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This year’s 
Global Justice Monitor arrives just in time for the opening of the annual session of the Assembly of States Parties, the ICC’s governing body. In this expanded 47th edition of our annual review, it is clear that demands for justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are growing louder in every part of the world.


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States: Ratify ICC cooperation treaty
States can bolster their support for international justice by ratifying the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court.

Add your voice now to our November Campaign for Global Justice.

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ICC member states must acknowledge their shared responsibility to make international justice effective. 

ASP 14 – The basics

What is the Assembly of States Parties and what’s up for discussion? 


Negotiating the 2016 ICC budget

Governments are negotiating the ICC budget for 2016. What is the ICC asking for and what is it likely to get?

The ICC’s capacity crisis

The ICC’s proposed expansion falls short of meeting the demands on the court argue Human Rights Watch's Elizabeth Evenson and Amnesty International's Jonathan O’Donohue.

Looking back to move forward

Take a look back at last year's discussions in our ASP 13 report. 


No ICC investigation in Honduras

The ICC prosecutor has decided not to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity in Honduras.



Endless violence in Libya

The ICC prosecutor called for greater action to end widespread impunity in Libya, warning that resource constraints will make investigations difficult.

Burundi on the brink

In response to increasing violence in Burundi, the ICC prosecutor has warned against the commission of ICC crimes in the country. 

Judges consider Georgia probe 

Stalled domestic proceedings into alleged grave crimes have prompted the ICC prosecutor to request judges’ authorization to open investigation into the August 2008 armed conflict in Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia. 

What role for victims in ICC investigations?

Gaelle Carayon of REDRESS argues that victims of grave crimes should have a greater say in the ICC prosecutor’s decisions to open investigations.

ICC/Georgia – key facts & reaction  

Some key facts about the possible ICC Georgia investigation.

Victim participation in Ongwen

Will the expansion of charges against Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen allow more communities to participate in trial proceedings?

India: Do not welcome ICC fugitive al-Bashir

21 international and African nongovernmental organizations called on India not to welcome ICC fugitive Omar al-Bashir for a summit.


Canada: Return to advancing the rule of law

Fergus Watt, executive director of the Canadian section of the World Federalist Movement, calls on Canada to return to its enlightened leadership role in the development of international justice and the Responsibility to Protect.

More states must support the ACT Code of Conduct to limit the use of the United Nations Security Council veto in atrocity crime situations.

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Campaign for Global Justice


Rome Statute: 123
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 74

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 24
Article 8: 25

Focus Countries 2015

November: Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the ICC

*Each month we call on different countries to join the ICC as part of our Campaign for Global Justice.


18-26 November: 14th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, The Hague.

19 November: HILAC Lecture on Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict: Protection and Prosecution. T.M.C Asser Institute, The Hague.

30 November - 2 DecemberJudicial training Programme on Core international crimes, Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague.

9 DecemberLights and Shadows of the Proposed Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia, SCL lecture, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague
16 December: SCL Lecture: “Inside the International Law Commission: towards a convention of crimes against humanity”, TMC Asser Institute, The Hague.


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