Assembly of States Parties 2017
Marathon diplomatic negotiation criminalizes aggressive war at ICC

Summary Day Nine
Assembly of States Parties 2017

In the very early hours of 15 December, 123 states reached consensus on bringing justice one step closer for victims of aggressive wars. 
For the first time since the post-WWII trials in Nuremburg and Tokyo, an international court may be able to hold leaders individually criminally responsible for the crime of aggression, at times referred to as the ‘Crime against Peace’.

Get all the updates from the final day of ASP, Day Nine, here.

States elect five women and one man to serve nine year terms as ICC judges.
As five of the six outgoing ICC judges are women, the Coalition campaigned to ensure that female candidates were nominated by states to ensure fair gender representation on the ICC bench.
We urged states to seek out the very best and most qualified female candidates to uphold this fundamental standard.

Day One: UN Secretary General, ICC President and Prosecutor call for global justice effort

Day Two: Judges’ elections rule the day

Day Three: Elections’ finale, general debate commences

Day Four: General Debate dominates; Talks on Crime of Aggression activation

Day Five: NGOs enter the fray, justice policy talks ahead of Rome Statute 20th

Day Six: State cooperation crucial for an effective ICC

Day Seven: Building better institutions for global justice

Keep up to date with our daily summaries from ASP 2017 plenary discussions, side events, and other key developments, as well as related news coverage and publications. Follow us on Twitter with the hashtag #ASP16 for real time updates..

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