ICC: a look back at the last Assembly of the States Parties

With this new podcast, you will be able to look back at the latest Assembly of States Parties, that you may have missed or followed with a little too much distance, due to the pandemic, thanks to two keen International Criminal Court observers the US law professor Milena Sterio and human rights researcher Maria Elena Vignoli. With our Justice Info’s correspondents in The Hague and partners from Asymmetrical Haircuts, they take a close look at: the election of six new judges, including four women; the issue of following-up on the extensive independent expert review; the question raised by the continued zero growth budget policy; the chaotic election of the new ICC prosecutor, that finally seems to come to an end with two (Irish and UK) front runners; and more. 

Assembly of the States Parties to the Rome Statue (ICC) - 19th edition, December 2019
19th edition of the Assembly of the States Parties to the Rome Statue (ICC), December 2019 @ ICC / CPI
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It’s Groundhog Day, as the Annual Meeting of the states parties to the International Criminal Court meet again and again – and they still haven’t finished.

We look back at how weird it all was online. We ask what was decided on the budget; no change especially considering Covid demands. And what about new judges; states were still horse-trading. And ask how the prosecutor election is going; not well, was the general conclusion.

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Stephanie (top left) and Janet (top right) speak with Maria-Elena Vignoli (bottom left) and Milena Sterio (bottom right). In the middle is our intern Dimitra Karapanagiotou who edited this episode

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This podcast has been published as part of a partnership between JusticeInfo.net and Asymmetrical Haircuts, a podcast on international justice produced from The Hague by journalists Janet Anderson and Stephanie van den Berg, who retain full control and independence over the contents of the podcast.