   
  President of the Assembly of States Parties H.E. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser,
   ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song and ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo
   held a joint press conference on the work of the ASP.                 

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