ASP 20th session: States must consider the impact of their current decisions on the future of the International Criminal Court

At the 20th Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute, Amnesty International urges states parties to consider how the decisions and positions they adopt now – in The Assembly and outside of it – may fatally undermine the future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Rome Statute system. Unfortunately, a number of states parties’ actions and positions seem at odds with the ideals they express publicly on the ICC, including within the general debate at each ASP session, in terms of providing the Court with adequate political support, cooperation or budget to function.

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