Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, 28 November - 3 December 2005

Recommendations to the Fourth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court
28 November - 3 December 2005

The fourth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Statute of the International Criminal Court
(ICC) will be held in The Hague from 28 November to 3 December 2005.
Seven years after its creation, and only two and a half years after its establishment, the International Criminal
Court is leading three investigations, and the number of States parties to the Rome Statute is increasing, with the
recent 100th ratification by Mexico.
However, the ICC is still far from being universal as almost no progress has been made in the ratification
process in some regions of the world, for instance in countries of the League of Arab States and the Asian
continent. In that respect, FIDH believes that the continued opposition of the USA has had a detrimental effect
on the pace of the ratification campaign.
Furthermore, FIDH continues to urge states to implement the Rome Statute in their domestic law in order to
allow their national jurisdictions to exercise the principle of complementarity with the Court.

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