World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


ICC Assembly of States Parties Convenes At Hague

ICC Assembly of States Parties Convenes for the First Time in The Hague from September 6-10, 2004

Journalist Accreditation Period from August 23- 31, 2004

WHAT: The 94 governments to have ratified or acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will convene for the first time in The Hague, now home to the ICC. After nine years of ICC meetings at the UN headquarters in New York, the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will now meet in the Netherlands, following a September 2003 resolution which established the Permanent Secretariat of the Assembly in The Hague.

WHEN: The Third Session of the Assembly of States Parties will be held from Monday, September 6, 2004 until Friday, September 10, 2004.

WHERE: The Assembly of States Parties will take place at the Netherlands Congress Center (NCC), Churchillplein 10, The Hague.

WHY: The week-long meeting will address a range of agenda items critical for the functioning of the ICC including: the election of a Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions); the election of members of the Committee on Budget and Finance; approval of the ICC relationship agreement with the UN; and the adoption of the third fiscal year budget which involves serious policy issues impacting all aspects of the new court’s development. The Deputy Prosecutor will be elected by secret ballot from a list of candidates provided to the ASP by ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Those nominees were: Ms. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia, Ms. Nicola Crutchley of New Zealand, and Mr. Josaia Naigulevu of Fiji.

CICC PRESS BRIEFING: The Coalition for the International Criminal Court will be holding a press briefing prior to the start of the Assembly on the morning of Friday, September 3, following the ASP’s press briefing at the ICC (Maanweg, 174, The Hague). This briefing will include an overview of the major advances of the ICC since it was established in 2002; host state issues; and NGO concerns about the future budgeting of the ICC, victims issues and Court communications.


NOTE: Journalists must have ASP media accreditation to cover the ASP meeting and related press briefings. For complete details and a downloadable accreditation form, go to:

The accreditation application period starts on Monday, August 23 and closes on Wednesday, August 31 at 4 pm (CET).

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>


Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>


Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>


Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>



Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>