Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio attended the 16th Session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which took place from December 4-14 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Professor Sterio attended the ASP as a delegate for the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a Washington, D.C.-based NGO. Professor Sterio serves on the Board of Directors of the PILPG.
The ICC is the only permanent international criminal tribunal; its seat is at The Hague and it currently has jurisdiction over three sets of crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The ASP is the management oversight and legislative body of the ICC. It is composed of representatives of states that have ratified and acceded to the Rome Statute of the ICC. Issues discussed at this year’s ASP included the election of new ICC judges, states’ cooperation with the ICC and some states’ failure to execute ICC arrest warrants, and adding the crime of aggression to the Rome Statute of the ICC.
Professor Sterio has blogged about her experience at the ASP on Intlawgrrls; her post is available here.