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Part 11 Assembly of States Parties: Assemblée Des États Parties, Art.112 Assembly of States Parties/Assemblée des États Parties

William A. Schabas

From: The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd Edition)

William A Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Elements of crimes — International criminal law, victims — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 112 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 112 establishes the Assembly of States Parties. The Assembly plays an important role in the operations of the Court, acting in its own right and through its subsidiary bodies such as the Committee on Budget and Finance. The Assembly meets once a year for about two weeks. Its responsibilities are assured on a continuous basis through its permanent Secretariat and its Bureau. In addition to what are essentially administrative functions, the Assembly of States Parties also has a legislative role. Through adoption and amendment of the Elements of Crimes and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence it exercises a significant influence upon the law applicable before the Court. It is also, together with the review conferences, the forum for amendments to the Rome Statute itself.

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