|US Ambassador-at-Large Stephen J. Rapp, Office of Global Criminal Justice, speaking in The Hague at the ASP's General Debate. Photo: ICC/SASP.|
AMICC participated in the annual meeting meeting of the ICC's governing body, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), in The Hague earlier this month. A final report on the session and issues important to AMICC is now available on our website.
At this session the ASP adopted a program budget for the Court for 2013, elected a Deputy Prosecutor and other officials, and held substantive meetings on the issues of cooperation and complementarity. Representatives from about 90 of the 121 States Parties, as well as observer states, including the United States, participated in the meetings. AMICC was one of many NGOs participating in the ASP. AMICC has been represented at all ASP meetings to date, in support of our advocacy as well as to inform our constituents and to engage with international civil society and Court leadership. At this session, AMICC attended official ASP meetings and relevant side events organized by NGOs, and disseminated live updates through social media outlets. These updates remain archived and available on AMICC’s Twitter feed and blog.