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

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Michael Plachta

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.