Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court

11 November 2007

The Assembly of States Parties is the oversight body of the International Criminal Court. It is made up of all countries that have ratified the Rome Statute. The sessions of the Assembly are also open to observer states and non-governmental organizations.

The Assembly’s responsibilities include:

  • Approving the budget of the International Criminal Court
  • Providing guidance and oversight of the International Criminal Court’s administration
  • Electing the judges, the Prosecutor , Deputy Prosecutors and the Registrar of the Court
  • Considering referrals from the Court of instances of non-cooperation by states
Amnesty International participates in sessions of the Assembly and lobbies states parties to ensure that the Assembly provides the fullest support and oversight of the Court.



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