On The Legacy of the 16th Session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

The 16th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP or Assembly) to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) was held from December 4 to December 14, 2017 in New York.

The expectations were high – and so were the stakes. During the session, the Assembly was to consider matters fundamental to the Court, through holding a General Debate on the ICC and its operations, holding two plenary discussions on cooperation and the 20th anniversary of the ICC Statute, adopting a number of resolutions on matters such as cooperation, complementarity, and universality, and its mandate towards victims, aiming at ameliorating the ICC implementation of its mandate.